Coach Spotlight: Tyger Paris

Nicole Tardio

Blue & Gold Staff Writer

 I had the pleasure of sitting down with girls basketball head coach Tyger Paris, and I learned a lot about her life outside and inside of Gulf Breeze. 

Paris has a very exciting life at home with her 5 year old son. She said that her son keeps her on her toes as well as, “we (she and her son) love to play sports in our backyard, hiking, and spending time on the beach. I love coaching my son in his sports, going to Disney, paddleboard yoga, traveling, fishing, and being on the water.” Paris also mentioned that she has a pet weenie dog named Rowdy, and a fish named broccoli.

When asked about how her life was when she was young, Paris says “My family is very supportive. Growing up, our house was the go to house for all of my friends and neighbors. My mom stocked the pantry with snacks and drinks so everyone had something to eat after practice. Saturday consisted of college football game day and sports being played in the front yard with our friends. Sunday was family day; we went to church, cooked out and spent quality time together. My mom has spent over 25 years as an administrator in the public school system and my dad is an Iron-Worker. I have one older brother that just received his Masters in Arabic Studies from the American University in Cairo, Egypt.”

When asked about what activities she does in school, Paris said “basketball is the only sport I coach this year for the high school and I also coach 4&5 year old soccer for the YMCA. The past two years, I have coached softball for Gulf Breeze. In high school, I cheered, played basketball and softball. My most memorable time in basketball was making it to the Sweet 16 for two years in a row and Elite 8 my senior year. My senior year, I signed to play basketball and softball at Huntingdon College.”

Coach Paris also mentioned how excited she is to work with the best players and coaching staff.