COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - It's fond memories of hard work and success on the court for Jennifer Kazmierski.
"We had phenomenal girls that I played with. Everybody wanted to win. We went to the second round of the NCAA tournament my freshman and junior year and we went to the Sweet 16 my sophomore and senior years," said Kazmierski. She played for Texas A&M, then Jennifer Wells, from 1994 to 1997 and like any good Aggie, victories over Texas seemed the sweetest.
"We were able to beat them at home a couple of times throughout my career, but I will never forget those matches. They were just dog fights and I just always enjoyed beating the Longhorns," said Kazmierski.
Years later, her passion for the game is going strong. She's 18 years into her coaching career and after success with programs across the state, she returned to coaching at A&M Consolidated in College Station.
"This feels right. Being here, I feel like I am meant to be here and to make the impact that I'm going to make," she explained. Working to improve their record is important for Kazmierski, but it's not the only thing she's trying to accomplish.
"I think a lot of times, girls have a lot of confidence issues and we think we're not good enough so my biggest goal is how can I help them realize what they're made of and how can I get them to really shoot for the stars," said Kazmierski
Kazmierski is also the director of programs for Aggie Elite Volleyball. When she's not coaching, she loves spending time with her family.