Kanuch Making a Impact

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Tyrone welcomed a new coach and physical education teacher to the school district this fall. Lindsay Kanuch will fill in for Mrs. Megan Hartman, who is out on maternity leave until January. Kanuch is also the new assistant junior high girls soccer coach.

Kanuch comes to Tyrone with many years of soccer coaching experience.

I want the girls to improve their soccer skills, become better players, enjoy being a part of a team, and winning wouldn’t be too bad either”

— Linsey Kanuch

She was the varsity head coach at Huntington for two years and the assistant for one. She also coached at the Valley School in Ligonier as an assistant boys coach for two years.

Kanuch began playing soccer when she was four years old and played high school soccer for Indian Valley, where she was a goaltender and a defender.

Kanuch loves soccer and is excited to have the opportunity to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with the junior high girls.

“I want the girls to improve their soccer skills, become better players, enjoy being a part of a team, and winning wouldn’t be too bad either,” said Kanuch.

Kanuch loves running training sessions and always preaches to her players to ”practice like you play.”

“I love seeing the girls improve and being part of a team, and I just really love being around the girls. They are so much fun,” said Kanuch.

Her main goal for the season is to get to know and help the program, and to expand the passion the girls have for the game.

Kanuch is teaching phys ed in middle and high school until January. She was previously a gym teacher at Standing Stone Elementary for three years, and Valley School in Ligonier for four years.  Her husband is the varsity head track and field coach at Tyrone High School.

One of the first things Kanuch’s students and players had to learn about their new teacher and coach is to pronounce her last name. It isn’t said like it’s written, and it trips many people up the first time they see it written out. It’s pronounced “Kun-you.”

Kanuch says she became a gym teacher because she was always a “gym class hero” and wanted to bring her enthusiasm for sports and physical fitness to young people.

“I love to help students to fall in love with fitness as I did,” said Kanuch.

Some of Kanuch’s favorite gym activities include nitro ball and ping pong.

Outside of soccer and teaching, in her free time Kanuch loves to work out, bake and watch the next great series on Netflix.