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Last updated 3:33AM ET
November 19, 2017
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Crawley doubles as basketball coach, motivational speaker
(2007-12-10)
(WOUB) - You may know Sylvia Crawley as a former WNBA player.
Or you may know her as the head coach for Ohio University's women's basketball team.
What you may not know her for is her work as a motivational speaker.
Crawley began talking to crowds as a high school basketball player whose coach asked the team to regularly participate in community service.
Pretty soon Crawley's coach noticed she had a knack for public speaking.
Crawley says she receives letters of thanks from audience members who have been touched by her story.
The coach adds that she uses these skills on the court constantly.
Crawley played in the WNBA for five years before starting her coaching job at Ohio.
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