Colleen Coyne & Christina Putigna on Athletes and Social Media
Boston Pride forward Christina Putigna holds the record for the most points scored by a Canadian player in a single season in the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) season. Putigna starred as a forward for Providence College from 2015 to 2019 and was drafted by the Boston Pride in 2019. After her rookie season, Putigna was selected to the NWHL All Star Team and has been re-signed by the Pride for the 2020-21 season.
Boston Pride president Colleen Coyne is an Olympic Gold Medalist (Nagano, 1998), coach, sports parent, and seasoned executive who knows and honors the game. After a standout career at the University of New Hampshire, Coyne went on to anchor the American defense on four different USWNT culminating in gold in the 1998 Olympics. Coyne, and the entire 1998 team, are members of the Hockey Hall of Fame. A believer in teamwork and positivity, Coyne gives back to the game by serving on the USA Hockey Board of Directors executive committee and by coaching youth hockey.
In this video, both Coyne and Putigna discuss their personal experiences with social media and the role it is coming to play in many athletes lives. Putigna discusses how when she was growing up that practices and games were a way for her to "turn off" from social media and a way to stay present with her teammates. Coyne goes on to discuss social media from both a parent and coach perspective - stating that there is a need to put social media aside and one way to do that is to get your children involved in sports.