I’ve been an athlete for the last 44 years. In high school I received Female Athlete of the Year Award lettering 15 times out of 16 opportunities in my high school career. I tried out collegiately for softball. I was not picked as a regular roster player but became the team manager. I have continued being an athlete; playing softball and volleyball as an adult. Twelve years ago I began my coaching career. I started with middle school basketball and middle school track. I then added high school varsity basketball and high school varsity track. For the last six years I was the Athletic Director at Eastbrook Academy along with numerous coaching positions. I am now thrilled to be a part of the Salam School athletic team coaching varsity girls volleyball. I believe that athletics provide a lifelong skill set that the classroom cannot. Teamwork, commitment, loyalty responsibility, collaboration, diversity, perseverance, and success are all taught through athletics and will continue to help people throughout their lifetime.
Hi my name is Lujain Atari. I am a Salam High school graduate and currently a junior at the university Wisconsin Milwaukee. It’s important to me to stay involved in and support our community, especially our athletic community. As a high school student Athlete, sports had always been a determinant in my academic success. In my experience, sports help keep students active, not only physically but socially as well. For me that sport was volleyball. I played volleyball all four years of my high school career, and till this day don’t regret it. Actually, I enjoyed playing the sport so much that when I graduated and went off to college I felt this empty void spring into my life suddenly. I hadn’t realized how much the sport had shaped me as a person until I stopped playing it ( in a academic environment at least). To fill that emptiness, I jumped at the opportunity to come back into the Salam School sports community and coach the girls that I’ve come to know, the sport that I love!