Stats: 15, Sophomore at Houston County High School in Warner Robins, GA
- President’s Award
- Honors Program
- 2010 Little League Softball World Series Champion
- Travel Softball for East Cobb Bullets/Bass
- Softball MVP (Two years)
- Hustle Award
- 2013 and 2014 PGF Premier Nationals Berth
- "100" Point Club
- Fusion Youth Group
- Handbell choir
Amber hitting instructor Pablo delivered the best advice she’s ever received.
“He told me my parents are my friends and they are the only ones that will always be there for me. He was absolutely right they have always been there for me, my biggest supporters in everything I do,” says Amber.
How it began:
While in the middle of a basketball game with friends, when Amber Coy was nine years old, she was asked to try out for a local softball team and has been playing ever since. Even though she was new to the game at age nine, by the time she was eleven, Amber was able to call herself a World Series champion after her team Warner Robins American Little League dominated the season.
Since then she’s received several other athletic recognitions including being named MVP for Softball two years, voted Most Athletic and Best All-Around Warner Robins M Softball. She’s been asked to play travel ball, participated in All-County and All Middle GA teams, played wth the AAAAA Sweet Sixteen Softball, a member of the “100” Point Club. During the last two years, Amber was also chosen to be a PGF Premier Nationals Berth for fast pitch!
Her success in sports doesn’t just stop with softball. She’s the recipient of the Soccer-Coaches Award, the Track-Coaches Award, the Basketball-MVP, and Hustle Award for basketball.
Amber’s motto stems from her Christian faith.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” Amber says is something she tells herself whenever she’s faced with a challenge.
Amber confronted her childhood fear of bad weather head on by reading books about storms when she was younger to soothe her nerves and understanding.
“I am not afraid anymore, but I am more intrigued and interested in meteorology,” says Amber. Even though she’s not quite sure what she wants to do, she’s looking at her options. She says, “I want to study weather and either be a meteorologists or work behind the scenes as an atmospheric scientists.”
“My Mom has been my biggest inspiration, she is always there for me but mostly she encourages me to do my best and to believe in myself,” says Amber.
Amber is proud of the fact that her family is close-knit and counts it a blessing that most of her immediate family lives in her hometown.
“We get together on all holidays and we have family game night and movie night at least twice a month,” says Amber.
Parent to Parent:
Amber’s mom Robin Coy grew up under the instruction that she would one day go to college. “I never knew any different,” said Robin who believes this way of thinking helped her to set her mind on great things.
“Thanks to think for being persistent, I am a dental hygienist and love my career,” says Robin.
Kevin and Robin Coy don’t consider themselves to be cool parents, but they say it doesn’t stop their kids from loving and respecting them anyway.
“We have game night and my girls invite their friends and we have a great time. Each game night I get to spend time with my children and I get to know their friends even better.”
The Coys’ say, “Kids want and need our attention, even if they act like they don’t,” which is why they believe other parents should “work hard to create memories and spend time with your kids.”
“Amber is the most driven child I have ever seen,” says her dad Kevin. She is active in multiple time-consuming sports, but has never let that affect her grades.
Kevin and Robin help her study when needed or take her to school early on days when she’s arranged to review with a teacher before class.