Cathy Andruzzi | Leadership & Performance

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Cathy Andruzzi | Leadership & Performance Coach

Cathy Andruzzi cultivates high performance teams through self discovery, awareness and choice. As a certified Leadership and Performance Coach her program is designed to uncover the potential of athletes as individuals and team players by developing their leadership competencies, mental skills and competitive mindset. She also works with coaches preparing them to manage change, communicate effectively with their athletes, and lead their teams to success.

Cathy has developed customized Leadership and Performance Programs for Rutgers Women’s Soccer and Lacrosse, Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League, and Players Development Academy (PDA) – the largest youth soccer program in New Jersey.

In her four years as Leadership & Performance coach of Rutgers Women’s Soccer, her program was instrumental in developing a high performance culture which led to the team winning the school’s first BigTen Championship, going undefeated in conference regular season play and advancing to the NCAA Women’s College Cup, the Final Four of women’s soccer.

Cathy has a wealth of experience in collegiate athletics and in business. She has been a collegiate athlete, coach, and recruiter, as well as an entrepreneur, broadcaster and public speaker. Cathy played basketball at Queens Col- lege and served as head women’s basketball coach at Wagner College, Fordham University and East Carolina Uni- versity. She was also an assistant coach at Rutgers University and Seton Hall University. Cathy led her ECU team to the school’s first and only AP Top 20 ranking and NCAA Tournament appearance.

At ECU she also served as creator, executive producer and on-air talent for the Cathy Andruzzi Show, the nation’s first women’s basketball coach’s television and radio show.

Following her stint at ECU, Cathy took on a new challenge. She moved out of basketball and into the business world where she became the fourth ever female Domino’s Pizza owner-operator. She built six successful Domino’s Pizza franchises in New Jersey.

After 13 years with Domino’s, Cathy was called to return to the sports world as a TV analyst and producer. She produced and marketed the Women’s Basketball Show and The Game of the Week, a national package of women’s basketball games. She also created and secured the sponsorship for the first TV special devoted to the NCAA women’s basketball tournament.

Cathy was later tapped as the General Manager of the American Basketball League’s Philadelphia Rage. There she held responsibility for player personnel and team operations, which included corporate sponsorship programs, tick- et sales, marketing and public relations. She next served as Executive Director of the 2000 NCAA Women’s Final Four in the host city of Philadelphia.

After a career in coaching and leading basketball teams and building businesses, Cathy found her passion in teaching and coaching others which led her to attain her professional certification in Leadership Coaching for Organization- al PerformanceTM from Rutgers|Heidrick & Struggles, an International Coach Federation (ICF) ACTP accredited program. She is a Professional Certified Coach and is certified in administering TTI Success DISC, Driving Forces and Emotional Quotient assessments. She has a Master’s Degree in Sports Leadership from Concordia University.

She also served as an Associate Director of Rutgers Global Sports Business Master’s Program where she was a member of the team that launched the program. She has been an Entrepreneur-In-Residence for the Sports Busi- ness Ventures course at University of North Carolina and an Advisor at the University of North Carolina Kenan Institute Sport Entrepreneurship. In addition, as a Sr.Associate Director for the DeVos Sport Business Management Graduate Program at the University of Central Florida, Cathy provides leadership coaching to the DeVos graduate students.

Cathy’s coaching and playing talents have led to her induction into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame and the Queens College Athletics Hall of Fame with her teammates from Queens College, the ECU Athletic Hall of Fame and Staten Island Hall of Fame as a coach.

Cathy is certified vinyasa yoga teacher and a avid practitioner of ashtanga yoga.





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