Coach meets her match

By Nicole Quast published August 22, 2007

Coach Jessika Stratton finally met her match -- literally.

Now known as Jessika Caldwell, she knows how it feels to be living the married life. While attending a Church group she has been involved with several years, she met her future husband playing basketball on boys' night. She felt no pressure playing with the guys, she was just happy that they provided no competition and the odds where in her favor.

Apparently, more than just the odds were in her favor.

She officially tied the knot with Tony Caldwell on Aug. 4, 2007 at Arrowhead Golf Course in Littleton, CO. Her close family, friends and most of the team attended the wedding.

"I loved the girls being there and sharing this experience with me," said Jessika Caldwell. "They definitely saw me in a whole different light, being all dressed up, wearing makeup, my nails were done and wearing lipstick for the first time."

The golf course, with its green grass and mountain views provided the perfect setting for the wedding.

"I loved the wedding. It was absolutely beautiful." said Caldwell. "The wedding displayed more then just us."

Since the wedding, life hasn't changed for Jessika.

"Married life is great. It hasn't changed," said Caldwell. "We get the chance to experience our journey, by creating a marriage and a relationship that will last like our parents and grandparents."

Now that she's enjoying every minute of the married life, Mrs. Caldwell will be focusing the remainder of her time on here upcoming basketball season as she enters her third year as head coach.

"I think that this year will be fun," said Caldwell. "Going through the ups and downs of coaching. It will be nice to have someone at home when I come home whether we win or lose. Hopefully he will still like me."


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