Position: Coach

Claw & Order

Derby Name

Claw & Order

Nickname

Claw

Significance of Name or Number?

Police Code

When Did you start playing Roller Derby?

June 2010

What do you like the most about Roller Derby?

The community it builds. Teammates, other skaters, other leagues, charities, sponsors. We all work together and create a strong bond!

Short Bio

10 seasons of derby, starting in Birmingham with Tragic City Rollers. I have had the opportunity to play and practice internationally and with some of the top teams and skaters nationally. I love growing and sharing the sport!

Favorite Food?

Tacos

Favorite Song

Secret favorite genre… musicals!

Likes

Having fun, while working hard!

Dislikes

Bad attitudes

Final Thoughts

Excited for the 2020 season!

Assault E. Señorita

Derby NAme

Assault E. Señorita

Nickname

Salty

Significance of Name or Number?

Salty tendencies.

When Did you start playing Roller Derby?

July 2009

What do you like the most about Roller Derby?

The skills and benefits of being part of a roller derby league.
Roller derby teaches people how to work together, how to help one another, how to be strategic, how to be healthier, how to be strong (in many ways), how to have fun. Roller derby is known for building confidence – notably in women. The camaraderie established by women within roller derby communities is the strongest I’ve ever witnessed.

Short Bio

I am a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama – growing up in a more rural area on the outskirts. My husband and I have a 17-year-old son in his senior year of high school and a 26-year-old son recently returning from China and residing in Louisville, Kentucky. We have three dogs, two cats, and both work at The University of Alabama.

I have an associates degree in graphic design and prepress communication, a Bachelor of Science in Science, Technology, and Culture and I am currently a part of the Masters program in Interactive Technology at UA.

I work as a Project Administrator in the College of Continuing Studies. I manage projects spanning the entire college including at the Bryant Conference Center and Bryant Museum.

I am a founder and coach for Tuscaloosa’s one-and-only roller derby team, the Druid City Dames. I have been a part of the Board of Directors, sitting as the VP for the non-profit Druid City Derby, for over 3 years. I enjoy the company of these strong women and athletes.

While I lack a lot of spare time, I do enjoy cooking, singing, and relaxing with family and friends or simply on the couch with my favorite partner.

Favorite Food?

Most anything spicy

Favorite Song

Under Pressure

Likes

Music, soda water, back rubs, donkeys, art and the little things…

Dislikes

Dishonesty, bad smells, weekday mornings, lost cell phone coverage, the usual…

Final Thoughts

DCD is growing! And that is so cool! The league has an awesome opportunity to do great things in Tuscaloosa!

Dutchass of Painbridge

Derby NAme

DutchAss of Painbridge

Nickname

Princess

Significance of Name or Number?

Birthdate

When Did you start playing Roller Derby?

2015

What do you like the most about Roller Derby?

My teammates

Short Bio

I am a researcher by day working to develop a pain intensity measure for individuals with limited ability to communicate. I am also a full time PhD student, pursing a degree in Public Health. In my free time I enjoy traveling, food, adventure, animals, and wedding planning. I’ve been playing with the Dames since the team began in 2015, I love the sport of roller derby and all of the amazing women I’ve met along the way.

Favorite Food?

Red Wine (preferably Australian country of origin)

Favorite Song

Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding

Likes

Travel

Dislikes

Inconsistency

Final Thoughts

Do things that make you uncomfortable.

Scarla O’ Teara

Derby NAme

Scarla O’Teara

Nickname

Scarla

Significance of Name or Number?

 

When Did you start playing Roller Derby?

2007

What do you like the most about Roller Derby?

The hits!

Short Bio

 

Favorite Food?

After a bout…a burger

Favorite Song

Heads Will Roll

Likes

Roller skates, rivers, beer

Dislikes

Incompetence! Mean people

Final Thoughts

 

Glamazon Prime

Derby NAme

Glamazon Prime

Nickname

Glam

Significance of Name or Number?

My name is a play on a lot of things…Amazons like Wonder Woman, Glamazon like RuPaul and Optimus Prime. And my number is one that occurs pretty regularly in my daily life.

When Did you start playing Roller Derby?

2017

What do you like the most about Roller Derby?

It’s both physically and mentally challenging.

Short Bio

I’ve always been athletic, playing softball for most of my youth, and I found myself very out of shape in my early 20’s. My fitness journey led me first to running and then to Spartan obstacle course races, then to CrossFit and eventually to Roller Derby. I’ve made it a point to do things that scare and challenge me just to prove to myself that I can.

Favorite Food?

Zapps potato chips in Voodoo flavor

Favorite Song

Anything by Incubus

Likes

Things that are cool

Dislikes

People that suck

Final Thoughts

Do the things that scare you, it’s only then that you’ll know what you’re made of