Meet Sonya

Sonya Elliott’s memoir, Back on the Court: A Young Woman’s Triumphant Return to Life, Love & Basketball, is her story of finding hope in the wake of tragedy after she and her fiancé were hit by a train. She blogs about writing, basketball and life and is currently working on a Young Adult Novel and a Non-Fiction Coaching book. Stories of her career as a fashion model are woven through her memoir, as both the Soloflex and Easy Spirit Shoes commercials were filmed during that time period, and this unique and intriguing business continues to be a part of her life.

Sonya played basketball at Eastern Washington University and was a starter for the Big Sky Champion team that went the 1987 NCAA tournament. She coached for almost 25 years and was voted Seattle Times Coach of the year, Seattle Officials Women’s Basketball Association Coach of the Year, and twice voted Metro League Coach of the Year. She loves the game of basketball and is thankful, not only for her husband and kids, but for her ability to continue to get back on the court.

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Meet Sonya

Sonya Elliott’s memoir, Back on the Court: A Young Woman’s Triumphant Return to Life, Love & Basketball, is her story of finding hope in the wake of tragedy after she and her fiancé were hit by a train. She blogs about writing, basketball and life and is currently working on a Young Adult Novel and a Non-Fiction Coaching book. Stories of her career as a fashion model are woven through her memoir, as both the Soloflex and Easy Spirit Shoes commercials were filmed during that time period, and this unique and intriguing business continues to be a part of her life.

Sonya played basketball at Eastern Washington University and was a starter for the Big Sky Champion team that went the 1987 NCAA tournament. She coached for almost 25 years and was voted Seattle Times Coach of the year, Seattle Officials Women’s Basketball Association Coach of the Year, and twice voted Metro League Coach of the Year. She loves the game of basketball and is thankful, not only for her husband and kids, but for her ability to continue to get back on the court.

CONTACT SONYA HERE

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On Video

Always Believe in You | TEDxSpokane

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. How do you respond to setbacks or tragedy in your life? The speaker shares her ideas, looking internally, on how to find success and overcome hardships.

Q13 FOX News This Morning

“Back on the Court” by Sonya G. Elliott

Struck by a train just days before her wedding, Sonya Elliott, an athlete and fashion model, miraculously survives. “Back on the Court” is Sonya’s incredible story of recovery. As she fights her way through grief, debilitating injuries and heartbreak, she reignites her passion for basketball, and ultimately for life itself. This heart-felt memoir brings insight to the grief process, is a captivating love story, and has an inspiring impact that will last a lifetime.

Articles

“WHAT IS A YOGI, ANYWAY?”

by Sonya Elliott  (Yoga International Magazine)

LOVE IN EVERY LITTLE STEP

by Sonya Elliott (Miniature Gazette)

Press

WEST SEATTLE COACH SONYA ELLIOTT’S GRITTINESS RESONATES WITH PLAYOFF TEAM

By Sandy Ringer (Seattle Times)

PEACE, LOVE, BASKETBALL 

By Kandi Carper (Eastern Magazine)

WEST SEATTLE’S ELLIOTT MADE THE WILDCATS INTO CONTENDERS

By Allison Thomasseau (King5.com)

SONYA G. ELLIOTT NAMED METRO LEAGUE COACH OF THE YEAR  

by Patrick Robinson and David Rosen (West Seattle Herald)

BASKETBALL HELPED REKINDLE HER LIFE 

by Dave Trimmer (The Spokesman Review, February 10, 2009)

PEACE.LOVE.BASKETBALL FROM FULL COURT DESIGN

West Seattle Blog