During practice, Coach Gavvy was unfailingly positive, focused more on the development of her students as people rather than as fencers. But her disposition would often change during tournaments, as she would demand maximum effort from each competitor on her team, becoming a harridan of the fencing strip.

One thought on “Harridan

  1. Often a true experience of all people when they begin a new sport or life experience. The initial coach can be all about ‘what an individual would like to achieve) Then…..when their expertise in on the line they morph into ‘good word’. a harridan.

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