Coach Neal is from Temecula California entering her 2nd year of coaching in public education. She spent the last year teaching and coaching at the middle school level to kick start her career. In College she played basketball at Vanguard University her freshman year, then transferred to Seattle Pacific University as a walk on playing one season with the Falcons. Coach Neal achieved her Bachelors in Health & Fitness Education at Seattle Pacific University. She spent her senior year researching the effects of body image on student athletes compared to non-student athletes for her capstone. She has a passionate interest in athletes’ mental health and what can negatively impact their body image. Coach Neal also holds a Masters of Arts and Teaching from Seattle Pacific University. Her hobbies outside of teaching and basketball include guitar, spikeball, and cycling.