Photo credit: Rudi Holt
Skater name: Coconut Rumble
Skater number: 36
Position: Blocker (wanna be-EVERYTHING)
Years Played: 3 years in April How did you get into derby? I liked the costuming and when I saw a bout I thought– I can be bad ass like that
How did you select your name? Beach vacations are my favorite: so Coconut Rum is a beach drink staple and I turned “rum” into “Rumble” for the fight.
What is your day job? I teach babies with developmental delays or disabilities 0-3 and their caregivers how to better reach developmental milestones such as playing, walking, and talking.
Worst derby injury? Torn MCL
Tunes that get you pumped on bout day: ROCK (In This Moment or Rap(Ludacris)!
Any current derby crushes? My Lone Star Assassins, but Bumble BeeDuff is my biggest crush because she is tenacious- tough and works VERY hard- improving always.
Most rewarding derby experience so far: Being able to play on the A Team Roster for Conspiracy Travel Team
Favorite food: Hamburgers, Watermelon, Mangos
Advice for new skaters? Always bust YOUR OWN butt, don’t wait for someone else to do it for you. Show up and work!!!