Debbie Root

THEN: Multi-talented and proficient in the air. Was the third leading scorer in 1978 season. Injured for part of the 1980 season. 1 assist in 1980 season.

NOW: Taught PE for 33 years at Kingsford Park Elementary in Oswego, NY. Coached Track and Field, Volleyball, Basketball, Swimming and Soccer. In 1986 Deb coached Oswego Girls Soccer to Section III Championship!


  • Plays competitive women’s volleyball at the senior level
    since 2010.
  • Six-time NYS Senior Games Gold Medalist-volleyball
  • National Senior Games participant 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 Volleyball
  • 2011 4th Place Senior National’s Volleyball
  • 2013 1st Place Senior National’s Volleyball
  • 2014- present USAPA Pickleball Ambassador
  • Competes in local and state pickleball tournaments.

Soccer Memory: Having Anna Rush as a coach — she was like a 2nd mother, driving through Boston on our way to University of Massachusetts: we were in vans and getting very giddy — we put up signs in the van which read, “van for unwed mothers.”

Position Halfback
Height 5'10"
Grade Junior
Hometown Palmyra, NY
High School Palmyra
Season Fall 1980