Kaye O’Sullivan, Founder and Executive Director of FACES of Total Victory®, has had a love for sports, people, and Jesus practically her entire life.
Growing up during a time when there was little opportunity or respect for girls’ sports, she played wherever she could find a team or a league. In the late 1960’s and early 70’s, this consisted of American Legion Teams and church-league basketball, as even her high school didn’t have a team for girls.
The implementation of Title IX gave her an opportunity to play and letter in basketball during college at the University of South Carolina, Spartanburg (now USC Upstate).
Women’s teams received very little support, as they truly played for the “love of the game.” She met her husband, who was a football player at Wofford College at the time, while in a gym practicing basketball. They have been married for 45 years, have two sons, and four active grandchildren.
Kaye’s love and passion to serve female athletes and coaches is fueled by these life experiences as a female athlete and her love for Jesus. She spent the past 18 years in sports ministry seeing God turn visions for female ministry into reality and is excited to see what God continues to do with FACES of Total Victory® NP!
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Leah O’Brien Amico
Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist in softball, winning Gold in 1996, 2000, and 2004. She was a three-time First Team All-American and three-time First Team Academic All-American at the University of Arizona while winning three NCAA Championships. Leah travels the country and internationally engaging, motivating, and inspiring groups through her speaking, camps, and clinics. She has also been a softball broadcast commentator for ESPN and national radio and has still found time to author a devotional book. She and her husband are the parents of three sons.
Heather was an outstanding volleyball and basketball player in high school and went on to play those sports at USC Upstate. She was inducted into the USC Upstate Hall of Fame in 2004. She ranks among the all-time school leaders in thirteen different career and single season categories, while earning Presidential Honor Roll awards during those four years. Heather went on to serve as Head Volleyball Coach and Assistant Basketball Coach at Woodruff High School where she is currently the Director of Guidance.
is a graduate of Wofford College and current Terrier Club Board of Directors member. She has a love for and experience in sports ministry and is currently special projects director at White Oak Management.
“I am excited to be a part of FACES of Total Victory because I know that the Lord is going to use this organization to change the lives of female athletes and coaches by teaching them how precious and valuable they are in His eyes.”
Janet is a Clemson University Basketball Hall of Fame standout, ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament Legend, and career high school guidance counselor. She and her husband have three children and two grandchildren.
“When I was about the age of seven, my mother saw my passion for basketball and said to me, ‘Janet, the Lord has given you a talent and love for basketball; you ought to play for Him.’ From that day on I played sports for the honor and glory of God. My mama’s words have remained strong in my heart and soul since my playing days. That’s why I want to be involved with FACES of Total Victory, as this ministry will impact many young women’s lives in a positive way. They will be given a chance to learn about living a healthy lifestyle and an opportunity to have a relationship with God who can change their lives forever. My prayer is that this ministry will encourage girls to live their lives with Godly character and stand strong in this world no matter what battles they face. Imagine the many FACES glowing with Total Victory all over this community and around the world!”
DeCole Shoemate Robertson
DeCole is the current Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Lander University, a gifted speaker, wife, and mother. As a player, she led her high school basketball team to a state championship and college teams to a NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance and a Carolina’s –Virginia Athletic Conference Championship.
“FACES of Total Victory is a relevant and necessary entity for our female athletes and coaches of today. In a society where our very identity as women is constantly being challenged and re-defined, this ministry will be a constant beacon of truth and hope. My desire to serve on this board arose from the minimal support available to myself as a wife, mother, and coach. While the combination is not rare, navigating the journey often seems uncharted. I look forward to being part of FACES of Total Victory, which will serve as a source of support and as a vehicle to journey alongside others.”
Jen is a former high school tennis and basketball athlete who went on to compete on the Rowing Team at Clemson University. She was the Head Tennis Coach and Assistant Basketball Coach at Byrnes High School where she taught physical education. She currently works alongside her husband in their restaurant business and enjoys spending time with her son and daughter at their sporting events.
“Female athletics offers a special space for women to thrive, challenge themselves, and build a unique sisterhood. I have been blessed to experience being an athlete, coach, and cheering parent, now an encourager for female athletes and coaches through my role with FACES of Total Victory® NP! I’m very excited to be a part of what the Lord continues to do through Mrs. Kaye and this passionate team!”