MIAMI (CBSMiami) – South Florida twins related to former Miami Dolphins player Neal Colzie, are taking their talents to the field and giving back to the community which they say helped shaped them.
Twin sisters Shandra and Shundra Colzie both umpire softball games and teach elementary school.
For being so much alike, they make no apologies.
“Most of our thoughts are pretty much the same,” said Shandra.
It’s on the softball field where these twin dynamos love to share their joint expertise. Their greatest joy is to coach kids softball.
“A lot of people…our parents, our brothers, uncles put in time with us and we enjoyed it so much that we want to give back,” said Shundra.
Their late uncle Neal Colzie won a Superbowl while playing in the National Football League. Their older brother James played football and baseball at Florida State University where the Colzie girls played softball.
In their family, sports instilled a proud work ethic.
“You have to want to do well. You have to want to get better and we’ve always wanted to get better,” said Shandra.
The Colzie sisters now pass that attitude along to their softball pupils.
Ten year old Nova Brown has been tutored by the Colzies now for a couple of years. The two teach their skills on the field and teach poise off of it.
“We want to teach her how to be a young lady. I know she gets that from her mom, but you can also be that on the field as well,” said Shandra.
“Especially with softball, the first thing people think is it’s hot and I’m going to get dirty and it’s a manly sport. It’s all in how you handle it,” said Shundra. “Softball is a failing sport. You’re going to fail more than you’re going to succeed, but can you bounce back. ”