Malgorzata (Gosia) Gunka got her handball start in Poland at age 11. She played for many clubs in Poland and handball quickly became a huge part of her life. Gosia loved the excitement of the game and the lifelong friendships she made through the sport. This inspired her to complete her degree at the University of Physical Education in Krakow and to become a physical education teacher and handball coach.
She didn’t get an opportunity to coach in Poland because she moved to Chicago to start a new life and family shortly after finishing her studies. She found Chicago Inter and more success as a player, including 4 National Championships and an opportunity to play with the USA Women’s National Team.
Gosia recently hung up her handball shoes and finished her career as a player, but handball will always be a part of her life. She is now focusing on coaching USA youth and kids ages 7 to 11 in her hometown of Hickory Hills, IL.