The moment you first realized that you might like to make coaching part of your career?
After my Junior season at Spring Arbor University, The impact the coaching staff had on me as a person and a player forever shaped the way I viewed life and my career. I was fortunate enough to play under a Hall of Fame coach in Sam Riggleman and watching his ability to change someone’s life everyday had a very heavy influence on me.
Outside of mentors, talk about one way you’ve learned some aspect of coaching.
Being a father and a husband has taught me many things, most importantly it has taught me accountability. If I am not fully accountable for my own actions than I am not doing my job as a father, husband, or coach.
Best career or work advice you ever received?
Coach Riggleman used to remind the team to “be intentional” with everything that you do. Whether it’s on the field or at home everything you do can impact another person positively or negatively. If you are intentional, you can positively impact someone for the better.
What is one thing you didn’t know about what coaches do before you got into coaching?
Although very naïve of me I had no idea how much time and planning went into the everyday of being a coach. Whether it be practice plans, team meetings, equipment, or gameday. It takes a lot of time and planning to make sure these things go smoothly and work!
Your dream lunch date. One coach. Any sport. Any level. Who is it?
Jim Penders, head baseball coach at UConn. I would love to pick his brain on team and individual development both on and off the field.