I believe Sports are an important part of the lives of youths. It lets them develop friendships and learn life skills in a setting that is different than a classroom. I believe sports help to build the student’s character. As student athletes they must learn how to be responsible managing their time to keep their grades up, along with keeping the commitment of being a part of a team. I believe the greatest lesson you can learn in sports is to always give it your best.
- UW-Whitewater (Human Performance Major)
- Minnesota State University, Mankato- Masters of Science in Sport Management
I grew up in New Berlin where I attended Eisenhower High School. After graduating high school I attended UW-Waukesha, while there I was a member of the basketball team for two years. From there I transferred to UW-Whitewater where I had received my Bachelors of Science in Human Performance. While getting my degree I started coaching middle school basketball, and then moved on to the high school ranks. After I had graduated I decided to attend Graduate School at Minnesota State University. While there I worked in their athletic department in all areas from game day operations, to promotions, to fundraisers. I was also a volunteer assistant coach for the men’s basketball team, which had a great year and won the regular season conference title along with earning a #1 seed in the Division II NCAA tournament. After I had graduated I came back home to New Berlin to help coach the girls’ basketball team.