Mead High School
Are you superstitious?
Yes. Former baseball player which brings in all the idiosyncrasies
What sports books/movies are your favorite?
Hoosiers and “My Losing Season” by Pat Conroy
What is one word you hope your former athletes use to describe you?
Enthusiastic followed by “loving”
What do you believe is the proper role of parents when it comes to high school sports?
We handed out a guide this summer :) Don’t be a “snowplow”. Let your kids have their own experience
What was your most memorable moment as a coach?
Coaching both of my sons in state in the Tacoma Dome
Biggest challenge as a high school coach?
Making kids understand that it’s what they learn from this experience (about life) that will encourage and sustain them in the future
Who is the best player you’ve seen at the high school level in Washington?
Serious bias here… Adam Michael Porter was amazing
Why did you get into coaching?
At first, I think for almost any coach, it’s the natural competitive transition from player to coach. And because of that, it can be all about competition and winning. Later on you realize that you have a huge chance to make a difference in someone’s life, so in that way it becomes more. Like classroom teaching on the basketball court, a place where values and character can be taught and reinforced