1. Tell me a little about yourself?
I grew up in the Chicago Suburbs. I got three soccer scholarship offers to play at Creighton, Bucknell, and Depaul. I ended up choosing Bucknell but then transferred closer to home and played soccer on scholarship at Lewis University near Chicago. While at Lewis I met my wife who went to West Bend West and she played tennis at Lewis. I got my degree in Social Studies education and my wife got her degree in Math education. We both lived and taught in Illinois for three years before moving back to her home town in West Bend. She currently stays at home while teaching math for an online school. We are currently building a house in the town of West Bend.
2. Why do you coach?
I coach because I love working with kids and helping them to develop and reach their full potential in life. Sports is one of the best ways to develop not only physically but also to learn many life lessons in the process. Things like self sacrifice, teamwork, and hard work. I also want to coach to stay connected to the sport of soccer because of my love for the game.
3. What are your hobbies?
I enjoy working out, playing sports, reading, and learning about history.
4. Tell us about your family?
My wife and I have four kids. Addie (9), Mela (7), Asher (4) who taught himself how to do a backflip, and Alonnah (2).
My wife is Allison (age not disclosed:)
American Eskimo Dog Oscar (10)
5. What do you like best about West Bend East?
I really like the support that I have had from the parents in both the boys and girls soccer programs. They are unbelievable and willing to help and do anything for the kids and the coaches.
6. A funny story about you?
Can’t think of one right now.
7. What you are doing during these trying times to stay entertained and continue some normalcy?
My family and I are trying to stick to a good schedule during the week to do school work, cook together, and also get outside to do some physical activity. We go on bike rides and hikes. We have also decided to watch the entire series of Full House with our kids and watch an episode with the family before bed each night (TGIF).
8. Some advice to students during these times.
My advice for students right now is to redeem the time. Instead of complaining about what you can’t do, think about what you can do and how you individually can get better at a sport or some other hobby. Keep a schedule and don’t get lazy.