What is your idea of perfect happiness?
I’ve always wanted to have my own family. Happiness to me is coming home from coaching a track team, making dinner with my wife and playing with my kids.
What is your greatest fear?
I know it’s really weird, but I can’t stand popcorn. I refuse to touch the stuff. I’ve never eaten it, and I never will.
What trait do you like least about yourself?
I’m way too confident in myself. I’ve gotten myself in trouble a few times from thinking I could do too much by myself. I don’t like to ask for help.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Muhammad Ali, he was a great athlete and used his platform to advocate for others. I wish I were better so I could have the notoriety to help others, too. Plus, he was pretty confident in himself; we share that trait.
Who is someone you’ve met at Indiana State you’ll remember the rest of your life?
My supervisor as an APA last year, Zack Lewis. He moved out to Arizona for a job but I still feel his influence all the time. He was a great boss and a better friend that didn’t let you get away with anything. He definitely made me a better person.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I wish I could swim. I can stay above water, but I can’t swim laps for anything. I want to do triathlons eventually, but I also don’t want to get last place because of the swimming part.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I run track here at State, and in my first year, I won my first decathlon. I had to run way faster than I ever had in the mile to make a comeback. I didn’t think I had a chance, but I’m glad I didn’t give up.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
I’d want to be a bird of some kind. I want to see what flying is like.
What do people notice first about you?
My scowl, people always ask me if something is wrong. I’m a pretty happy person, but I just have a grumpy look I guess.
What does BLUE mean to you?
Blue to me means being supportive of State and taking pride in the fact that you have this awesome opportunity to a part of the Sycamore community. Really, I just wish that more students went to sporting events. It’s hard to win when there’s no crowd support.