“Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.”
– Robert Collier
What is your greatest achievement?
I earned a scholarship to play NCAA D1 Lacrosse and worked my way into becoming a 4-year starter (broke multiple school records). Following my college career I signed a professional contract to play in the National Lacrosse League. Off the field, I’ve successfully trained hundreds of clients towards accomplishing their fitness goals and I’ve written a 166-page book that was featured in the Best Sellers category for Business Mentoring & Coaching.
What is a challenge you have overcome?
In my freshman year of high school I was failing science and had just got kicked off the JV volleyball team. I rearranged my priorities, made new friends, and scheduled blocks of time to focus on training and academics. I eventually made the Honor Roll, and set myself up to be successful as a student-athlete.
What do you love about coaching students?
Similar to the way athletes continue to break records, I believe today’s students can create a new standard for what’s possible. Coaching is my calling: I love helping other people. I want to be the person I needed when I was that age – a coach, a mentor, a role model.
“I want to be the person I needed when I was that age – a coach, a mentor, a role model.”
What do you do when not coaching at gt.school?
As a lacrosse coach (now as the Academy Director), I mentor student-athletes on and off the field and help them earn scholarships to play NCAA lacrosse. I instill the mindset and positive habits to help them accomplish their dream of playing collegiate lacrosse. Outside of lacrosse, I enjoy “getting active”, whether that is through outdoor activities or recreational sports.
What were you like as a teen?
Grades 7 & 8 were the worst years of my life. I didn’t have many close friends, I got picked on a lot, and I was usually bored in the classroom. It was a very difficult middle school experience, however, I always had a positive outlook and knew things were going to get better. I focused my energy on things I was passionate about and always focused on my effort, not the outcome.
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned from a coach?
I had a coach tell me to always give 10% more in everything I do. 10% more effort doesn’t take much but it accumulates over time to give a significant edge.