I played 12 years of professional baseball. I was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1993 and I was fortunate enough to play in the Major Leagues with them and the Minnesota Twins. Being a professional athlete was always a childhood dream of mine and being able to play in the Major Leagues is something that I will forever cherish.
I was introduced to Ensworth by David and Deatrice Swett. They helped set up a meeting with Coach Bowers for me shortly after my last baseball season and I have been a part of Ensworth ever since in some capacity.
You are a bit of a hero around here to a lot of our Pre-1st through 2nd graders. I know you do a Life course and have your hands in a lot of things at both campuses. Tell us some of your responsibilities at the school.
I feel that I am very fortunate to have several roles at Ensworth. I am the first grade Reading Assistant, 2nd grade Life teacher, 6th grade advisor,6th grade Life teacher and I work in admissions grades 5-8. In addition to these responsibilities, I am an assistant Middle School Football coach and the Head Varsity baseball coach at EHS. You can say that I am a very busy person but trust me when I say that I would not have it any other way.
Being at both campuses do you find teaching/coaching high school students more challenging or working with the younger students.
Being at both campuses helps me become familiar with so many of our students of all ages. They are both challenging because you are dealing with so many different personalities. The younger kids are very eager and hold onto every word you say. Coaching High School students gives me a chance to help these young men in more ways than just baseball. You can teach life lessons and hopefully make an impact on them as they prepare to go on with the next part of their lives. It is such a great feeling when one of your former players comes back and tells you how much they appreciated everything you have done for them on and off the field.
My favorite event at Ensworth is Field Day. The passion , spirit, and sportsmanship of Ensworth which the students display is something that makes a lasting impression on anyone that has the opportunity to witness the event. It is truly a memorable time for all no matter the winner or loser.
Who is the next Faculty member from EHS that you would like to see featured on our blog.