Alex – Class of 2019

At Washington College Alex was a member of the Men’s Rowing team, a Presidential Fellow, George’s General (tour guide), and Peer Mentor Leader and is a member of Catholic Campus Ministry, Pi Lamba Theta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Sigma Tau, and Philosophy Club.

“I think 3 things are important 1.) networking 2.) willingness to learn and 3.) self-advocacy are really important in the Coaching industry.  I got my first 2 jobs in coaching simply by asking if I could help out;  no positions posted just asking if they could use any help or had extra space on staff.  It worked out great because I got to sit behind and learn from a few great coaches, and work with a lot of different people to learn new or different approaches to my sport.  I have spent a lot of time building relationships in my first few years of coaching, not just with my athletes, or the coaching staff around me, but with any and all coaches I meet.  Ultimately your competitors and colleagues have a lot to teach you, and in most cases are willing to share.  While I can’t say I’ve made a lot of money my first few years in the industry,  I have certainly gained a lot of knowledge and skill, which I find to be a lot more valuable over the long haul.  To “be in the right place at the right time” you have to be places — To make it in the coaching industry, especially as a young coach, say yes to every opportunity and go in with the right attitude and not only will you learn a lot, but you’ll see a lot of doors start to open.”

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