I believe that interscholastic athletics exist to teach valuable life lessons for student-athletes. It is also my belief that athletics should serve as an extension of the classroom. The role of the athletic department is to help each student-athlete develop the whole person: physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually. It is imperative that the athletic director and coaches of the Athletic Department be teachers first, teaching crucial life lessons that will help develop the whole person.
It is my goal, through education-based athletics, to promote an atmosphere of learning that will help to develop leaders on the playing field, in the classroom, and in the community. As an athletic administrator, I will be resolute in my approach to equip our student-athletes with the essential skills needed to build strong character. We will strive to teach valuable life lessons that will help each student-athlete understand the true meaning of selflessness, accountability, respect, and discipline.