This week launches our fifth installment of our weekly MOAM Blog Series focused on highlighting current Student Managers on the path to becoming a future leader of sport.
Name: Daniel Holland
School: University of North Texas
Sport(s) Managing: Football
Number of years as a Student Manager: 3
Daniel answered a few questions for us regarding his experience as a Student Manager:
1. How is your student manager experience preparing you to be a future leader of sport?
Its giving me a great experience to what it takes to lead a team or organization to success. There's alot of hard work that goes into it and I know it will pay off in the end . Not to mention the connections I've made will help me get a job.
2. How did you become a Student Manager?
After 2 years of being a student assistant at my high school my head coach was able to set me up with a interview at UNT. I got the job and here we are today.
3. Who are the key mentors or role models in your life?
Coach Kyle Geller (my high school head coach) and the whole staff Centennial High in Burleson. I have a tremendous amount of respect for UNT head coach Dan Mccarney and the way he runs things. And finally Coach Jim Valvano, the things he stood for and accomplished are truly an inspiration to us all.
4. What is the most rewarding part of your position?
The relationships you make with coaches and players. Its really a special thing, I have a great relationship with many of my former and current coaches. Plus the experience you gain is invaluable.
5. Are you currently involved in any other activities, organizations, or service projects?
In the summers i coach the summer camps at my Alma Mater. Its a great experience and I thank Coach Geller (Head Football Coach at Burleson Centennial) for those opportunities.
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