We bring you the latest installment of Student Managers Mission, an MOAM Blog Series focused on highlighting current Student Managers on the path to becoming a future leader of sport.
Name: Sam Gardiner
School: St. Mary's High School
Sport(s) Managing: Football
Number of years as a Student Manager: 3
Sam took the time to answer 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?
It has taught me that hard work will take you as far as you want to go in life. You can have anything taken from you at any time, but nobody can ever take your work ethic.
2. How did you become a Student Manager?
I played football my freshman year and my 5'8, 100 pound frame made it a long year. When I decided not to play, our coach and players pushed me into managing. Best decision I have ever made.
3. Who are the key mentors or role models in your life?
God, my parents, friends, Coach Erxleben, and the student managers I currently work with.
4. What are your career goals?
Next year I will be a student manager for Ole Miss. I hope to take that opportunity to a career one day working somewhere in football. It's amazing how many opportunities are out there, because there are so many of us involved with football.
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