Impact

IMPACT

Coastal Elites interviewed the following former student athletes about their careers and asked them if they thought our organization had the potential to have a positive impact on the next generation of student athletes. We are proud to have their support!

travis

1. Name: Travis Bond
2. What is your favorite sport? Football
3. Did you play professional or collegiate, both? Both
4. What do you aim to gain from sports? A financial stepping stone
5. Which academic areas do you excel in? Where can you improve? Science is what I excelled in 
6. What were your career goals prior to entering college? Management is what I really want to improve in
7. Did college prepare you to meet these goals?(Y/N). If so how? If not, what was missing? It did, actually
8. What has been the greatest challenge you’ve faced being a part of a team? Being able to tap into each player's full potential
9. Do you consider our organization impactful? Most certainly, for sure 

 

Terry
  1. Name: Terry Shankle
  2. What is your favorite sport? Baseball
  3. Did you play professional or collegiate, both? Four years football in college at UNC Chapel Hill, one year in the Indoor Football League
  4. What do you aim to gain from sports? Start in college, and to be one of the top productive players every season
  5. Which academic areas do you excel in? Where can you improve? I want to Learn business administration since I have a passion for coaching youth
  6. What were your career goals prior to entering college? To be a four-year letterman, and to make it to the National Football League
  7. Did college prepare you to meet these goals?(Y/N). If so how? If not, what was missing? College prepared me for when adversity hits! Attending college allowed me to meet lifelong friends and access resources I never dreamed of obtaining.
  8. What has been the greatest challenge you’ve faced being a part of a team? My greatest challenge was playing injured and not being the guy! While I was injured, my mind was fragile, but it molded me into a fearless leader.  
  9. Do you consider our organization impactful? I wish this program was around when I was being recruited

Sam

1. Name: Sam Malone
2. What is your favorite sport? Basketball
3. Did you play professional or collegiate, both? College At Kentucky
4. What do you aim to gain from sports? Fitness, fun, bonding
5. Which academic areas do you excel in? Where can you improve? Good in marketing, bad in accounting
6. What were your career goals prior to entering college? Learn to start a business
7. Did college prepare you to meet these goals?(Y/N). If so how? If not, what was missing? Yes it did
8. What has been the greatest challenge you’ve faced being a part of a team? Sacrificing for others
9. Do you consider our organization impactful? Sure!


Tucker

1. Name: Tucker Healy
2. What is your favorite sport? Baseball
3. Did you play professional or collegiate, both? Both
4. What do you aim to gain from sports? Competition as well as creating lifelong friends
5. Which academic areas do you excel in? Where can you improve? Business management
6. What were your career goals prior to entering college? Compete consistently at the highest level of my respective sports
7. Did college prepare you to meet these goals?(Y/N). If so how? If not, what was missing? Yes
8. What has been the greatest challenge you’ve faced being a part of a team? You learn quickly that if you can't work well with others, you will not make it very far. Regardless  of whether you like them or not!
9. Do you consider our organization impactful? Yes, it's unique and I'm willing to assist with the process!


Joshua Watson

1. Name: Joshua Watson
2. What is your favorite sport?  Football
3. Did you play professional or collegiate, both? Both
4. What do you aim to gain from sports? Transferable life skills. For example, accountability, responsibility, teamwork, hard work.
5. Which academic areas do you excel in? Where can you improve? I was a sociology major. My strengths were in writing papers that I could thoroughly express my views. My math skills have always been an issue for me.
6. What were your career goals prior to entering college?  My career goals were solely to play in the NFL. Unfortunately, at that time, I solely focused on making the NFL and any other career aspiration took a back seat.
7. Did college prepare you to meet these goals?(Y/N). If so how? If not, what was missing? I would saying that going to Clemson did prepare me for my goal to make the NFL. I believe Clemson also prepared me for life after football. We had career days just for the football team and had a program dedicated to job placement after playing football.
8. What has been the greatest challenge you’ve faced being a part of a team? The hardest part is taking guys from all walks of life and getting them to believe in a single purpose. Having everyone buy into a winning culture. There can be a lot of egos when you’re dealing with people that are highly competitive.
9. Do you consider our organization impactful? Yes, I don’t believe enough kids have the resources, mentorship, and guidance to navigate the transitions of high school to college to the pros/“real world”. Having a positive organization in support of your every move, can only be beneficial to a young athlete. Coastal Elites is going to help kids maximize their college experience to set them up for success in whatever field they enter.