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Know The Coach - Grover Hinsdale

Aug. 10, 2009

ATLANTA – This summer, each Georgia Tech head coach will be featured in a new series — “Know The Coach.” Each week, a different head coach has been profiled where you can get to know them outside the competition field. Week nine features men’s track & field coach Grover Hinsdale.

Born (when and where): October 5, 1953 / Adrian, Michigan
Status: Married to Laura / 23 years / 3 children: Bobby 20, Luke 18, Kelsey 15
Alma Mater: Ferris State University BS / Eastern Kentucky University MS
What I drive: Chevy Trail Blazer
What I’m reading: Bible, Liberty and Tyranny by Mark Levin, anything by Vince Flynn
Favorite flicks: A Christmas Story, The Count of Monte Cristo, Blast from the Past
Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere that is warm with a beautiful beach and clear water
Favorite track & field stadium: Hayward Field / Eugene, Ore.
Favorite all-time Olympic Games: Atlanta – 1996
Favorite all-time sneaker: Chuck Taylor
Favorite all-time LP record: Boston / Boston
Favorite team as a kid: Lions, Tigers, Pistons
Worst habit: It’s a tossup
On my office walls: Pictures of my family, pictures of our NCAA and USATF Champions and our Olympic Medalists
Would love to trade places with for a day: President Obama
First job: Working on our family dairy farm.
Talent I’d like to have: sing / play piano
Favorite meal: steak and potato
Favorite athletes to watch in other sports: Calvin Johnson
One coaching peer I truly respect: Buddy Fowlkes
My heroes: Roy Rogers / thereafter – my parents
My bucket list: Take my wife to Italy / Fly fish throughout Alaska
My motto: borrowed from Samuel Taylor Coleridge “Often do the spirits of great events stride on before the events…. and in today already walks tomorrow.”

Know The Coach
Week 1 (June 8): Swimming & Diving head coach Courtney Hart
Week 2 (June 15): Golf head coach Bruce Heppler
Week 3 (June 22): Volleyball head coach Tonya Johnson
Week 4 (June 29): Men’s Basketball head coach Paul Hewitt Week 5 (July 6): Women’s Basketball head coach MaChelle Joseph Week 6 (July 13): Cross Country head coach Alan Drosky Week 7 (July 20): Baseball head coach Danny Hall Week 8 (July 27): Softball head coach Sharon Perkins Week 9 (August 3): Football head coach Paul Johnson

Week10 (August 10): Men’s Track head coach GroverHinsdale

Upcoming Know The Coach Schedule
Week 11 (August 17): Women’s Tennis head coach Bryan Shelton
Week 12 (August 24): Men’s Tennis head coach Kenny Thorne

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