GETTING TO KNOW COACH BLOUNT - COLORADO STATE

Q:  Coach, can you please give us a little background information on yourself?

A:  I am 30 years old and grew up north side of Milwaukee. I attended high school at Dominican High School where I was fortunate enough to be a part of a team that won back to back state titles under coach Paul Wollersheim. Upon graduating from high school, I continued my basketball career at Loyola Chicago where I was a 4 year starter. After college, I played professionally overseas.

Q:  Please describe yourself using 3 words.

A:  I would say that I am a hard working, determined and an ambitious person.

Q:  Why did you get into the coaching business?

A:  I wanted to help the youth. I love seeing young boys mature into young adults and get their degrees. It's has a positive impact on society.

Q:  Give us all a brief description of your coaching philosophy.

A:  I believe that players should play the right way and reap the benefits of the work you put in.  I also believe that success will ultimately come to those who put the work in.

Q:  What traits are important to you when recruiting a player?

A: Character, work ethic, leadership skills and interactions with teammates are traits that I look for.

Q:  What do you feel is the most important message that you leave with your players when they graduate?

A:  I want to leave players with the message that it is very important to be respectful and successful in today's society. It is also important that they know how to carry themselves and act with integrity in every aspect of their life whether, especially off the court.

 

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