CHRISTIAN SPORTS CAMPS FOR KIDS
I founded Triumph Sports in 2005 after I had run the Upward Basketball League at FBC Keller in Keller, TX and saw the need for sports camps run at churches as an outreach to their community. Being able to solve the cost & manpower issues for the churches is why a lot of churches jumped on board with us.
I spent 10 years working for Skyhawks Sports Academy in the Pacific Northwest & California starting as a coach in 1993 and ending with them in 2004 as the Regional Director for Texas. While in college, I was an intern for the San Diego Padres (1996) and the San Diego Chargers (1996-1998).
While building Triumph Sports, I was a teacher for nine years with Ferris High School (2005-2009) and Byron Nelson High School (2009-2014). While teaching, I also coached varsity football, baseball, and soccer. I also coached the Speech & Debate Team and won 2 UIL 4A State Championships (2012 & 2014).
Home Town - Sherwood Oregon
High School - Sherwood High School, Sherwood, Oregon - Go Bowmen!
Played Baseball & Soccer
College - Point Loma Nazarene University - San Diego, CA
BA in Business Communication (Marketing) & Speech Communication
Favorite Bible Verse - John 14:6
Says so much in one verse. When I was a kid, I met Kelvin Torve, a player for the NY Mets and he signed my ball and put this verse on it. I went home that night with my mom and looked it up. This was first experience with the power of Sports Ministry.
Favorite Bible Character - Moses
Doing BSF this year at FBC Keller, I have really come to appreciate Moses. I think we hear the stories and know what he did and we know his flaws, but he was an incredible man and incredible what God used him for.
Favorite NBA Team - Portland Trail Blazers - Rip City!
Favorite MLB Team - San Diego Padres
Favorite NFL Team - San Diego Chargers
Favorite College Team - Oregon Ducks. Oh, and Gig 'em Aggies (that's for my wife)
Favorite Pro Athlete - Derek Norris, Catcher, San Diego Padres
Favorite TV Show - Survivor
Favorite Triumph Sports Game - Steal the Bacon
Favorite Triumph Camp to Run - All Star Sports & Games
Favorite Move My Kids Make Me Watch (but I really like) - Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Favorite Food - Steak Chimichangas on an average night. Lobster if we are at a serious restaurant
Favorite Dessert - Chocolate Pie from bakery in Manzanita Beach, Oregon (I think my wife's favorite too).
Playing with my kids at the park
Coaching my kids youth teams
Watching sports (Go Padres, Chargers, & Ducks!)
BBQ'ing in the back yard.