Ethan Look of the Boys Water Polo program has been named Coach of the Month for August!
We asked Ethan seven questions to learn a little more about who he is:
1. How did you decide to go to college at Vanderbilt University? I decided to go to college at Vanderbilt for several reasons: top notch academics and engineering, the city of Nashville and leaving California, SEC sports, and more.
2. What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work or practice? My favorite thing to do outside the workplace is hang out with my puppy, Pal. He’s a ball of energy, and a great way to de-stress and enjoy some outdoor time.
3. Who’s the coolest person you’ve ever gotten to meet? The coolest person I’ve gotten to meet is probably Michael Phelps. I met a lot of the 2008 Olympic swimming team when they held training camp at Stanford. I’ve also met Brad Bird, director of The Incredibles, Barry Bonds, Brandon Crawford, and Bruce Bochy.
4. Who is your favorite athlete and why? My favorite athlete is Buster Posey. When healthy, he’s a top notch offensive and defensive star. He plays with heart and class, and is an even better person off the field.
5. What’s something that most people don’t know about you? Something that most people don’t know about me is that I am left-handed, but only when I write and eat cereal. I throw, bat, etc. with my right.
6. What’s your favorite thing about coaching at Paly? My favorite thing about coaching at Paly is getting the opportunity to give back to the community that gave so much to me in my time at Paly.
7. If you could interview one person, who would you choose? If I could interview one person, it would be Barack Obama. Other historic options would be Thomas Edison or Leonardo da Vinci.
8. Why is Vanderbilt a better institution than the University of Tennessee?
- We’re not that weird orange color
- We’re ranked the #14 National University, they’re ranked #115 by US News
- People want to visit Nashville
- That orange color
- More Paly grads have gone to Vandy than UT (at least recently)
- Their mascot is the volunteers, ours is a naval commander aka a commodore
- …and more!
Help us in congratulating first year Boys Water Polo coach, Ethan Look, on his coach of the month honors!