Today we feature Rob Andersen head coach of the B05 Red team for our #CoachFeatureSeries. Here’s a little bit more about Coach Rob in his own words:
“I grew up in AZ. When I turned 16 we moved to a pistachio ranch. You could say that I come from a nut farm! And that would just be referring to my 9 siblings. I played all kinds of sports. I moved to UT to go to BYU and enjoyed 4 seasons so much, I decided to stay. I became a fire fighter for Salt Lake County. About 7 or 8 years ago, I hurt my back, and got a medical retirement. I started coaching as an assistant coach for my son, Tiger’s team, and learned a lot about soccer. When I played as a kid, I didn’t understand the game. I started working as a PE teacher at an elementary school. A couple years ago I became a head coach. I also coach Basketball. I love to ride mountain bikes. I started helping the Brighton team out this year as a mountain bike assistant coach. I love coaching because I love to see the progress the kids make and I usually see progress in myself as a side benefit. I also garden. My front lawn is my garden. Gardening is a lot like coaching. You plant the seeds, water them, care for them, nurture them and soon, those teeny tiny plants burst forth and deliver fruits unbounded. A little bit of love on the front end results in a huge result come harvest time.
My wife and I also enjoy our 3 boys and all their activities–soccer included.”
Thanks for all you do for CFC Coach Rob!