Every year when New Years rolls around you can’t help but reflect on the past year of your life and the ups, downs, cheers, and tears. For some reason this year my mind has gone somewhere else that I would like to share with you.
Over the past few days I’ve been thinking about the large number of kids Evolution has trained over the years who we trained who are now college grads and have moved on to their professional careers… mostly doing something other than basketball. I’m as proud of each and every one them for going “pro” in what is most important to them!
This list could be a lot longer than it is, but here’s a few of the professions that our kids are involved in (though there not really kids any more). One thing to note is how almost all of these are careers where they are helping others, using leadership skills, tremendous courage, and requires a great work ethic. Many of those character traits are developed through basketball and Evolution…
- Prince William Police Officer
- Nurse at Children’s Hospital
- Nurse at Children’s Hospital (not a typo, there’s two!)
- Professional Basketball Player, Granada Spain
- College Basketball Coach, University of Maryland
- Software Engineer for Airbnb (www.airbnb.com)
- NFL Player, Center for the Jacksonville Jaguars
- College Basketball Coach, Randolph Macon Women
- Officer in the Army
- Officer in the Army (there’s more than one)
- Works on Broadway (not as an actress)
- College Strength Coach at VCU
- Elementary School Teacher
- High School Teacher
- Comedy Writer in LA
- Trainer for Evolution Basketball Training
- Trainer for Evolution Basketball Training (not a typo, we hire grads)
- Trainer for Evolution Basketball Training (we love to hire our own)
I’m really proud of all of you. Keep up the great work making this a bright future for all of us!