Tie to TCU – I graduated with a degree in Finance from TCU in 2004 and recently finished the Neeley MBA Professional program at night in May of 2009.
Bio – I grew up in New Orleans living and breathing sports. After finishing my undergraduate degree at TCU, I worked at a bank for a year before leaving for a financial company in downtown Fort Worth. I currently live in a house close enough to TCU’s campus that I walk to some games weather permitting. Most importantly I am married to my wonderful wife who also attended TCU.
Athletic Background – In high school I played basketball, baseball and golf. I still try to play pick-up basketball games at lunch and on the weekends to stay in shape, and I hope to pick up golf again post graduation. The problem is I lost one of my golfing partners when Will moved to Florida. Growing up I played football for two years and played soccer for ten years, but I gave them up to focus on the three sports I played in high school and my whole life. I spent my summers during college coaching basketball and baseball. During college I spent some time working for the TCU basketball team under Billy Tubbs. I also made money umpiring high school baseball games.
Favorite Teams Other than TCU – Being from New Orleans I am a New Orleans Saints fan and a New Orleans Hornets fan. I grew up idolizing Nolan Ryan enjoying his Astros and Rangers days. After moving to Fort Worth I became an avid Texas Rangers fan. I am a big soccer fan as well, following the US National team, the Reading Royals in England and FC Dallas in the States. I claim the Dallas Stars as my hockey team and grew up a Tulane and LSU fan as well as an SEC fan as a whole. I have also come to appreciate Gonzaga basketball. I’m also a Curling fan when the Winter Olympics are around. A lot of randomness, but that is the fun of it.
Tie to TCU – I graduated with a degree in Advertising/Public Relations and a minor in Spanish from TCU in 2004.
Bio – I grew up in Perrine, Florida (the town just south of Miami before the Florida Keys) and moved to Atlanta, Georgia during high school. After finishing my undergraduate degree at TCU, I attended Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida where I currently live and work. I married my college sweetheart (a TCU alum) and a big part of our marriage are road trips to football games and watching every other televised game with the 5 other Horned Frog Alumni in Jacksonville.
Athletic Background – In high school I played football and basketball. Growing up I also played baseball, soccer, and lacrosse. I ended up playing two years of lacrosse at TCU before retiring from all sports except golf. I currently reside in the golf capital of the world but have found that who you play with is a lot more important than the course you are on.
Tie to TCU – Growing up in Fort Worth, I remember watching SWC football games every Saturday. For some reason, I always went with the hometown team, TCU. In the summer of 1988, I was among a group of winners in an essay contest that Moe Iba and the TCU men’s basketball program sponsored. For that, I won season tickets for the basketball season. I have been a huge TCU fan ever since. I bleed purple as much as any non-TCU graduate can.
Bio – I was born in Chicago, but my family moved to the Fort Worth area when I was 3. I would have gone to TCU, but wanted to leave home for college. I graduated with a BBA in Accounting and Finance from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. After college, I came back home and graduated with my MBA in Corporate Finance from the University of Dallas. I currently work in downtown Fort Worth, and live off of West 7th Street.
Athletic Background – I will have to admit that I am not that athletically gifted. My athletic career ended in 9th Grade, when I broke my arm in basketball practice. However, I still stayed involved in high school, helping out the football and track teams. My senior year in high school, I was the announcer for the baseball team.
Tie to TCU – Graduate with a BBA in Finance with Real Estate emphasis in 2004. My older brother also graduated from TCU and my mom spent 18 years as a faculty member in the nursing program at TCU before retiring in 2008.
Bio – After spending the first 8 years of my life in Michigan and Indiana, my family moved to Grapevine, Texas. Since graduating from TCU in 2004, I have been working as an Analyst and Asset Manager for a commercial real estate investment firm in Arlington. My wife graduated from TCU as well and I currently live in Fort Worth.
Athletic Background – I was involved in both track and cross country in high school. My high school cross country team placed 3rd in the state meet my senior year. I was better known for running track, where I competed in the 110h, 300h, high jump, and 4x400 relay. My 300h PR of 36.79 was the 5th fastest time in the country in 2000, although I only placed third in the Texas state meet. I was also ranked top 20 nationally in the 110h with a time of 14.07. I went on to run track at TCU in 2001 and 2002, but recurring hamstring injuries prematurely ended my running career. I was a scoring member of the 2001 WAC Indoor Champion team that went on to finish 2nd in the NCAA Championships. Today, I run casually and occasionally compete in a weekend 5k.
Favorite Teams Other than TCU – I was a fan of the University of Michigan before I even knew TCU existed. I’m still a big fan of Michigan football, although TCU is by far my #1 team. I’m a big Cowboys fan and a casual Mavericks and Rangers fan.
Tie to TCU – My aunt went to TCU, so growing up she would take me to TCU games in Fort Worth and I naturally became a fan of the Horned Frogs. After graduating from High School in 2000, my aunt (and Heisman Trophy candidate LaDainian Tomlinson) influenced my decision to attend TCU. I graduated in 2005 with a degree in Communications (Radio, Television, and Film).
Bio – I grew up in San Antonio, TX and always had a love for sports, whether it was playing or watching. After my 5 years at TCU, I moved to Houston, started a career in commercial real estate, and married my wife who I met at the 2003 TCU/Louisville game (one of my favorite games of all time). We have season tickets for football and try to make most home games each year.
Athletic Background – Football has always been my passion. I played organized football from when I was 8 years old through my senior year of High School. I briefly thought about walking on in college, but after 10 years of grueling practices in the Texas August heat, I decided it was time to be more of a fan than a player. Tennis and basketball are my 2nd favorite sports and I usually try to play one or the other at least once a week. I have also been working on my golf game, and try to play about once a month.
Favorite Teams Other than TCU – Like Leonard, I was born in the Chicago area and even though I did not even live there long enough to see my first birthday, I still grew up a HUGE Bears, Bulls, and Cubs fan. I still pull for all three teams, but the only one that really stuck with me past my youth was Da Bears. As much as I was a big Bulls fan, my love for the San Antonio Spurs grew more and more as a kid simply because San Antonio truly is my home town. By the time I was in high school I was a full blown Spurs fan and still am to this day. I get more worked up watching Spurs games than any other team, however basketball is a rollercoaster of emotions that is unlike any other sport (I might write an article about this one day if TCU can ever put together a quality team). When I moved to Houston in 2006, my wife, who is a big time Astros fan, slowly converted me. We live close to the stadium, so it makes it easy for us to attend games often and since baseball was always my least favorite sport out of the three, it was not too difficult for my wife to convert me (plus, she converted from a Rockets fan to a Spurs fan - but she won’t ever admit it). And in college, my 2nd favorite team would be the Arkansas Razorbacks. My parents went there, and that's who I grew up watching (when I wasn’t with my TCU aunt of course).