Sam Rocco takes a break each week from his real job as a senior fund analyst to lead Academy athletes in their strength workouts. He volunteers his coaching time and serves as a sounding board for strengthening Academy press presence and brand recognition. He is the husband of Academy BOD president, Adrienne Graham. BEA had a quick interview with Sam and discovered the following:
BEA: Favorite athletes?
Sam: Didier Drogba, Grant Hill, Louis Zamperini
BEA: What do you enjoy most about coaching?
Sam: I really like joking around with the athletes and other coaches. I also really enjoy watching athletes of all abilities strive to improve and pursue their goals.
BEA: How do you feel about being part of the team?
Sam: Terrific and really fortunate! Practice is one of the best parts of my week and a great break from my job.
BEA: Favorite sport?
Sam: Trail running and soccer
BEA: What’s the best part of waking up?
Sam: It makes me very happy when I realize that I’m able to live in Bend and that I get to go to practice, go on a great trail run, etc. later that day.
Who will win?
We appreciate all of the time and energy the Rocco/Graham family has dedicated to the Academy!
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