Q&A with Our Director, Chase Hodges

Head Men’s & Women’s Tennis Coach at Georgia Gwinnett College 
Seven-time NAIA National Champion, Four-time NAIA National Coach of the year, seven-time National Coach of the year

Do you have any nicknames?

No

Do you have any unusual talents or absurd things that you love?

Atlanta Falcons Superfan

If you can eat only one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Spaghetti with meat sauce

What is the latest show, series, podcast or book that you binged on?

Narcos Mexico

What is the one or more things that you take with you or do every day before you greet the team at practice? This can be something tangible or non-tangible.

Write down a practice plan.

What purchase of $100 or less has positively influenced your life in the past 6 months or recent memory?

My phone charging case…no excuses for battery to be low. 😃

Do you have a quote, phrase or motto that you use on a daily basis or during tough times? or maybe something you think of often or live your life by.

Live in the present moment!

What advice would you give a smart, driven 14 year old athlete about to enter high school and what advice should they ignore on the other hand?

You are about to enter a wonderful time of your life so maximize the opportunity. Ignore negativity and block it out.

In the last 5 years, do you have a specific season, match, or tournament that changed your life? What advice or realizations, do you have for people in the coaching field who are trying to achieve their team’s potential?

I’d say the 2014 national championship since that was our first. Stay positive and good things will happen!

Is there a moment from your youth that set you up for career in coaching?

I grew up being around my dad who was a college basketball coach. This helped shape me to coach. I’ve always enjoyed the value of being on a team.

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