TENNERTON — In continuing to bring you the best sports coverage in Upshur County, the My Buckhannon sports department is pleased to bring you another edition of our weekly exclusive — Raising the Jolly Roger With….
In ‘Raising the Jolly Roger With…’ the My Buckhannon sports department will interview a senior student-athlete from Buckhannon-Upshur to get to know them better and what makes them tick both on and off the field. Our student-athlete this week is Evan Coffman …enjoy!
1. Please list all the sports you have played at B-U and what year you played them.
I played baseball for two years. As a junior, I decided not to play baseball so that I could spend the spring and summer focusing on golf. I have played golf all four years.
2. What has been your favorite athletic moment at Buckhannon-Upshur that you participated in?
The best athletic moment was when the golf team won the Big 10 Conference this year. We were a bunch of kids that started golf as freshmen and worked hard to get better. I was the Big Ten Conference Player of the Year and our coach, Jason Westfall, was Coach of the Year.
3. Describe your toughest practice at Buckhannon-Upshur. What sport and who was the coach?
Golf practices generally aren’t very hard, but sometimes walking 18 holes carrying your golf bag during the heat of summer can be tough.
4. Do you have a favorite saying from one of your head coaches?
Coach Westfall always says, “I love you, man.” If you have a great round he is there for you, and if you are struggling you know he is still there.
5. What was or is your favorite class you have taken at Buckhannon-Upshur and who taught it? Why was it your favorite?
My favorite class was my ninth-grade history class to Mr. Casto. I really liked the way he taught and he made it interesting and easy to learn.
6. What is your favorite thing about being a Buccaneer?
I like that the school is small enough that everyone knows everyone. The teachers all know you.
7. If you were asked to play another sport, what would it be and why?
If I had to do another sport, I would probably play baseball. I stopped playing to focus on golf, and I had played since I was five.
8. Who is your hero and why?
I don’t have a hero. I have many professional golfers that I like to follow but I don’t really consider any of them heroes.
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
I am undecided what I want to be when I grow up.
10. What are your initial plans after graduation this spring?
I am going to attend WVWC and major in business.
11. What question do you hate to answer?
What is your favorite subject in school?
12. Who is the best athlete in your family?
Well, I want to say me, but anyone that knows me will know that the answer is my little sister. But I am the best golfer in the family.
13. Do you have a favorite vacation spot? If so, where?
My favorite vacation spot is Hilton Head.
14. What is your favorite food and one thing you won’t eat.
My favorite food is any kind of pasta. I will not eat peanut butter or anything made with peanut butter.
15. What advice would you give to a young athlete ready to start his/her time as a Buccaneer?
I would tell any young athlete to have fun and enjoy every minute. It goes by fast and before you know it, you are graduating.