Keeping up with your coaches: Douglas McArthur

Extra-curriculars in high school encompass more than just athletics. Douglas McArthur is entering his fourth year coaching Jefferson’s speech team, which includes a number of categories that have a common goal, teaching students how to present themselves professionally. Here’s more about Douglas:

Full-time Job: Teacher

Family: wife and two kids

Hometown: University Park

High School and year you graduated: Crete-Monee class of 1991

College/additional educational background: Bachelors from Aurora University, Masters from Concordia University

Q: Why did you get into coaching?

A: “To increase opportunities for our students.”

Q: What coach in your life had the biggest influence and why?

A: “Tom Fore from Lena-Winslow. He is by far the most supportive coach in our region, ready to answer any odd question and give advice.”

Q: What is your favorite motivational quote and/or motivational song?

A: “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” – William Shakespeare

Q: Where would your student-athletes most likely find you this summer?

A: :At my kid’s little league games.”

Q: What is your favorite thing about Rockford and/or your favorite place in the area?

A: “My students are by far the best thing about Rockford.”

Q: What is the most rewarding thing about coaching?

A: “Getting that student who is afraid to talk to come out of their shell and take the stage.”

Q: What is the most difficult challenge as a coach?

A: “Having to scrape together resources and volunteers for the team.”

Q: What is something your student-athletes would be surprised to learn about you?

A: “I have stage fright.”

Posted on 06.28.17