Get to Know a Coach is a summer feature profiling Summit League head coaches with a Q&A. These coaches provide a glimpse into their personal life away from their sport.
In this week's installment, Fort Wayne's head men's golf coach Billy King is profiled.
Name: Billy King
School: Fort Wayne
Sport: Men's Golf
Seasons (Overall // School): 8th // 8th
If you were not a coach, what job would you be doing? Sports broadcasting.
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Skydive.
What fad/trend do you hope makes a comeback? Disco music.
Why did you decide to become a coach? I wanted to make an impact on our future leaders.
What is something you will NEVER do again? Make a rash decision without all the facts.
What are some of the events in your life that made you who you are today? Watching my father pass away in my arms at the age of 16.
Who is your favorite professional sports team and/or athlete? Chicago Bears and Walter Payton.
What is/was your favorite article of clothing that you have ever owned? My royal blue IPFW gear.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Best - Believe in yourself or nobody else will. Worst - You can't be successful without going to college
What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten? I don't think there weird but many people do. I Love Chicken Gizzards.
What mythical creature do you wish actually existed? Mermaids.
What is your favorite movie/TV show? Finding Forrester and Person of Interest.
What was the best thing to happen to you this year? Getting stronger in my relationship with God.
What is/was your favorite vacation destination? Turks and Cacaos.
What is your biggest superstition? When the team is playing well don't take off any layers regardless of weather.
What kind of music do you listen to most frequently? Country all the time.
What is your one "go to" stop (dining, entertainment, other) on any Summit road trip? Downtown Nashville.
What phrase/quote do you most frequently use to inspire your team? Be a fighter. Also, "there's a reason the rear view mirror is small and the front windshield is big. Don't ever look back"
What is your biggest pet peeve? People that are complainers and self-doubters.