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, Denver's head men's soccer coach Jamie Franks is profiled.
Name: Jamie Franks
Sport: Men's Soccer
Seasons (Overall // School): 2nd // 2nd
Alma Mater: Wake Forest '09
If you were not a coach, what job would you be doing? I would be in leadership development
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Travel to Europe
What fad/trend do you hope makes a comeback? Pogs
Why did you decide to become a coach? To give back to the game after learning what I learned during my student-athlete experience.
What are some of the events in your life that made you who you are today? When I was 12 years old and I didn't make the regional team for the first time; when I got to college, my first academic year at Wake Forest; when I received 360 leadership advice from my teammates at Wake Forest during my senior year; when I didn't make it as a pro at Chivas USA.
Who is your favorite professional sports team and/or athlete? Team: Philadelphia Eagles | Athlete: Allen Iverson
What is/was your favorite article of clothing that you have ever owned? Short sleeved button downs
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Best: Do what you love and love what you do.
What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten? Octopus
What mythical creature do you wish actually existed? Unicorns
What is your favorite movie/TV show? TV Show: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia | Movie: Godfather Part 2
What was the best thing to happen to you this year? The birth of my daughter Eleanor
What is/was your favorite vacation destination? Carolina Beach
What kind of music do you listen to most frequently? Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Billy Joel and Elton John
If you could add one Summit League athlete to your team, who would you choose? Mike Daum, South Dakota State
What is your one "go to" stop (dining, entertainment, other) on any Summit road trip? Magnolias, Macomb, Ill.
What phrase/quote do you most frequently use to inspire your team? Martin Luther King: "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
What is your biggest pet peeve? Not responding back to emails or text messages.