We stayed within the Support Pit for our next Hudlie of the Week. This time, we’re getting to know Coach Relations Lead Mark Ketcham.
Mark joined Hudl Coach Support in July 2011, but he had plenty going for him before that. We’ll let him fill you in.
“Once upon a time, a woman gave birth to a monster who weighed over 10 pounds. That monster was me. Growing up, I played baseball and loved watching pretty much any sport. I was one of the smart kids in school (the kind that football players wanted to cheat off of) and parlayed my brainpower into four years of college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
After graduating with a Marketing degree, I got a job as an assistant manager at a grocery store. After two years, I saw that a couple of my friends worked for Hudl and loved it. Since sports were always something I wanted to have a career in, I applied and have been working in Support ever since.
I have an amazing wife that’s been married to me for a little over a year (we met in Kindergarten though, so I blame the delay on her) and an incredible group of friends and family. I root for the Huskers like every other Nebraskan.
I do not own a tractor or farmland, contrary to what many coaches would like to believe. I’m passionate about Hudl and I want every coach to enjoy their experience with our software. I love answering questions and hearing the light bulb turn on when talking with coaches about something they didn’t know how to do.”
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Why?
Flying so I could travel anywhere in the world and not have to worry about screaming children sitting five feet from me. Or hearing how to properly fasten a seat belt.
Craziest thing you’ve ever dealt with in Support:
A coach used the same obscenity over 100 times on a 30-minute phone call. That’s over three obscenities per minute. I didn’t know it was possible to curse that much.
What’s your favorite cereal?
At gunpoint, I’d go with Crunch Berries. You could talk me into Lucky Charms and I wouldn’t be mad. Really any cereal with chocolate, marshmallows, or obscene amounts of sugar.
Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Denzel Washington for the first half, then Liam Neeson would take over. I don’t know how or why this would happen, but basically I would go around getting bad guys and making smug comments, like I do in real life.
What’s your greatest accomplishment to date?
Convincing a real-life woman to spend the rest of her life with me. I must have some wizard powers in order to cast that spell on her.
Favorite Disney princess?
Ariel, hands down. She can live underwater, above water, and her voice can make my heart melt. If I didn’t have a wife and fictional people could become real, she’d be it.
Describe yourself in five words.
Ogre-ish. Sarcastic. Husker. Sick (the way kids use it these days). Caring.