Jason West joined Hudl coach support in June 2012 and it didn’t take long for people to like him. Really, the main reason he’s this week’s Hudlie is because he’s zero percent diva and assured us he can be himself even in the spotlight.
He’s the resident pro on all things baseball, so if you sign up for one of those training sessions, you’re guaranteed to learn a thing or two.
When it comes to Jason, just know his excited voice is eerily similar to his calm voice. Not to say that’s a bad thing; just a heads-up to read this entire thing in monotone for the full effect.
“I was born and raised in Arvada, Colo., which is just a ‘burb of Denver. I have an older sister named Jess who tried to keep me in line as a kid. There was a lot of baseball growing up in the West household, which somehow led me to Doane College in Crete, Neb. After that, I sold furniture for a while before finding Hudl.
“I didn’t hate selling furniture. I just really love my job now.”
If you were on a deserted island with two other people, who would they be? What would they bring with them?
Jerry Seinfeld could just bring some jokes. The other would be MacGyver, because he is a professional at everything. He would bring duct tape and a paper clip. The combination of those two would keep me entertained and safe. The only reason I say duct tape and a paper clip is because that’s all MacGyver needs to fix any situation.
If you could pick a name other than ‘Jason’, what would it be?
I would go with Easton. Easton West. I bet no one in the world has that name and it sounds like a brand of compass.
If you could afford to give someone ANY gift, what would it be and to whom would you give it?
I just watched the 30 for 30 on Bo Jackson - “You don’t know Bo”. I think I would give him his original hip. I would love to see what he could do with a full career in two sports.
If you could magically develop some skill, what would it be? What would you do with it?
Without a doubt, I would fly. I might fly around above people and drop water balloons on them.
What’s something most people probably don’t know about you?
I lived most of my childhood without my two front teeth. It was weird, but I thought I pulled it off pretty well. Once they grew in, one ended up getting knocked out by a baseball in high school… maybe those teeth just weren’t meant to be.
What’s the most trouble you got in growing up?
I stole a pack of gum from the grocery store when I was five. That didn’t work so well, considering my dad is a police officer. We had a nice little talk and went back to the store to return it. I never made that mistake again.