Since Josh Megrue joined Hudl this spring, Hudl’s overall soccer fandom has increased by a lot. That’s not to say we didn’t have soccer fans before. We already had a handful – some of whom even coach! But Josh is a superfan and he has all the gear to prove it. While most Hudlies wear a different Hudl shirt every day, Josh has just as many jerseys.
His love for the game could come from the fact that he was never really built for American football, but who says he needs a reason? Do people have legitimate reasons for loving Shark Week so much? It actually terrifies Josh, so we’ll take a look at some other stuff he does enjoy.
“I was born and raised in Lincoln, Neb. I’ve been here my entire life, except for a small stint in Omaha for about six months. I went to Lincoln Christian High School and graduated from Grace University in Omaha with degrees in Christian ministries and Biblical theology. My mom and dad are the best and are celebrating their 44th wedding anniversary today! I have two older brothers – Luke is 32 and lives in Lincoln with his wife, Meredith. Brett is 42 and lives in Texas with his wife, Shelli, and two kids, Spencer and Parker.
“I pretty much did everything you can imagine growing up. I loved being involved in a wide variety of things and was very active. I did every sport I could except for football (because of my small, frail body) and baseball (because I think it’s dumb). If I was around people I was happy, so I loved hanging out with my friends and family.
“I’ve been part of the Hudl Coach Relations team since April 15 of this year. I answer phone calls and emails, and handle live chats. I do whatever I can to help coaches with any and every issue they might come across. Lately, I’ve been handling some of the billing and sales calls, as well.”
If you were to host a theme party, what would the theme be?
I would throw a Pajama Jam. We would all wear pajamas and make forts to sleep in while we played R.C. Pro Am for regular Nintendo. Then we would fall asleep in our forts watching old episodes of “Salute Your Shorts” and “Doug”.
You have to give a 10-minute speech. What are you most comfortable rambling about?
I would most likely choose the topic of USA Soccer. I have become a massive fan of our soccer team over the last 10 years or so. I love it. I know that a lot of people are pretty down about the sport of soccer in this country, but it has slowly worked its way to one of my favorite things to talk about and watch. We are on the rise and it’s only a matter of time before we are a dominant force in the world. I get really excited about the future of our team and am even planning on going to the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
Hot or cold weather and why?
I would say hot weather. Being cold is just a bummer. It isn’t as fun to sit by a fire to warm up as it is to go to a pool or lake and swim to cool off.
If you could go back in time, what year would you pick?
I would go back to when I was about five years old, then I would dedicate my entire life to iceskating and acting. That way I could have been a part of the legendary Mighty Ducks movies.
If you could change any societal norm, what would it be?
Being on time. I think it’s a great societal norm, but I always struggle to ever make it anywhere on time. Except for work. I’m good at being on time for that.