Former Athlete gone coach reflects on Durham

Former Athlete gone coach reflects on durham

Matt Markovic is the assistant coach of the Durham Lords and is a former student at Durham and he shares a bit of his story from young age, Matt was an all around athlete playing soccer, track, and basketball. When ask about why did he choose basketball he replied, “It was the most fun of the sports I played.” Matt got an offer for track at the University of Guelph “ looking back at it I probably should have took it but I was not that into track”

Most all around athletes tend to just have fun with it and take one of the sports serious but when asked about how serious he took basketball he said academics came first “the way I looked at it I was here to be a student first and foremost and I attended for three years I knew this would be the last time I would play organized ball. I knew I was not going onto playing basketball professionally and I was not interested in pursuing that,”

The lords have struggled in years passed and have not really found an identity when ask about the traditions it seems like much has not change in passed years. “At the time we ran into some teams in the late 90’s early 2000. I don’t think we were at the level of Sheridan, Algonquin, or Humber but we are taken more serious now.” To most people that is a scary thought because of a 0-4 start to the season.

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Social media nothing but positive for Future Journalist

                                           Social media will be a key thing going forward for future journalist 

“Social media generates community involvement,” says Ken Person from a class presentation on monday morning .  Person  told us young journalist today that social media will increase your followers   faster then the old fashion way. “You could get followers and get known faster online within seconds.” sources such, as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pintrest and Instagram are huge for journalist.

The two more popular ones are Facebook and Twitter. People use social media all the time and follow multiple pages. You can use it for quotes from others that leave comments on your page to pulling in photos from events that you may not be able to attend to get a feel for what is going on at that event.

In conclusion these are all the great things that social media could bring us future journalist.