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.