Interview on Coach Manly

Would you like to know some more fun things about Coach Manly..? YESSSS!!

Clover Chessé

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Josh Manly grew up in Altadena, California. He went to college at California Polytechnic State University of Pomona, California. There he studied English Literature. On the weekends he and his, wife, and step-son enjoy going to the movies. Watching movies is his favorite thing to do outside of work. He enjoys watching action movies. He makes sure to spend a good amount of time with this wife and step-son even though he is at work so much. Josh originally started out teaching tech. When he came to Pilgrim he was working with tech., But then, only 3 years back he began his journey of coaching basketball and other sports at Pilgrim School. Currently, Josh Manly is coaching and teaching young minds about sports and healthy athletic activists.

Coach Manly’s first job was a barista at Starbucks, and also as an at the movie theater when he was young. His first job at Pilgrim though was guiding a first grader. After that Josh started doing some tech jobs at pilgrim, he did that for about 11 years. Now he is coaching different sports and working as the P.E. coach. His favorite part about teaching is “On a really good day, you can tell that a student-athlete is getting better at a new skill” also “When we can teach something that the younger ones can pick up on, and use for the rest of their lives.”

One thing that you might not know about Josh, is that if he could have another job he would be a Division One Women’s Basketball Coach. Josh discovered his love for basketball when he was in High School. He says “Because then all your doing is basketball, and you get to go on trips with your team and recruit new team members.” If you couldn’t already tell, Coach Manly loves basketball! He also enjoys watching sports on TV, hanging with his family and, cooking healthy meals. At his home, he has a cat named Tiger. He says “Is the greatest cat in the entire world, he is an incredible piece of animal.” He sure does love that cat!!

In the interview I asked Josh, “If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?” he said he wants to go to Monaco on the coast of France. He says it would be an incredible place to go because the weather is so nice. Josh also loves some yummy restaurants. Josh’s favorite informal restaurant is Islands; he can always go for some Tiki Tenders. But his favorite formal restaurant is definitely Nick and Steph’s. There he likes to eat their steak it’s his favorite food.

Would you like to know some more fun things about Coach Manly..? YESSSS!!

If he could be a could be a crayon, he would be PATRIOT BLUE!!

If he had to any animal he would be, a horse because they are very athletic and social!

If he had to describe colors to a blind person. He would tell them “what it looks like when your thinking if you can’t see color there is still photosensitivity.”

In the morning the thing that gets him excited for a class is, teaching kids that have no idea how to play a sport, to play it!



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