Jimmy Coggan Interview 10/16/04.
vcsoccer.com sat down with former VC star Jimmy
Coggan, now playing for Seattle Pacifc University, and asked him some
questions. Check out the interview:
VC: How do you like the school at SPU?
JC: I like it
quite a bit. It is a nice city, and the school is located in a great
area of town.
VC: Are your classes difficult?
JC: No, There is
a lot more reading than high school, but no homework.
VC: Are you making good friends?
JC:Yes, I have
made 3 or 4 good friends from the soccer team.
VC: What was it like living out of a hotel for 25 straight days on your
JC: It wasn't too
bad at all. I had stayed in hotels for a week at a time with my teams
before so I was used to it. All of our meals were payed for, I got to go
home for a couple of nights, and our our hotel in Miami was right on
VC: Was there any sort of freshman initiation you had to go through?
JC: We got our
hair cut (i got a mullet-mohawk) that we had to keep for pictures,
amongst other things.
VC: What number are you? Why?
JC: I wear 6
because it was the closest to what I asked for (7, 10, or 16), plus I am
a freshman so I have no choice.
VC: How do you feel you're playing?
JC: I feel I am
playing pretty well. I definitely picked my game up in Florida.
VC: What do you like best about coach McGrath?
JC: He has vast
knowledge of the game, and is easy-going.
VC: Is there any part of the college game that has surprised you?
JC: The only
thing was the speed of play at first.
Let's talk about VC.
VC: Do you feel that you were ready for college soccer?
VC: Give some advice to the current VC players as they are about to
start their season.
JC: Be fit, and
enjoy high school soccer because it will be some of the best times of
VC: Who is your favorite current VC player?
JC: Without a
doubt, Jeff Coggan.
VC: Do you keep in contact with former strike partner Ronnie Jenkins or
JC: Yes, we are
best friends on and off the field so it is quite easy to do so.
VC: What is your favorite high school soccer memory?
coming back to beat Mitty in the WCAL playoffs.
VC: What teacher at VC was most influential in your life?
JC: It is a draw
between Dr. Burns and Mr. Judge.
VC: Any words of wisdom or encouragement for the team this year?
JC: The team is
coming off 2 very strong years, so keep it up, and you guys need to find
a way to score goals.