Coach’s Corner: John Jennison

Alex Burita, Sports Editor

Q: Where are you from and how did you first discover your interest in golf?
A: “I am local. I attended Woodson. My dad got me interested when I was seven and we’ve been playing ever since.”

Q: When did you start playing?
A: “I started playing when I was about seven years old. Our community had a father-son golf tournament that my dad started and a bunch of us got interested in the sport at a young age.”

Q: How has golf made you a
better person?
A: “It has helped me a lot. Golf is great because one day you think you’ve actually got the game under control and the next day you don’t. It really keeps you down to earth. There are going to be good days and bad days, just like in the real world.”

Q: What do you like most about golf?
A: “It’s a challenge. Probably the most mentally challenging sport I’ve done. It makes you want to keep coming back for more.”

Q: Who is your favorite player?
A: “Tiger Woods. He’s been through a lot and his story as a whole is one that everyone can learn from.”

Q: Where did you go to college and when did you start coaching?
A: “I went to Longwood University and started coaching right after I graduated in 2013.”

Q: Is AHS the only program that you have coached for?
A: “I also coached the program at Woodson when I first started and then helped Coach Aldenderfer with the team a couple of years back once I started teaching at AHS.”