Getting to know: Matthew Wright Sports and Recreation Specialist

August 19, 2015 Campus Community, Community Print Print
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Mathew Wright OCCC Sports and Recreation Specialist

Mathew Wright, Sports and Recreation Specialist Since 2012

Q: What is your job description?

A: “Running the Intramural program, overseeing all the youth leagues, any kind of … events we have going on in the gym.”

Q: Have you held other sports jobs?

A: “I did an internship with the Tulsa Oilers hockey team. I also did an internship at the Virginia Beach Field House in Virginia Beach, Virginia.”

Q: What are some of your hobbies?

A: “Playing sports [and] watching sports. I have season tickets for [University of Oklahoma] football [and] basketball, Energy soccer, the Thunder. I go to a lot of sporting events and, of course, I watch a lot on TV.”

Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?

A: “Interacting with the students and the youth leagues. I enjoy being able to organize all of that, especially the youth leagues. Watching the kids progress as the season goes along [is] always amazing to me.”

Q: Are you currently involved in any sports teams or have you been in the past?

A: “I played soccer growing up [and] basketball growing up. I played high school baseball and I [currently] play indoor soccer on a rec league. I’ve been doing that for the last three years.”

Q: What is your favorite sport?

A: For watching, [it] would definitely be football. But, I’ve been really enjoying playing soccer lately. While I was growing up, basketball was my favorite sport.

Q: Favorite sports teams?

A: “For football, college would obviously be OU. NFL would be Green Bay. For soccer, I like the U.S. national team. I always watch those games and then I’ll watch Chelsea in the premier league. Basketball would be the Thunder and baseball would be the Yankees.”

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