Get to Know Girls Soccer Coach Tony Gabriel

Where did you grow up?

Bondurant, Iowa.

Where did you go to school?

Bondurant-Farrar HS, Grand View College.

How did you get into running? When did you start?

If this is a soccer question, I started soccer at 5 years old because it was the only activity available at the time.

What is your favorite thing about teaching and coaching?

Getting to know new people and families.

What is the most rewarding part about your job?

Seeing growth in athletes and being able to pass on knowledge.

Who does your family consist of?

Wife  Lisa, daughters Rae (2009) and Riley (2011), dog Bella (2006) and cat Paisley (2019).

Favorite food & restaurant?

Italian, Mexican, or Japanese. Sakari.

Favorite movie & TV show?

Rocky movies, and The Office.

Hobbies outside of teaching & coaching?

Playing soccer with my daughters.

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?

My late father.

What is your favorite part about Waukee?

The championship culture.

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