Alumni Spotlight—Tim Clary
Alumni of the College of Applied Health Sciences have myriad career options thanks to the tremendous diversity of programs. We periodically will put the spotlight on an alum to find out what they're doing now, what experiences they had and what AHS means to them. This week, we talk to Tim Clary, who got his undergrad (2015) and master's degrees (2016) from the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism. Currently, Clary is an educator and linebackers coach for a Class 6A High School near Austin, Texas.
Q. Why did you pick AHS?
A: In high school, I knew I wanted to be an Athletic Director/Coordinator, and AHS provided the pathway to doing that with Sports Management.
Q: Which professors had the most impact on you?
A; Dr. (Michael) Raycraft: A personable man that would lead with honesty but connect on a level that helped you understand the intricate complexities within RST. Also, Nuno Ribeiro: he was a man that helped me a ton even after I graduated. He taught me about his life experiences and how they shaped his life in hopes it could influence mine.
Q: What course did you most enjoy?
A: Two courses equally, both taught by Dr. Raycraft. One, Sports Management and two, Sports Ethics.
Q: Did you enter AHS knowing your career path, or did AHS help you decide?
A: I entered knowing I wanted to be in athletics in some capacity.
Q: What was your favorite on-campus experience?
A: Most of my time was taken up by athletics; I did appreciate the study sessions in the underground library prepping for some of the harder courses (Research Methods).
Q: What does AHS mean to you?
A: I'm thankful for my time in AHS. Led by many wonderful professors and provided the path to achieving my goal of becoming an athletic director one day.