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Question & Answer With Coach Campbell

Head tennis coach Dale Campbell (left) talks to a player.

Throughout the Spring/Summer 2020 season, we will be sharing some question and answer sessions with our Athletic Department staff. We hope you enjoy getting to know more about us as we work to stay together from far apart.

Our latest installment features head tennis coach Dale Campbell.


1. What is your go-to coffee order?

Dunkin Hot coffee, french vanilla, cream and sweet n low OR Starbucks Hot Mocha
2. What hobbies do you enjoy outside of coaching?
Golf, exercise outdoor, biking, hiking, playing drums
3. What are the best experiences you've had professionally so far?
Coaching great students/people, managing and owning a racquet club, leading other professionals and building athletic teams and teams within an organization

4. Who is someone you find inspirational?
Ricky Bobby and Michael Jordan

5. Why Saint Mary's?
Why not - they keep me in line; the opportunity to coach and develop leaders

6. Is a hot dog a sandwich? Please explain your answer.
NO, there's a hot dog eating contest, NOT a sandwich eating contest

7. What is your hype song?
Welcome to the Jungle with Kenny [Makielski] and Chicago Bulls Theme song (Sirius - Alan Parsons project)

8. What are your favorite sports moments - either as a spectator or an athlete?
Playing the former #30 player in the world and playing to win; seeing John McEnroe live and standing behind the court watching Pete Sampras up close; passing the PGA players ability test over 40 and shooting a 74 - one of the best in the field in windy conditions; hole-in-one 2016 at Noble Hawk; and playing golf with my father