Mark Watson

MARK WATSON: 10 things you don’t know about me

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1. My favorite meal is …

“I’m going to say a good steak.”

2. My guilty pleasure is …

“I have a sweet tooth. I work on not doing that. My kids have the same sweet tooth so I am trying to be a good role model for them but I do have a little weakness for sweets.”

3. Something that’s on my bucket list …

“To go to Italy. I went there on my honeymoon and I’ve always wanted to go back. I would say Florence, but there are a lot of places I haven’t been that I would like to go to. I want to go to the southern part so down near Naples, like Positano, and there’s a couple islands like Capri I want to go to. I would go back to Florence for sure but I would like to go to a couple places I haven’t been. So, hopefully one day.”

4. I’m currently binge watching this …

“I just started on the next season of Peaky Blinders.”

5. One of my pet peeves is …

“My biggest pet peeve is people that don’t pay attention when they are driving. It’s probably cellphones, whether it’s texting or being on their cellphones. That’s my biggest pet peeve.”

6. One random skill I have …

“When I left high school, I left to become a basketball player. I was playing soccer but my focus was basketball. And that changed within a year too, so I was kind of late into soccer even though I played. I left high school and played a year of junior college basketball.”

7. Something I always have with me when I travel is …

“My computer, my headphones, and I always have a Saint Christopher medal I always travel with.”

8. The best life advice I have ever received …

“It’s probably life advice and probably sports advice, but it’s don’t give up even when people say you aren’t going to make it or you don’t have what it takes. I think it’s a big motivator, it was for me and it is for a lot of people. If you have enough belief you can keep on doing what you are doing.”

9. My everyday routine looks like …

“I have a routine in the morning. I get up, I make coffee, I get ready and I drive to work! Other than that, nothing. Pretty standard.”

10. I started coaching because …

“It just came about. I can honestly say I didn’t think about it when I was playing in my 20s, but once you get in your 30s you start thinking about life after playing. It’s just kind of a natural progression and I got a chance to do it pretty early on and I enjoyed it. I thought it was much more challenging and much more difficult than it seemed. I think as a player it seems pretty simple and you just throw some cones down. I kind of fell in love with it the first time I did it.”