Coach Spotlight: Meet John Spadafore

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

John Spadafore joined our program as a participant in 2011. He grew through the program and completed Ace (our highest level) in 2014. Since then he graduated from CSU Monterey Bay and majored in Accounting.

John was one of the first two alumni that we ever hired and is a pioneer for future FTSV alumni looking to make the jump from participant to instructor. He has grown to be an instructor who leads by example and facilitates class engagement.  As John states, “FTSV has taught me Life Skills that I used to help me get into college. With the Ace classes I was able to learn about different colleges and career paths which led me to go into accounting. As a coach, FTSV continues to impact me through constant exposure to the Life Skills. I get to see players achieve their goals for golf, school, and careers. This helps me with my personal goals in my life and to continue to persevere through my own obstacles.”

John carries himself with humility and confidence. According to Program Director Chris Moreno-Hunt, “John has been an instructor for five years. We trust Coach John to carry out our First Tee mission because he has the experience and because he embodies the Core Values that we espouse. He pays attention to detail and is affable which makes him a great coach and great person to have representing your program.”

We are fortunate to have him be an integral part of our chapter for the last 10 years. He has successfully laid the foundation for future alumni to make the transition to become First Tee instructor.

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