Matt Tippin

Class of '05

Place of service: Greater Eastside Junior Football Association

Why I Serve

I wanted to give back to a youth program that had provided me an opportunity to play football when I was younger. I also wanted to be influential in the lives of young people.

How I Serve

For the three years I helped coach a junior level football team. I really enjoyed the opportunity to make a difference. It was extremely rewarding to have the confidence of a young person so that they’d come to me with certain issues they were facing. I wasn’t a replacement for their parents, but I was humbled when they wanted my input on matters that had nothing to do with football.