Mr. Eric Sheck
Social Studies, Head Basketball Coach
esheck@newarkcatholic.org

High school:  Dresden Tri-Valley High School

College:  Muskingum College (undergrad); Marygrove College (grad)

Degrees:  BA History; MA Education


What are some of your favorite quotes?
"You won't achieve much success in life if you only put in work on the days you feel good""Don't treat all people the same --- treat them the way they deserve to be treated""It's better to be hated for who you are than loved for who you are not"

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
Former Indiana Basketball Coach Bob Knight. Growing up I always wanted to play for Coach Knight at Indiana. Most people would say that Coach Knight is an egotistical jerk who only seems to care about himself. But when you study Coach Knight and his legacy as a collegiate head coach, you will learn that he demanded excellence, both on and off the court, from his student-athletes. His players were disciplined, they went to class, they were active in the community, and most importantly they stayed in school and earned their degrees. Along their journey with him, Coach Knight's players learned life long skills that have helped them achieve success in the real world. He may have been over the top at times (and that seems to be what people would remember most about him), but when you truly dissect his impact on the young men that he coached, he becomes an inspiration to young teachers and coaches throughout the world. Plus he loves to play golf. I feel I could win some money off of him on the golf course.

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
As soon as I started making money, I went out and got myself some nice golf clubs. For the longest time, I was using a set of mismatched (and with varying lengths) irons that had to be 20-plus years old.