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Leopard Look: Jason Day

Andrew Hager
Coach Jason Day holds a stick on the ice. The hockey team practices at the Starcenter in McKinney.

Jason Day is the head hockey coach for the Leopards. He attended Columbia College and served in the Marine Corps. He now follows his passion for the sport he grew up loving, teaching players of his own.

At A Glance:

Favorite fast food: Firehouse Subs

Favorite movie: Top Gun

Favorite song: “Angels Fall” by Breaking Benjamin

Looking Deeper:

The Red Ledger: What are your expectations for the team going forward in the season?

Jason Day: My expectations are for the team to transition from junior varsity hockey to the varsity level of play, both physically and mentally. I want the team to learn more about the game and play it with a higher level of intensity and a broader understanding of gameplay.

TRL: Where did you attend college?

Coach Jason Day stands in his hockey gear. Day is coaching the Leopard’s for his second season. (Andrew Hager)

JD: I graduated with an undergraduate from Columbia College while serving in the United States Marine Corps. I then received a master’s degree in criminology from the University of Texas at Dallas.

TRL: What made you want to be a hockey coach?

JD: I grew up playing hockey in Michigan and have a strong passion for the sport. I also enjoy teaching young players and being an influence on the players’ lives.  

TRL: Who is your favorite professional hockey team?

JD: The Detroit Red Wings.

TRL: What do you like to do outside of the rink?

JD: I enjoy watching movies, exercising, and spending time with friends and family.

TRL: What is the future like for Lovejoy hockey?

JD: The future is to be a highly competitive varsity team and to grow the program. It is our goal to have enough players to fill a JV and varsity team each year. 

TRL: What do you like most about coaching hockey?

JD: I enjoy making the game fun for the players, so they make hockey a lifelong passion like it is for me.

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Will Doig
Will Doig, Section Editor
Entering his farewell year, senior Will Doig is excited about becoming a sports editor. Outside of the newsroom, you can find Doig watching any latest sporting event, hanging out with his friends and hitting the gym. Doig also loves volunteering at his church, going to The Porch with friends and eating Chipotle burritos. Doig appreciates some solid coffee, Saturday college football games in the fall and country music. Although the year will be an unprecedented one with college decisions looming, Doig is thrilled for the year ahead while concluding his TRL career with fellow sports editor and Leopard Life classmate, Margo.
Andrew Hager
Andrew Hager, Photographer
Junior Andrew Hager enters his second year on The Red Ledger as a photographer. Hager enjoys spending time with his friends, photography and traveling. Hager picked up photography in early 2019, and enjoys taking and posting travel photos to his Instagram. His love for photography is more than just a hobby. His passion gave him opportunities to shoot family photos and weddings and engage in product photography. He’s the kind of person to discover a new Netflix show and finish it in one day. Hager is also known to stay up until four in the morning watching YouTube or playing Xbox. His favorite show is “Game of Thrones,” and his favorite food is Pizza Rolls. Hager looks forward to his second year on TRL staff.

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