June 22nd, 2017

Hyland's Heroes: Michael Hauber

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Conor Revell

Staff Writer


Hyland's Heroes: Michael Hauber
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The following feature is a part of a bi-weekly series, sponsored by Hyland Insurance. "Hyland's Heroes" is a series of profiles that spotlight Louisville area Catholic volunteers, coaches and administrators who assist athletic programs and teams, and help promote excellence in all aspects of sports. If you have a suggestion for a Hyland’s Heroes, email Conor Revell (crevell@catholicsportsnet.com).

Michael Hauber is this week’s Hyland’s Hero and is a coach at St. Raphael.

When and how did you get your start with the athletic program? I had coached a different school before having a family. Once my kids started to get more involved, I wanted to start helping their parish which started about three years ago.

What’s the connection with your faith and giving your time to student athletes? To be able to help kids understand that there is more to sports than just winning and losing.  Many life lessons can be learned from being part of a team such as accountability, brotherhood, and commitment.

Who was the most influential person on your volunteer career? Why?  It would be my dad.  He was always part of the athletic program at my school growing up.  He provided me with many different ways to look at situations and that there were always different ways to get things done.  What works for one person doesn't work the same for another.

What are your major themes/principle as a volunteer? That being part of a team is accountability.  Each action one child makes has an impact on everyone on the team.  My biggest success would be to make sure that every child wants to come back and play the next year.

What does your role bring your family? Spending quality time with my children.  It also helps me understand their situations at school more and enables me to determine different ways that I can relate to them.

What are the fondest experiences or memories you have of your volunteer time? When you come across someone years later and they not only remember you, but take the time to let you know their appreciation for what you did for them.

 

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