Pros: environement, knowledge gained
I started working for MSU as a student assistant coach and video coordinator before being promoted to a graduate assistant coach. The best part about the job was the games and getting to travel and see new places. I enjoyed winning and getting to meet new people and new players every year. Seeing the players grow as athletes and as people was something that I will always remember about the job because it was such a unique experience. The worst part about the job was the pay. I was forced to decide between continuing to do something that I loved but not being able to pay all my bills without taking out additional loans or moving on to something with more stability. Another thing that I enjoyed about this job was the additional responsibilities that were given to me each year because it showed their trust in me to complete any task assigned to me. At the end of this job, I was responsible for on and off the court tasks including time management, planning and participating in practices, ordering and issuing of all gear, planning and scheduling of all travel responsibilities (busses, hotels, meals, travel itineraries, etc.).