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Courtside Chats Vol IV

Name: Kyle Cohan Age: 20, 100 more days until 21


How long have you worked at CCRC? 7 years

Favorite Thing to Eat at CCRC:

Used to be Toasted Ravs, then it was Club Wrap, now it is the Blackened Chicken Sandwich

Best Part of Working at CCRC:

The staff and employees always keep me entertained...also the food is unmatched.


Worst Part of Working at CCRC:

It is only a summer job, and people play tennis EARLY!

Do you play tennis? For how long? Did you play at CCRC?

No! I love to play when I can, especially with my mom.


Do you or did you play any other sports?

Volleyball, the better of my athletic pursuits. I have played club volleyball since 4th grade for High Performance VBC. At High Performance, I made it to Nationals every season, with our team's best finish in my last year, when we earned 5th in the nation. I also played at SLUH, as the starting libero all 4 years, where our team won 3 STATE Titles and 1 (heartbreaking) State Runner Up. Currently, I play D3 Volleyball at Carthage College. We won our conference my freshman year, and this past year COVID had other plans. I am the starting libero and loving collegiate athletics.

NOTE FROM DANI- Our sweet, humble Kyle did not include a few things and I thought I should mention them because Kyle is kind of a big deal.

  • Won a gold medal representing USA Volleyball

  • Won a National Qualifier Tournament his senior year

  • SLUH Named An Award After him for players who celebrate effort, attitude, performance and leadership.

Are you still in school? What are you studying?

I am going to be a junior at Carthage College. It's a small liberal arts college on Lake Michigan, between Chicago and Milwaukee. I am pursuing a double major in Marketing and Management, with an Economics minor. 


Most amount of racquets you've strung in a day?

Zero. I'm not highly skilled.


Most amount of tickets you've entered after a shift:

Honestly should have counted, but probably upwards of 525.


What is it like to work for a family business? 

Working for a family business is extremely personal and gratifying. It makes work more than just "work".  A family business makes each employee and the members feel included and important. I would love to work for a family business wherever I end up in my career.


Weirdest thing that has ever happened to you working here (or been asked to you on the phone):

I was working as a Pool Runner when a member's bag started to move... I thought maybe I was delirious from the sun and lack of food, but then it kept wiggling. Next thing I know, a ferret pops its head out of the pool bag. I screeched a little and ran over to my friends that were working... I could not believe my eyes. I stayed away and then moments later, the "ferret owners" came over and pet their furry friend and fed it some water. Very strange experience, now we have a No Ferrets Policy...or we should.*


Favorite Member to see walk thru the doors:

I have many favorites, but the Schertzer family always makes me smile!


Tennis Pro or employee you most admire: 

As cheesy as it sounds, I admire my mom, Cindy Cohan. I don't know how she is so energetic and positive all the time. However, I also really admire Cyndi Lucier. She runs the show from behind the scenes and makes me laugh!


What is something that you want members to know about you that they don't?

Me and Caitlin Hamill just ran a half marathon together! (She is definitely the stronger runner)


Which would you rather win: Stanley Cup, World Series, World Cup, Rider Cup, Superbowl, NBA Championship,PGA Tour event, etc, Wimbledon, US Open, French Open, Australian Open?

I think the Stanley Cup or the Superbowl. Those two seem like the most renowned and badass types of championships. Also, I have seen both a Stanley Cup final and the Superbowl.


What song would you want played when you walk out onto the court or field?

My ultimate pump up song is Gas Pedal. I listen to it before every volleyball game.


What racquet do you play with?

The one my mom brings from her backups.


What is your happiest memory at CCRC?

Probably seeing Dan's smiling face every morning at 7AM.


*Note from Dani- Our current Ferret Policy is that only "Therapy Ferrets" are allowed.


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