Teacher Feature: Joe Mahoney

Joe Mahoney coaches varsity boys basketball against JoBurg last week.

All the students at Inland Lakes know the boys basketball coach and gym/health teacher, Mr. Joe Mahoney. We are familiar with high fives in the hallway and seeing him walk around wearing sweatpants. Check out these facts about Mr. Mahoney that you probably didn’t know before:

What is the best you thing you have done because you were told you wouldn’t be able to do it?  

“I did a Sprint Triathlon, because my father-in-law told me I couldn’t.”

Why did you choose to be a teacher?

“I got into coaching at a young age and really enjoyed the relationships between an athlete and a coach.  I originally wanted to be a Physical Therapist until I shadowed a PT in college and realized I could do what they do.”

What is one song that you secretly like, but won’t admit to?

“Anything by Kelly Clarkston.  Also I enjoy Bieber acoustic.”

What’s your secret talent?

“My wife tells me that I am a really good cook.”

What would you do if you became a billionaire?

“Become a hobbit”

What social event do you hate the most?

“My wife’s work parties.  Bored “

What’s your favorite time of day and why?

“Night. I enjoy sitting on the couch with my wife and watching Shark Tank or Food Network”

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

“To fly.  I want to be able to dunk a basketball again.  I’m getting old.”

What are you afraid of?

“Scary Movies with freaky kids.  Also I Am Legend is the scariest thing ever.”

If you weren’t teaching, what do you think you’d be doing?

“Sitting on a college basketball bench.  Hopefully as a paid assistant.”

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