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Ben Coons, Kimberly

FVA Spotlight: Ben Coons, Kimberly Baseball and Hockey

Name: Ben Coons 

School: Kimberly

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Baseball, Hockey

Parents’ names: Kerri and Guy Coons 

Siblings’ names: Brady Coons 

Favorite aspect of your school: The culture and core values of Kimberly is very special and helps push every student even if your not an athlete. The high standards allow me to be the best student athlete I can be which is what I think really separates us as a school in all aspects. 

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? Definitely helping and volunteering at the youth winter camp and hitting sessions in the summer for KBO youth baseball. All the kids look up to us and you get to give back to the younger kids in the community that will hopefully one day fill our role on the team. 

What is your favorite class?  AP U.S History

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Mangin

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Just to go out and do my thing. So many times I find myself overthinking many situations and just being able to go out and be an athlete and compete with confidence has really helped me. 

Favorite youth coach: Jeff Peterson 

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Appleton East 

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Kaden Krueger (Appleton West) 

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Sectional day 2 years ago and going to state

Favorite professional team: Cleveland Indians 

Favorite professional athlete: Dansby Swanson 

College or post-high school plans: Playing baseball at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota 

What is your desired major/career field? Business/Entrepreneurship 

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I was born in Cleveland, Ohio

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Visit all 30 MLB stadiums 

What is your dream job? Work for Barstool Sports

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: GaryVee

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Spending time with my friends and family

A non-athletic talent I have is…: Being funny