Tevin Gianella, from Hubbard, Oregon, recently graduated from Gonzaga University. This sports fanatic received his Undergraduate degree in Physical Education and Health and is pursuing his Master’s degree in Sports and Athletic Administration. Learn more about his story and experience interning at Hoopfest:
What are your future plans?
My future plans are to complete my Master’s degree and either teach and coach, or work the sport’s industry. A dream job for me would be an athletic director or principal at any level.
Outside of school, what do you enjoy doing?
Outside of school, I enjoy the outdoors by fishing and hiking when I get a chance. I also enjoy watching and playing sports, like basketball, baseball and football.
How did you first hear about Hoopfest?
I first heard about Hoopfest when my older brother enrolled at Gonzaga. He told me that it was something we had to do. He explained it as a combination of Disneyland and the NBA Finals during March Madness. He signed us up our first time in 2011 and I have not missed a year since.
Have you ever been to Hoopfest before? Played? Volunteered?
I have played in Hoopfest four times in the family division. I have three brothers Tygh, Trey and Trent and we play together as the Four T’s! We have won one championship and made the semi-finals each year. Nothing compares to playing for your family’s pride! This will be my first time volunteering at Hoopfest and I am excited to be a Court Marshall during the event.
Why did you choose to intern with Hoopfest?
I chose to intern at Hoopfest because I was looking for a sport’s organization to satisfy a requirement for my graduate program. I heard Hoopfest provided some of the best experience for interns and I knew that Hoopfest was something I wanted to be a part of.
What has been your favorite part since starting your internship with Hoopfest?
My favorite part of the Hoopfest internship has been working with so many incredible people. It has been awesome getting to see how many hands it takes to put on the event.