Coaches

Coach Johnson

Coach Role:

I'm responsible for organizing the robotics program, ensuring we have the resources, training, and location to build a competitive robot in line with the FIRST program goals. I also keep the parents, mentors and sponsors informed of team progress

Favorite Memory:

Walking into the Ritchie Arena at the University of Denver for the first time last year (my first season) and thinking, "This is our Friday night lights!"

Favorite Food:

Hamburgers...mmmmmm...

Who is someone you look up to?

My parents. They both grew up on farms and showed me that hard work and being a good person pays off

Do you have any life advice to give?

Be proud of what you do, let your performance raise the performance of those around you, and know that you can persevere if you believe you can.

Coach Hinkle

Coach Role:

I'm a coach and the lead tech+build mentor

Favorite Robotics Memory:

I love seeing robot builds in which an important problem was solved in a creative way I didn't think of or thought was unlikely.

Favorite Food:

Chocolate!

Who is someone you look up to?

Nikola Tesla: a brilliant engineer and experimenter who saw both the big picture and details, and wasn't afraid to challenge established powers (but, unfortunately, was a poor businessman...)

Do you have any life advice to give?

Get in there and do your best. Everyone has something important to offer. The joy of success comes from creativity, persistence and (a lot of) effort; regrets some from not doing what you know you could have.