20 Questions With Guyer Softball Coach Keith Medford

20 Questions With Guyer Softball Coach Keith Medford

by Steve Gamel

The 2018 softball season is just now getting underway at Guyer. Head coach Keith Medford has been at the helm since the school opened and has made the Lady Wildcat program a consistent playoff powerhouse.

Coach Medford sat down with us recently to play an old-fashioned game of 20 Questions, where he dished on everything from his love of softball to the last movie he took his wife to see.

If you could not coach softball, what sport would you coach and why?
I’d have to say baseball. I think that’s more in line with my background. I’ve thought about football, but I just don’t have as much experience.

If you couldn’t coach at all, what would you do for a living?
I’ve always wanted to be an architect. I’m not sure if I’m smart enough to do that, but I’ve always thought it’d be cool to design a field house or athletic facility. They can do so much these days with technology.

Do you have any phobias?
None. I don’t have any, really.

What is the dumbest thing you ever did as a kid?
I had just got my license and was driving down the road and decided to change lanes real quick. Well, I hit a cop car when I did it. It was an unmarked cop car, but
still a cop.

Who is the funniest coach at Guyer High School?
Jonathan Ponsonby. There have been times in my office where I haven’t been able to breathe because I’m laughing so hard.

What is your favorite food?
Mexican food. I love all of it.

What was the worst coaching decision you’ve ever made?
There was one year I had a bunch of lefty hitters in my lineup, so I thought it’d be cool to alternate right and left throughout the lineup. It didn’t work out so well for us that day.

What type of student were you in high school?
Very average. I would go so far as to say there are probably some teachers out there from the past who would be surprised that I’m a teacher now.

How many years of coaching do you think you have left in you?
I’ve always told myself that I’d walk away if the day came and I was miserable going to work. I haven’t remotely come close to feeling that way. I still love my job.

Favorite color?

Guyer has a lot of rivals. Which one do you take the most pleasure in beating?
I’d have to say Ryan. We are very similar and we have a ton of respect for one another. But with that said, you are right. We’ve had some crazy battles with Wichita Falls Rider over the years. Lake Dallas is another one because of the fact we are right down the street.

What do you do for fun during a night off from the field?
I like to spend as much time with my family as I can.

What’s one thing nobody knows about you?
I’d say the biggest thing is that I used to be a drummer back in the day and I’m still pretty good at it. I had the mullet and whole nine yards.

Captain America or Iron Man?
Iron Man

Batman or Superman?

If you were stuck in an elevator with one person, who would you want that to be?
I’d say my wife, Jennifer. There’s no question on that.

What are your hobbies?
I really don’t have any other than chasing around my kids in select ball.

Have you been overseas before and where?
I’ve never been overseas, but going to Europe is on our bucket list.

What’s the last movie you saw in a movie theater?
Don’t laugh – I saw Girls Trip at the theater with Jennifer and some friends.

What is the one chore around the house that you hate the most?
If I had to clean the toilets. I’d say that’d be horrible.

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