MS Baseball – Chase Cope (7th Grade ⚾)
Where did you go to high school? College?
I graduated from Monrovia in 2016 and then from Hanover College in 2020.
Tell us about your family.
My fiancée and I have a calico cat named Maya and hedgehog named Stanley!
What are your hobbies?
My hobbies include riding my motorcycle and playing video games in my free time.
Who is your hero?
As cliché as it is, my hero is my mom. Being a single mother her whole life while raising 2 boys has shown me that no matter what life throws at you, you just have to find a way to make it work!
What is your favorite meal?
My favorite meal is probably Asian Zing boneless wings from Buffalo Wild Wings.
What is your favorite zoo animal?
My favorite zoo animal is a lion. The amount of power and prowess hidden away in those lazy looks makes them so unsuspecting of the damage they can really do.
What is your favorite board game?
My favorite board game is monopoly. I enjoy buying up lots of the properties and slowly taking all of my opponents cash.
What is your favorite Movie? Fav TV Show?
My favorite movie of recent is What happened to Monday? as it’s a very good mystery movie that plays into a lot of cultural aspects of China while touching on futuristic life.
My favorite TV show is The Blacklist. I loved Criminal Minds and Blacklist just takes that concept of crime to a whole new level. I highly recommend it.
What would be your ‘go-to’ song on karaoke night?
Country Roads by John Denver for sure. It holds so many memories from college with my fraternity brothers.
What is your most memorable moment as a coach?
After practice one day, a player approached me and thanked me for making him a better player and caring about him. All I did was coach him on his technique, but he was so grateful of that.
Think back to when you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a firefighter when I was very young, as I’ve gotten older, my dream job is a position where I’m helping develop the future generations while teaching them life lessons through sports.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Make your bed in the morning. It is a very simple and small achievement you can do every morning before the days starts and even if the day was awful and nothing went in your favor, you’ll come home to a made bed.
What is your favorite quote?
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.
Who was your favorite coach, and why?
My college defensive coordinator. He never yelled, he was always honest with you, and he cared. He was so knowledgeable and the things he would come with were amazing and shattered the norm for defensive play calling. He always gave me great advice too.
What’s the best thing about being a part of the Monrovia Bulldogs Community?
The best part about the community is the appreciation for the teams. No matter where you go in town, you’ll likely stumble upon a conversation about how the football was, or how good the softball pitcher played. This town takes pride in not only the athletics, but the academics as well. Even if someone moved here and has no ties to the school, they become a Bulldog in the stands or on the sidelines and I love that!