Phill Talavinia

Why did you decide to take this job?
I started out as the athletic trainer here at Bluffton, and several years ago I had the chance to step up and take the position of athletic director. I saw it as an opportunity and a great promotion.

Why did you choose to work in the field of sports?
I have loved all sports from a very young age, and could not imagine not being involved in them.

What is it that you love so much about athletics?
I love the competition of athletics.

What is your favorite place on campus?
Any athletic venue, such as the bench at a basketball game, the dugout at a baseball game or the field for a football game. I enjoy all of the sports here at Bluffton.

What was your first job ever?
I was a car wash detailer in high school.

What was your favorite job you had in high school?
I worked for a township road department doing road repairs and other outside work. That was my favorite job.

Where did you go to college?
I went to Anderson University in Indiana.

What kind of extracurricular activities were you involved in?
Between my duties as athletic trainer and my business major, I was kept pretty busy.

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
I love spending time with my family and friends.

What are some things you would like to do before you die?
I just want to spend as much time with my family as possible. I would love to travel anywhere with them, though I am more of a warm weather person.