To love playing a sport is much more than to love the game itself.
It's to love the discipline of it.
It's to love the teamwork required of it.
It's to love facing new challenges and overcoming them within it.
Playing a sport teaches a person much more than how to use his physical strength, it teaches him how to use those skills beyond the field.
For Al Moore, '73, playing football for Doane taught him all these things and more.
Al came from Omaha, Nebraska in a high school that was all white, so when he came to Doane and learned to be teammates with students of color, he learned much more than the right plays to make. He said it was an eye-opening time for him to witness how color-blind coach Al Papik was, a trait he hoped to learn from.
Even in his studies, Al's understanding of the world was challenged. As a psychology major and sociology minor, he took many classes by a professor who was from the Middle East, who thought completely different than him. The professor would have him over for dinner with his family and Al found that relationship so personable and fascinating.
Though he didn't end up going into psychology, the background he received with his education and athletic opportunities in Doane led Al to success in the business world. Continue Reading