Meet Ben Holmes.
Name: Ben Holmes
Undergraduate Degree: Sport Management, Florida State University ’10
Graduate Degree: Sport Management, Florida State University ’12
Hometown: Decatur, Georgia
Job: Assistant Director, Intramural Sports
Working at FSU since: 2007
What was your first job?
Keeping score for youth league basketball games at my church growing up. Could also say Coldstone but I try to forget those days.
How did you get your start in Campus Recreation?
I was playing flag football and saw an official wearing a nice pullover and when I asked how I could get one he said to work for Intramural Sports. I started working as a basketball official the following semester.
What do you do for fun?
I watch a lot of Food Network and HGTV; I’m basically a housewife. But in all seriousness, I like working on projects around my house, spending time with my dog, Charlie, and supporting Seminole Athletics.
Who do you admire and why?
A close friend back home in Georgia. His determination and drive to succeed push me to be better.
What’s your favorite place to grab a meal in Tallahassee?
Too many to choose from, honestly.
Breakfast – Canopy Road Cafe
Lunch – Gordo’s
Dinner – Mom & Dad’s Italian Restaurant
What do you do?
I work as the Assistant Director of Intramural Sports. I work with our Coordinator of Intramural Sports to oversee a program that offers more than 40 sports a year with help from 25 student supervisors and 150+ student officials.
What does an average day look like?
I’m new to this position so most recently it has involved a lot of meetings and learning. But most days are dependent on what happened during games the night before. Sometimes I’ll have to help solve some participant issues and sometimes I’m able to get a head start on upcoming projects that are going to help drive our program. Mentoring students is really my everyday job though.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Watching the lightbulb turn on for a student when they start to figure it all out. Knowing that I played a role in their development is something I take great pride in.
What advice would you give yourself in college?
Maybe don’t skip class quite so much.
Don’t sweat little things.
Soak up every second.