May 30th, 2014

Hyland's Heroes: Jeff Mumford

Sarah Newell

CSN Staff Writer


Hyland's Heroes: Jeff Mumford
Mumford is helping a DeSales football player with his helment / photo from the Mumford family

The following feature is a part of a bi-weekly series, sponsored by Hyland, Block & Hyland. "Hyland's Heroes" is a series of profiles that spotlight Louisville area Catholic volunteers, coaches and administrators who assist athletic programs and teams, and help promote excellence in all aspects of sports.

Know someone that you think should be featured as the next "Hyland's Hero”? Send your recommendation to editor@catholicsportsnet.com.

Jeff Mumford has been married for eighteen years to Lisa, and they have a son, Dylan (Age 16) and a daughter Madison (Age 13). Dylan attends DeSales High School, and Madison attends St. Michael Grade School. Jeff Mumford works at Jurney Enterprises/Palletco Incorporated. Jeff’s interest (other than as a DeSales High School Football Volunteer) include: soccer with his daughter Madison, breeding and raising quarter horses for racing and barrel racing and old hot rods with his family.

1. When and how did you get your start with DeSales High School? Why so?

 I started at DeSales in 2012 when Dylan was a freshman.

2. Who asked you to contribute or what got you involved?

We live in Taylorsville so I always stayed around at practice. Coach John Schulten told me if I was going to be around that much he would put me to work. He asked if I could help with equipment and to keep the JV/Freshmen field striped.

3.  What sports did you volunteer to help and for how long?

Football

4.  What’s the connection with your faith and giving your time to student athletes?

With DeSales High School being a smaller school with a smaller budget, we are more like a family that depends on each other to get things done.

5. Who was the most influential person on your volunteer career? Why?

I first got involved in football several years ago at St Michael when Tim Murphy asked me to help with their football team doing the same thing for them.

6. What are your major themes/principles as a volunteer?

I want to get to know the players as more then athletes and as the great young men they are today.

7. What does your role at DeSales High School bring to you, your family?

It makes me proud to be able to say I'm part of such a great organization. I like to be with my son throughout his high school football career, and that is something not many people can say they get to experience in life.

8. What are the fondest experiences or memories you have of your volunteer time?

Winning the state championship last season was great.

 

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