Shane Hansen is the new athletic director at Sheboygan Christian after serving in the same role at Greendale, West Bend and even in Denver.
He grew up in Ripon and went to high school there, and is the latest to participate in “20 questions.”
Q: If you could’ve been anything or did anything for a living, what would it have been?
A: Playing for the Milwaukee Brewers, or their general manager.
Q: What was the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into as a child?
A: I didn’t get into a whole lot of trouble as a kid. There was no major incident. I remember getting benched by my parents at a campground for like running out into the road.
Q: What was your least favorite school subject?
A: Math. No real reason, I just had a stronger interest in other subjects. I don’t dislike math, it just wasn’t my main thing.
Q: What was the most embarrassing moment for you in any sport?
A: Trying to score a run from second and rounding third, slipping and falling, and getting thrown out.
Q: What’s the longest you’ve been without a cell phone and how did you survive?
A: A four-day weekend. It was peaceful.
Q: Why did you want to become an athletic director?
A: I thought it would be a neat way to be able to have a positive impact in the lives of young people through sports.
Q: What do you love most about your job?
A: The opportunity to interact with the students, the staff, and the community, and to have a positive experience around athletics for everybody.
Q: What’s something you do as AD that most people would not know about?
A: I pray for the student athletes and the teams.
Q: What’s the funniest thing that’s happened at one of your jobs?
A: I don’t know if it’s ha-ha funny or strange, but when I was athletic director at Greendale, we had the lights go out in the middle of a basketball game. What it was, a little kid had been throwing a tennis ball against like one of our circuit boxes or whatever. None of us had seen it happen. Somehow that triggered the lights to go off.
Q: How would you describe your office?
A: I’m new here, and I’ve been organizing things. Usually there’s something like a mascot costume laying around in the office, but right now there isn’t.
Q: What scares you the most?
A: Sharks in the ocean.
Q: What is the best restaurant in the area?
A: I’ll go with Parker John’s.
Q: Favorite movie?
A: Field of Dreams.
Q: What is the one TV show you always have to watch?
A: Anything on the MLB Network.
Q: What’s the best band or musician of all time?
A: All time, that opens it up. I guess I’m just going to say Bob Dylan.
Q: What is the song you enjoy the most but are afraid to admit?
A: I listened to a lot of Disney music, like the soundtracks from movies and stuff, as a young kid. But I enjoy it. And it’s kind of a guilty pleasure.
Q: Let’s say you just won the lottery. What do you do?
A: Buy the Brewers and run the Brewers.
Q: Favorite and least favorite pro athlete?
A: Favorite of all time, Robin Yount. Yadier Molina just always bugs me when he plays the Brewers.
Q: What is the biggest pet peeve you have?
A: People that double park.
Q: What is a hidden talent you have?
A: I do hobby farming, so I raise chickens.
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