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Wednesday, April 06, 2011Tracey Sales played basketball for Lipscomb and now works as a independent distributor. He spends his time with his wife Katina, and their daughter Kennadi, but took some time out of his schedule to talk with LipscombSports.com
What sport did you play at Lipscomb? What years? Who were your coaches?
I played basketball from 1987-1991 under Coach Meyer and Coach Turner.
What is your fondest athletic memory at Lipscomb?
My favorite athletic memory is beating Belmont in the Battle of the Boulevard.
Who had the biggest influence on you during your athletic career at Lipscomb? How?
Coach Meyer, just as far as basketball and life in general. He really taught us about responsibility and being accountable. A lot of what he taught me and the team is still with me today.
What is your fondest non-athletic memory from your time at Lipscomb?
Being in the dorms and just hanging out with the players. When we were not at practice or team meetings, we were hanging out, talking and having a good time. Those were some of the good memories I have-just being with the team outside of basketball.
What is the most valuable thing you gained or learned from your time at Lipscomb?
The whole concept of a team, not just really the players, but everybody involved in the program contributed. Whether you were on the team or working in the athletic office, you were important to the program. I took that going into business. Everyone can have a big impact, no matter who you are. Everybody plays a part in success, no matter how small you may think you are.
Who was your favorite professor? Why?
Accounting Professor Dr. Swang. I majored in accounting, but the way he took everybody in and treated you not just as a student. He related to you and you could go to him about anything. He was always there, down to earth nice guy and spent extra time caring about his students.
Where do you live now?
Who is your employer? What is your occupation? What does your position entail?
I am an independent distributor for Pay (k)onnect. We provide payroll, HRIS, and retirement administration services.
Tell us about your family
I married my wife Katina in 2007 and we have a two year old daughter, Kennadi.