Q&A with Coach Mike by Natalie Nootbaar

Coach Mike

The Catalyst / Notre Dame Belmont

Coach Mike

Mike Marques is an important pillar within the athletic community and one of the most beloved coaches at NDB. The Catalyst interviewed him to learn more about him and his fall athletes.

The Catalyst (TC): What do you coach at NDB?
Mike Marques (MM):  I coach Varsity Water Polo at Notre Dame.

“It is important to get together as a team and compete as best we can.””

— Coach Mike Marques

TC: How long have you been coaching water polo?
MM: I have been coaching for nearly 30 years.

TC: How many of those years have been at NDB?
MM: I have been lucky to have coached at Notre Dame since 2015, this is my 7th season at NDB.

TC: When and how did you get your passion to coach sports?
MM: I have been involved with coaching since my days at Serra High School! I really enjoy coaching all types of sports.

TC: What are your hopes for your athletes this season?
MM: I hope that they truly enjoy their season with their teammates, especially coming off the past year or so. Be happy and give 100% effort. It is important to get together as a team and compete as best we can.

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