Coaches

Coach Hinkle

Coach Role:

I'm the Head Coach and the lead technology and engineering mentor

Favorite Robotics Memory:

I love seeing robot builds in which an important problem was solved in a creative way I didn't think of or thought was unlikely.

Favorite Food:

Chocolate!

Who is someone you look up to?

Nikola Tesla: a brilliant engineer and experimenter who saw both the big picture and details, and wasn't afraid to challenge established powers (but, unfortunately, was a poor businessman...)

Do you have any life advice to give?

Get in there and do your best. Everyone has something important to offer. The joy of success comes from creativity, persistence and (a lot of) effort; regrets some from not doing what you know you could have.

Matt Middleton

Coach Role:

All things build and construction, plus Drive Team

Team(s):

Special Projects (and any others that need help)

Favorite Robotics Memory:

The 2018 scrimmage at Coronado when 4068 was the only robot to dual climb with another team. The excitement and looks of pride on our team's faces was awesome.

Favorite Food:

Prime rib

Who is someone you look up to?

Mike Rowe (from "Dirty Jobs" & "Deadliest Catch" fame)

Do you have any life advice to give?

Never be afraid to be yourself.