Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Brofft

By Alex Aguilera and Katie O’Keefe
Staff Reporters

image1After a four-year break from the Paul VI swim coaching scene, Mr. Brofft has returned for more, and this time it’s not just to coach. Mr. Brofft also now teaches math, with plans to pursue a career in teaching as well as coaching. Panther Press welcomes Mr. Brofft back as he makes a splash as the new head Paul VI swim coach.

What high school did you attend?
Robinson Secondary (Fairfax, VA).

Where did you go to college?
William and Mary.

What classes do you teach?
Basic Geometry, CP Algebra 2, and I am helping out with the ACE program.

Did you teach/coach anywhere before Paul VI?  If so, where?  What did you teach?
This is my first teaching job. I coached eight years at club level for the Potomac Marlins and spent seven seasons coaching different schools: Falls Church High School, Paul VI previously, assistant coach at Marymount University and head coach at Centreville High School.

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was younger, I always wanted to be a national level swimmer.  Breaststroke was the main event I swam at William and Mary.  

What are your favorite books and movies?
Movie would be The Sting. I like any books written by John Wooton.

Is it true that you are a teacher as well as a DJ? What is it like balancing the two?
Yes, it is true.  It is an interesting balance.  Working as a DJ is a great outlet for letting off steam, and being able to play music is a great way to let off pressure. The feeling is unreal that a piece of music can make all people react in a certain way.

What is your favorite thing about Paul VI so far?
I really like how Paul VI is a really great community to be a part of because of the family-like atmosphere and the fact that everyone is nice.

What are you most looking forward to this year at Paul VI?
Surviving as a teacher and doing the best I can. On the athletic side, I am looking forward to restoring a varsity status back to our swimming and diving program.

What advice would you give to current high school students?
Read the directions.

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