Contributed by: ACT Staff
Unbuckled: Getting to Know Alan Maynard
Driver of the #10 FOE.com Ford Mustang
Hometown: Fairfax, VT
2015 Season: Finished 4th in Allen Lumber Street Stock points (2 wins)
What are your favorite off-season hobbies?
I like to coach basketball. For quite a while I was coaching at the boys’ varsity high school level (at BFA Fairfax). This year I’ve taken a bit of a step back and have been helping coach my daughter’s 5th and 6th grade girls’ basketball team. It’s been a little different, but it’s fun. I really enjoy the game of basketball, and I like to coach, since I’m a teacher anyway. So that’s one of my favorite things to do. It’s a winter thing, so it works out pretty well. Also, since you can’t completely get away from racing, I go Go-Kart racing, and recently I’ve picked up R/C racing at Barre Town R/C. So really, an offseason is just an opportunity to find other ways to race, I suppose.
What do you do for work?
I’m an athletic trainer by trade. The name isn’t very good for us, but what we do is deal in prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. As a professor at the University of Vermont (UVM), I teach people how to become athletic trainers, but I also teach across a number of other health care disciplines, like physical therapy, exercise science, and nursing – we do a lot of inter-professional teaching. I also practice as an athletic trainer at BFA Fairfax; if any of their student athletes get hurt, I’m the one that they call on to try and help fix them. I wear a lot of different hats.