15 Sep 035. Kupono Fey On Working Hard On And Off The Court To Improve As A Player, Teammate, And Person
In this episode, Andrew welcomes Kupono Fey, a professional volleyball athlete from Hawaii, as he shares his story and some of his greatest memories as an athlete. Kupono played a wide range of sports growing up, always knowing that he wanted to be a professional athlete. It wasn’t until high school that he chose volleyball as his primary sport. Having a late start did not slow him down. He learned quickly and went on to develop a storied career at the University of Hawaii. Beginning with his freshman year in college, he took on a leadership role with his teammates, influencing the development of the team’s culture. He was able to find his court presence, which had been encouraged earlier by a former coach of his. He learned to bring more fire and confidence to the court, which came full circle when an iconic moment was captured from one of the biggest games in his collegiate career. From the snapshot, taken of him in his big moment, a mural of him has been painted in the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. After college, Kupono went on to play professional volleyball in Italy. Kupon shares many great stories and experiences in this episode. He is truly insightful and talks about how he prepares his body for a higher level of performance and his mind for mental toughness.
Listen in on this inspiring episode, with Andrew and Kupono Fey, and learn what it takes to go the extra mile and follow your passion.