Cambridge, Mass. (November 4) – As part of a series that will take part throughout the 2020 fall semester, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) will be featuring a number of head coaches and DAPER staff members. The next installment of this series features Mike Kalin, one of the head coaches for the MIT sailing team!
As part of each feature, we have included a written question and answer session, along with a video interview where recruits, alumni, fans and others can learn more about the program and MIT. If you can't currently visit MIT, we will bring MIT to you!
Q: What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
Q: What is your favorite sports team?
A: New England Patriots, although that was predicated on being a huge Tom Brady fan since he came into the league 20 years ago. I've lost a little bit of interest in football since Brady left for Tampa Bay.
Q: What sports did you play growing up?
Q: Have you started watching anything new in particular on TV since MIT moved to remote learning in March?
A: Nothing on TV, but I'm listening to more podcasts now than ever as I've gone on pretty regular walks to clear my head. I listen to New York Times "The Daily" and NPR's "How I built this", pretty religiously.
Q: What was your most memorable college experience?
A: Engineers in Canada have a private ceremony known as "the Calling of the Engineer" upon graduation. It's a pretty secretive event where you are bestowed with an iron ring to be worn on the pinkie finger of your working hand. The ring serves as a daily reminder of the responsibility and ethical obligation to society; the ceremony had a lasting impact on me.
Q: If you had to make a playlist of music what would be the top three songs on it?
Q: If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world where would it be?
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