Alumni Days at Shakespeare, June 2014.
Brandon Guzman ('08, Physical Education & Human Performance) is the Graduate Assistant Football Coach at Western New Mexico University where he is pursuing a master's degree in secondary education.
He credits the amazing faculty of SUU's Physical Education Department with helping him achieve the stellar education he now puts to good use coaching the Mustangs. "They showed me the right way to communicate and teach the individuals I coach," he says. "Dr. Jean Lopour was a great professor who was always full of energy and made sure her class was learning and understanding. She showed me what it means to be a great teacher."
Brandon also enjoyed his time outside of the classroom while at SUU where he excelled as an offensive lineman on the football team. His greatest Southern Utah memories involve his teammates and the experience of traveling all over the country with "a bunch of great people."
Coming from a small town in Arizona, Brandon worked hard to earn a football scholarship. He is only the second person in his family to graduate from college and counts his graduation from SUU as his proudest accomplishment.
Brandon volunteers at local football camps where he enjoys teaching area kids about the importance being active and healthy.