BY: JORDAN MAISCH
FROM swim coach, government teacher, trivia master, Doctor of Law, to loving father, it’s safe to say Cory Bergen, or Dr. Bergen, is a man of many talents.
In fact he has always balanced many activities at once. Growing up and in high school he was a three sport athlete, participating in golf, swim, and baseball.
“I always had practice after school. It was just a way of life.” Bergen said.
Bergen grew up right down the road in Ypsilanti and led a fun-filled childhood.
For college he decided to stay in his hometown and attend Eastern Michigan University to get his bachelor’s in business.
During his education at EMU, he was an assistant swim coach at his alma mater Willow Run.
“I developed a love for coaching and forming relationships during [that] time” Bergen said.
After graduation, Bergen decided to continue his education the University of Maryland law school.
“I never grew up wanting to be a lawyer, but I was looking at my options, and I wanted more of an academic challenge” Bergen said.
He continued his love for trivia while getting his law degree and was even the two-time campus-wide trivia champion of all graduate students.
After working as a corporate lawyer for four years in Baltimore, he decided that he missed the sense of connection he once felt as a coach.