My Hero, My Dad, Andrew Hunter By: Christian Hunter

Left to Right: Andrew Hunter (My dad) and Montana Hunter (My Sisiter)

My dad, Andrew Hunter is from a very large Italian family and grew up in Northern California. At a young age he learned how important family is when his mother became ill. One of the things that he learned during this time was how to cook. He helped his family by cooking at the age of eleven, while his mother was sick. He now has a family of his own ( 3 boys, a girl, and a wife ) and takes care of us. Besides being a great cook, he is the co-founder of the law firm "Van Behren & Hunter." One of the characteristics of a hero is putting people first. My dad is my hero because he has been our coach for each of his kids in a variety of sports. Now that they have all gone to college or are done with sports (except me!), he has continued his love for coaching and joined the coaches at Mira Costa to coach rugby.

This is the way I look up to my dad and see all the good things he is.

Our family is very important to my dad. He supports and holds this family together by being there when we need advice. My dad has provided guidance to my brothers and my sister on "the road to college."

My dad while being a family man, also loves to travel and be adventurous. This photo was taken in England at the Rugby World Cup.

My dad also spends time with his kids, either taking them to a game or going zip lining in Hawaii. In other words he loves to have fun.

Did I tell you that my dad also loves sports? He loves baseball, basketball, football, and rugby sevens and fifteens. He skis and golfs with his friends, and is an avid fan of the 49ers, the Giants and our college sports teams (Auburn, Penn and UCLA)

My Dad is my hero because he is always supportive in anybody's dreams and helps others not just in his family. He is also my hero because he will do anything for his family and has a great attitude towards life.

Having my dad as my coach, he has taught me everything I know about basketball like how to dribble, shoot, pass, and rebound. He also taught me everything I know about rugby like how to pass a rugby ball, how to score, how to tackle, and how set up on defense. As the coach, he teaches his players strategy, not just basic skills. He has taught me and my teammates important life lessons that we will remember as adults. Even today, years later former teammates of mine and my siblings refer to him as "Coach Hunter."

Because of my dad, I am a better reader, rugby and basketball player and cook. He teaches by example by telling stories of how he dealt with situations that I am dealing with, especially stories about school, grades and how to deal teachers and how to deal with conflict.

My dad loves to tell stories from his past when he was my age. Here he is discussing the importance of standing up for your convictions. What this teaches me is that it is important to stand up for what you believe is right even against those with more power than you.

I like this quote and agree with it because to be a hero you don't do good just for yourself, you do good for others around you.

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