Coach seizes day; toddler seizes night
Meet the coach In this week’s community profile we talked to North Otago Rugby team coach Lemi Masoe.
What is your pation? Pacific Island mentor for North Otago Rugby, coaching. Favourite sports team? Otago Highlanders. What charity would you give money to? World vision, UNICEF. Are you a night owl or a lark? No, I like my sleep. Are you a dog or a cat person? Neither. Tell us about your family? I have a wife, Philippa, daughter, Amelia, who is nearly two, and a 3-weekold son, Richie. It’s busy. What is the name of a book that had a big impact on you in your childhood? Probably the Bible. favourite other country? Samoa. Do you have any hobbies? I just like being active. What would you be
occu- doing if you weren’t doing this? Daddy day care. Best advice you ever got? Perfect practice makes perfect. What is your favourite food? Lasagne. What do you love about the region? The friendly, welcoming and diverse community we have. What was your first job? Computer and copier technician. What’s the one single thing you’d really like to have an answer to? How to put a toddler to bed at night. What were you like at high school? I was quiet, and not that sporty. If you could live in any time in history, when would it be? Now is good. Favourite quotation? Carpe Diem – seize the day.
North Otago Women’s Rugby team coach Lemi Masoe with his team. Photo: Supplied