Having been in coaching roles since the age of 12, McBride is a natural leader. He credits the team environment he grew up in as the foundation for his leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. “Being part of a team my whole life has taught me the importance of communication, empathy, and the drive to success,” says McBride who is also pursuing a Business minor.
McBride says a team of great mentors including his family and friends, and the SFU staff have been a fantastic support system as he navigates being a student athlete and business owner. “As any athlete in a university environment knows, a season can be very demanding on the body and brain, so it is a battle to take care of yourself as the semester progresses,” says McBride, who hopes to continue being a mentor for young athletes as they fall in love with sport.