Welcome to the latest installment of “Take a Lap with Mike Grimala,” a video interview series that we hope becomes a regular trip to the fun side of UNLV sports.
The concept is simple: We invite a UNLV athlete, coach or sports personality to hop in a motorized cart and take one lap around the Thomas & Mack Center. During the course of the ride, we hope to learn more about the people who make up the Rebels’ athletic culture — and have a good time along the way.
In this episode, new UNLV head coach T.J. Otzelberger shares his origin story and shows off the swing that made him a budding youth baseball star.
More “Take a Lap” videos will follow throughout the year. If you’ve got an idea for someone you think would make for a good passenger (or any feedback in general), send an email ([email protected]) or tweet (@MikeGrimala) and we’ll do our best to make it happen.
It’s all part of the Sun’s ongoing effort to create UNLV sports coverage that you can’t get anywhere else.