Kyle Cortopassi

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All Your Favorites:

  • Food:   Chicken Parmesan
  • Movie:   Happy Gilmore
  • Movie Character:   James Bond
  • Book (Author):   John Grisham
  • Book Character (what book?):   Lennie (Of Mice And Men)
  • Show:   Seinfeld
  • Type of Music:   Hip/Hop
  • Musical Artist or Band:  Mac Dre
  • Song (Artist):  Lights (Elie Goulding)
  • Artist:  Van Gough
  • Painting:   The David Statue
  • City (foreign or domestic):  Stockton
  • State:   California
  • Country:  America (Merica)
  • Place (anywhere):  the beach
  • Sport:   Baseball
  • Activity:   Boogie Boarding
  • Hobby:   Cooking
  • Board Game:   Monopoly
  • Monopoly Piece:   Car
  • Quote:  “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” –Vince Lombardi

Why did you choose Santa Clara?
I have experienced Santa Clara culture growing up as both of my parents went here and I was attracted to the prestigious business school and opportunities in the Silicon Valley.  I also wanted to be a part of the change of culture and get back to the roots of Bronco Baseball. 

What draws you to baseball? What makes it appealing to you? What is special about the college game?
The challenging nature of the game.  It never gets easier and the game is about constantly making adjustments.  It was my favorite sport growing up and I truly love to play the game.  The college game is special because it is the highest level of baseball where it is still ametuers playing.  Every program is working towards the goal of winning a championship and still living the dream of playing a kids game with the hopes of someday playing in the Major League.

Who is your favorite guy on the team to compete with? To compete against? Why?
My favorite guy on the team to compete with is Kert Woods.  He is also my favorite to compete against.  Because of how much of a competitor he is and I know he will always have my back when playing together or try as hard as he can to beat me while competing against each other.  There’s nothing like a central valley competitor.

Top 5 people, living or dead, to compete against? In what?
Jackie Robinson, Rich Aurilia, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Derek Jeter. In anything because they are all absolutely fierce competitors.

5 people, living or dead, to have coffee with?

  • George Washington
  • Warren Buffet
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Teddy Roosevelt
  • Benjamin Alexander Wright

What would you do with a billion dollars?
Invest a large portion and turn that billion into at least 20 billion.

What do you want to be doing in 10 years?
Running a professional sports team as president and nearing retirement.

What does your ideal day look like?
Wake up, breakfast overlooking the beach, work out and run on beach, hangout on beach and boogie board, go back to beach house for lunch, nap, go play wiffle ball on beach, make sandcastle, cook dinner, bonfire on beach with lots of smores, sleep.

What’s the #1 item on your Bucket List?
Live a life with no regrets.

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