Get To Know: Coach Nathaniel Medic


Emily Imes, Reporter

Nathaniel Medic is a third year teacher of Health and Physical Education. This is his first year coaching here, however, he has a background in education and athletics.

“I grew up in a family of teachers including my dad, four of my uncles and five of my aunts. I always loved the work they did and aspired to be as great as them one day,” Medic said.

Before he got the position of P.E. coach at Forge, he was the Girl’s Lacrosse coach. When the position opened up as a P.E. coach, he applied and now is lucky enough to teach where he coaches.

“Before Forge, I was the assistant coach at Mountain View, and when you’re in a community you start to get connected to people that do similar things to you and become acquaintances with coaches in the area so when I found out that the Colonial Forge coach was leaving, I saw it as an opportunity to step up and take over a team of my own. I’ve been very happy that I did,” Medic said.

In his free time aside from coaching and teaching, he enjoys watching film, running practices for club teams in the area and if he gets time alone, he’s watching a football or basketball game on TV and just staying as connected as possible to that world.

“Back in high school, I played every sport I could. I’ve always loved the competitive environment of sporting so I wanted to be a coach. Every kid has people they looked up to like heroes and mine was always my dad and my coaches with all the time, energy and effort they put in and I always wanted to give back one day. I started college at Bethany College in West Virginia where I played lacrosse there for a season. Then, I transferred to Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania and I played ice hockey there for three years. I taught the last two previous school years at King George High School,” Medic said.

So far, he has taken his his best memory from the coaching side of things.

“My most memorable experience in this position so far has been last year’s full season of hard work and dedication. We graduated ten of our twelve starters from the previous season but we were still able to make it to the state playoffs. Being able to walk onto that field with all that pride and excitement with those girls was such a memorable feeling,” Medic said.