Name: Jonathon Gardner
Sport: Men’s Basketball
Position: Shooting Guard
Year in School: Junior
Major: Physical Education: Exercise Science
Hometown: Florence, SC
Why did you choose Coker? Close to home, made a good connection with Coach Schmotzer before signing to play basketball.
How did you decide on your major? I’ve always wanted to be a Physical Therapist and exercise science seemed to be the best choice.
What game/match/event do you look forward to most and why? Game against FMU because it’s in my hometown and it’s a rivalry game.
What do you want to do when you graduate? Go to graduate school to become a Physical or Occupational Therapist.
What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? Beating Belmont Abbey in the conference tournament semifinals last year.
What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? Attending the performing arts showcase during Celebration of Academics week last year.
What are some of your hobbies outside of your sport? Reading, writing, playing video games, and hanging out with my family and girlfriend.
What is something people may not know about you? When I was a sophomore in high school, I played for Team Florence in the International Children’s Games in Bangkok, Thailand.