Action County: Jacob Hunter |

Action County: Jacob Hunter

Summit Daily/Brad Odekirk Action County - Jacob Hunter.

With time running down before the start of the Optimist soccer season, the youth sports program needed someone to organize the league.Coaches, referees and fields had to be secured, and unless someone was found, the long-running free soccer program may have been canceled.But Frisco resident Jacob Hunter read an ad in the newspaper and answered the call. Hunter already has experience working with kids at Kinderhut and as a SCUBA diving counselor in the British Virgin Islands. And he actually organized the scheduling of fields and referees for his club soccer team in college.”They hired me at the end of August, and said I have to have everything done by the beginning of September,” Hunter said. With the league starting on Friday, Hunter has filled all 14 coaching positions and the kids, between second and fifth grade, are ready to play.

“It’s already well organized,” Hunter said. “I just picked it up and finished it off.”Hunter is a typical Summit County resident, living here for the plethora of outdoor activities. The 27-year-old is a product of Jackson, Wyo., but lived in the Caribbean for five years prior to moving to Frisco.”Anything athletic or outdoors is alright with me,” Hunter said.Are you in Summit County just to take advantage of the outdoor activities?”That’s about it. Right now, it’s just a playground. I’m just trying to make the most of it while I’m here.”

After living in the Virgin Islands and in the mounains, what lifestyle do you prefer?”I’m trying to figure out where I want to live, the mountains or the ocean. I’m trying to find the perfect middle ground, but it’s just a dream.”Compare the skiing here to the skiing in Jackson.”You can’t compare it. Jackson’s awesome. Probably 10 percent of the mountain at Breck compares with 90 percent of Jackson. Jackson is just straight up and down.”

Jacob Hunter, Optimist soccer organizerDecade born: 1070sFavorite musician: Jimmy BuffetFavorite team: Miami DolphinsFastball or curveball: curveball, because you can bend it around the wall and put it upper 90.

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