WHS junior packs a lot into his day
Published 5:01 pm Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Washington native Koby Munday likes to stay busy. The Pam Pack junior is a two-year starter at strong safety on the football team, is part of the 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 track relay teams, carries a 3.6 GPA and works full-time.
- What’s the key to balancing all you have going on?
Koby: Staying organized to stay on track. My days are basically planned out, so it’s not hard to follow a schedule. Every day is different in some way and I like school, going to practice, playing games and working, so it’s fine.
It keeps me out of trouble because when I’m not doing one of those things or having family time, I’m usually asleep.
- When did you start playing football?
Koby: I started in the Washington Youth Football League playing flag football when I was four or five and stayed with it until middle school. I’ve played with or against almost all of my current teammates at some point when I was younger. We came close to winning a couple of Super Bowls, but couldn’t pull it off.
- What has football taught you over the years?
Koby: My youth coaches, Dyer, Cutler, Keith Mitchell, Ray Pippin and my dad, Eric Munday taught me the fundamentals and how to be a good teammate and person. After that, we won a lot my seventh grade year at P.S. Jones, then lost a lot in eighth grade. That taught me how to handle the ups and downs and gave me the platform for future success. Here at Washington, the coaches have showed me how to get in the weight room and work hard to keep improving.
- What do you like best about playing?
Koby: The strong safety is like a hybrid linebacker in our defense, so I like to figure out what play the offense is going to run. We watch a lot of film and the coaches tell us what to expect, but I like to read it on the field. Football also appeals to my competitive nature and it’s fun to celebrate success with my teammates and know they have your back when things don’t go well.
- It’s a year early, but what are your plans after high school?
Koby: I’d like to play college football and study mechanical engineering, business or something in the medical field. I’ve learned a lot working at Stereo Town and would like to open my own chain of car accessory stores around the state.