March 28, 2013
MADISON, Wis. - Spring break continues for the Badgers this week and it's time to meet another new coach.
Brittany Dildine was a two-sport standout at Purdue University, playing four years on the Boilermaker volleyball team where she tallied more than 1,000 digs at libero. After her volleyball career, she turned her talents to basketball where she was a part of the 2008 NCAA tournament team.
How did you get your nickname? I’ll give you one guess!
Birthdate: June 8
Hometown: West Lafayette, Ind.
Family members: My parents are Tony and Eyvonnia Dildine, and the late Karen Mlynarik Dildine. I have two brothers – Shawn and Travis – and one sister - Amber.
Hobbies/Interests: I’m trying to get into this biking thing. I am ready to explore the Madison trails!
Favorites - Movie: It changes over time - currently my favorite is When Harry Met Sally; TV Show: Scandal or Modern Family depending on my mood; Car: My Camaro; Athlete: Serena Williams; Sports team: Indianapolis Colts
Most memorable volleyball match: My next match
The people who have influenced me most in my sport are: Kelly Sheffield, Dave Shondell, Sharon Versyp
Dream as a coach: To win a national championship
How would you describe your coaching style? The sky is the limit!
Before each match, I: Listen to Beyoncé
Most memorable volleyball achievement: Making my first NCAA tournament
The best thing about the Field House: The match day environment! There is nothing like it!
If I wasn’t a coach, I’ve always dreamed of being: Honestly, I can’t see myself being anything other than a coach.
The best thing about Madison is: Lakes Mendota and Monona
One word that describes me: Passionate
My friends say I am: Loyal
Persons most admired/role models: My parents
My most prized possession is: My mom’s necklace
I can’t live without: Love
My secret addiction is: Musicals
If I could guest star in a TV show it would be? Will & Grace
If I could be a cover of a magazine it would be? National Geographic
You won’t catch me eating: Olives
Nobody knows how much I love to: Buy shoes
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: Lululemon
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: Galapagos Islands
If I could live in any time period, it would be: The here and now baby!!
A non-athletic talent I have is: I can be crafty
If I could meet four people from throughout history they would be: Abraham Lincoln, Princess Diana, Marilyn Monroe, John Wooden
If you could have any talent: Sing and perform
Most famous person I’ve ever met: John Stamos
If I could have one superpower, it would be: The power to heal
My dream date would be: I would have to say April 25th. Because it is not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket. (Name the movie!)
What are you most thankful for? Opportunity
What are you passionate about? Dreams
My favorite quote or motto is: “There’s no passion to be found in playing small. In settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela
My worst habit: I chew my lip
My bucket list includes: 1. Save a life; 2. Take my parents out for coffee in Vienna; 3. Scale a mountain