Salute to Seniors: Wando's Troy Cocco

Troy Cocco is featured in this week's salute to seniors.

Name / school and event personal bests
Troy Cocco / Wando / javelin 207-6, discus 150, shot put 43-3 

What was your most memorable race/competition? 
Winning javelin at the Texas Relays.

Out of all your high school accomplishments, which stands out the most? 
Having two national victories in javelin and winning the Texas Relays.
If you could do it all over again, what would you change about your athletic career in high school? 
I would make sure to not get injured as much as I do now days.

What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome? 
Numerous injuries.

What advice do you have for younger athletes? 
Make sure you love your sport before you put years of your life into it.

How have your coaches influenced your performances and your life goals? 
I've had many coaches over the years but a couple really stand out and they have taught me to be a better person and gave me an opportunity to succeed in my passion.

What kind of impact did your family have on your time as a high school student-athlete?
They supported me and cheered me on in my high school athletic career. 

What are your college or post-high school plans? 
I plan to attend a four year university and continue throwing there.

What do you hope to achieve after high school?
I hope to keep on breaking records in Javelin and continue on to the Olympics.

Do you see yourself coaching in the future? Please explain and if so, what level and why? 
Yes, I already am a coach at a high school level and I also coach for a recreation team in my area, but I would love to coach at a college level.

I would love to shout out Coach Shiver for being an amazing head coach, and always backing me up in my time as a athlete at Wando, I would also like to shout out my first coach and recreational time coach Micheal Flournoy.

If there is one thing in the world you could do, what would it be and why? 
I would love to compete at the Olympics.