“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” – Mike Murdock


Many people wonder what MSA students do during their days and so I thought it would be a great idea to show you traditionally how our students utilize their days. Here is my daily routine.


6:00am:                        Alarm….NOPE…..15 minute snooze.

6:30am:                        Rub the sleep out of my eyes.

6:45am:                        Run (Marathon in one month!)

7:30am:                        Shower/Breakfast/ESPN/NBC News/US Today paper.

9am –10:00pm:         Office check emails, phone calls, inquiries, contact students, set up calendars, etc.

10am-1:00pm:            Work on MSA projects including: MSA Cares, planning conferences, Rebranding, website updating.

1pm-1:30pm:               Lunch, talk sports with anybody and everybody, news, ESPN, Twitter.

1:30pm:                        Change and then leave for basketball practice.

2-3:15:                          Basketball coaching at Nichols, 7th & 8th grade girls Basketball.

3:30-5:45:                   Tutoring at McKinley High School with 21st Century program.

Sneak In meal on way to classes at night.

6:00-9:00pm:            Classes.

9:00pm:                      Grab a post class meal or pop with classmates. Discuss class, talk about homework, relax.

10-11:30pm:               Homework, papers, tests, workout, reading, apply for jobs and internships.

12:00am:                    Try to get some sleep.

Besides the daily grind, I also have internships and those will change my days depending on if I go up to Canada for the Fergie Jenkins Foundation or with the Alliance Foundation. When I can I try to volunteer my time on the weekends and whenever I have a moment. I also officiate basketball and baseball, but I can really only officiate during Friday nights and the weekends. Many students in the program have similar workdays that start early and end late. Many have internships and classes during the days. Some of our students have full time jobs and classes at night. The MSA students are a very diverse group of students and are active in all facets of the program. I wonder what your day would look like if you were in the MSA program?

Until Next Time,

Brent Gray, MSA GA