When a coach thinks about what they want in a student-athlete many would say they want someone who works hard, has a great attitude, and puts the team first. Maddux Mayberry is that kind of student athlete. He is known for his work ethic and his willingness to do whatever is asked by his coaches. “Maddux just comes in and works, he sets the tone for the team with his attitude and work ethic. He is the kind of teammate you can count on,” said Enid High Head Football Coach Rashaun Woods.
Maddux says his advice to upcoming athletes is to “show up every day and work hard.” This is advice that he has lived for the entirety of his athletic career, advice that has earned him an opportunity to play football and baseball at the collegiate level. Maddux is a multi-sport athlete at Enid High who will start his collegiate career as a multi-sport athlete (football and baseball) at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.
Maddux, a utility position player and pitcher for the Enid Plainsmen, has spent his career being a good teammate. He has put leading by example at the forefront. His ability to play multiple positions only adds to his impact on the team. “He has a good attitude every day at practice and brings a lot of energy to the team. He does a great job of leading by example,” said Enid High Baseball Coach Brad Gore.
As motivation, Maddux has always worked to be the best he can be. He has faced adversity in his career in the form of a coaching change after his sophomore football season. Going into his junior season he was asked to play multiple positions, quarterback and receiver, both of which take different skill sets. Maddux went to work on both, showing up in the weight room, in the film room, and on the field every day ready to work.
Being an athlete has a powerful effect on students, one thing Maddux has learned is that “nothing can distract a team that has the same goal.” Maddux will continue to work to bring that culture to every team he has a chance to be a member of. As he makes the transition from high school to college we all look forward to seeing Maddux continue to not only develop into a great athlete but also a great young man.
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