Meet the Red Knight: Coach Joe Creer


Sophie Melsness

Coach Joe Creer brings his wisdom along wherever he goes.

Where do you want to be in 15 years?
“I want to be either living in St. Kitt’s or St. Nevis in the Caribbean living off my sandbar.”

What talent do you find unique or important to you?
“I have so many unique special talents. One is cooking, and another one is music and the arts, but my biggest one is finding the talent in other people and bringing it out.”

Describe your childhood in 4 words.
“Responsible early in life.”

Who is your hero, and why?
“My parents are my heroes because they have been married for 53 years, and I’ve always looked up to them and remembered the things they taught me throughout life. Their lessons have been examples to me as how to be a parent and a father and to be loyal and honor commitments.”

What is an item you bring with you everywhere, besides a cell phone?
“I bring wisdom with me everywhere because I like to transition the wisdom I have to young adults who are the future of tomorrow.”

What makes you laugh?
“Life makes me laugh because a lot of stuff that I explain to people is stuff I learned a lot on my own the hard way and to see people doing it by themselves the hard way always makes me laugh.”

Are you someone that wants someone to spoil the end of a show or movie for you?
“No, I love the surprise.”

What is your least favorite fast-food chain, and why?
“McDonald’s because the meat isn’t real.”

What fast-food chain is your favorite?
“Culvers because the meat is real.”