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Always Be Positive

09/15/20

The Imagine Dragons lyric “…’cause you know that you gotta get out of the middle and rise to the top now” plays in Adler Misner’s head not only as he works out with his best friend but also as he works with the football program at Midland.

When he was exploring colleges, he decided to come to Midland because he knew it was going to be a great opportunity. And because he wanted to try something different than sunny San Diego, where he has lived his whole life. From the minute he stepped on campus, Adler dived right into campus life.

As a strength and conditioning student, it’s no surprise he has gotten involved as a student coach for the football team. He also helps head strength and conditioning coach Morgan Bergen in the weight room so he can learn as much as he can during his time here. “He knows what he is doing and is always looking to see what is best for the student-athletes,” Adler said about Coach Bergen.

His favorite part about being a student coach is learning from all the coaches and helping the team the best he can. “I know everyone has their part and you just have to know your role,” he shared about the team dynamic. Not only is he gaining experience, but he is also building connections with the players, coaches, and staff that will last a lifetime.

After graduation, Adler hopes to continue his education and further his coaching experience at Midland as a graduate assistant. His dream job is to run a football program and help develop athletes as a head coach.

“The best advice I’ve received was from my dad,” Adler says. “I was having a rough morning and running late and he said, “ABP. Always Be Positive.” ABP means to have a positive mindset and know that there will be rough days, but try to find a positive in anything you do.”

As someone that strives to help others and better himself no matter where he’s at in life, he feels like being a football coach is the perfect fit. Adler encourages his classmates to not be afraid to reach out to talk to him, as he loves getting to know new people!

Adler Isaiah Edward Leadlove-Misner (yes, he has five names!) is a junior Strength and Conditioning major from San Diego, California. To share your story or nominate a friend, email social@midlandu.edu or post using #FacesofMidland.

Questions + Answers

What is your major?

“My major is Strength and Conditioning.”

Why did you decide to come to Midland?

“I decided to go to Midland because I knew it was going to be a great opportunity for me. I also lived in San Diego all my life and wanted to try something new.”

What accomplishment are you most proud of during your time here at Midland?

“My most proud accomplishment is being part of a great football program. I am also proud to work with a great staff around the entire campus.”

What are your plans for post-graduation? What is your dream job?

“My plan after graduation is to get a GA spot, preferably with Midland, so I can further my coaching experience. My dream job is to run a football program and help develop men. I want to be Head Coach.”

What else are you involved in on campus?

“I also help Coach Bergen in the weight room and just to learn as much as I can. He knows what he is doing and is always looking to see what is good for the Student-Athletes.”

What is your favorite part of being a student coach for the football team?

“My favorite part learning from all the coaches and helping the team the best way I can. I know everyone has their part and you just have to know your role. I also am happy to have that connection with the players, coaches, and staff that will last a lifetime.”

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

“The best advice I received was from my dad. I was having a rough morning and running late and he said, “ABP. Always be positive.” ABP means to have a positive mindset and know that there will be rough days, but try to find a positive in anything you do.” 

What do you like to do when you’re not in class or on the field?

“I like to play video games with my friends or go workout. I also work at Planet Fitness.”

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

“I would listen to Friction by Imagine Dragons. My best friend and I would listen to that song every time we went to go workout.”

What’s something people might not know about you?

“I have 5 names for my full name. My full name is Adler Isaiah Edward Leadlove-Misner.”


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