Rob Jesselson heads to Butte and talks with new Montana Tech athletic director David Lau who is just finishing up his second week on the job in Butte.
"So this is week number 2 for you at Montana Tech. How have things gone early on here?"
"So far, so good,” said Lau. “A lot of meetings, a lot of time spent getting my feet on the ground and meeting people. We're moving forward and getting ready to do a lot of good things here at Montana Tech."
"Butte is a very interesting town. It has a strong personality. What are your first impressions of the Mining City?"
"It's obviously a different culture from where I come from in the Midwest,” Lau said. “We've spent a lot of time touring our campus. We actually went to the Museum of the Mines this last weekend and went through that. So trying to grasp what it would have been like in the day of the miner, it's unbelievable what they were able to do. It's exciting. It's exciting to be in Butte and we look forward to being a part of the community."
"Great. So during this ABC Sit Down we're always trying to find out more about who we're talking to. I know that you have a long history in athletics. Can you talk about that a little bit? I know you were a professional baseball player at one point. What was that like?"
"You know, I started when I was very young playing sports,” said Lau. “I played football, basketball, baseball, and ended up laying collegiate baseball at Missouri Western and signed a deal to play for the New York Mets organization. I spent three years in the minor leagues. I got the opportunity to travel all over South Carolina and Florida in a bus. So it was a great experience. The opportunity to play professionally and make some money in a sport that I loved was a great opportunity. It really helped me to focus on what my career was going to turn into in the world of athletics."