Get to know you Q&A: Ben Limback

By Jacob Knabel on Jul. 27, 2021 in Men's Basketball

A former standout on the court for the Bulldogs, Ben Limback has served as Head Men’s Basketball Coach at his alma mater for the past eight seasons. The native of Cedar Falls, Iowa, led the Bulldogs to a GPAC tournament title and an appearance in the national tournament in 2020. He’s won more than 200 games in his head coaching career.

Q&A with Coach Limback

Which athlete(s) did you idolize growing up?
Michael Jordan – our games were very similar. :)

Who are your favorite professional sports teams?
All Chicago…Bulls, Cubs and Bears.

What is the most memorable sporting event you have attended as a spectator?
Got to see Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors play in 2015 the year they broke the NBA record for wins in a season.

Which person/people were most influential in your career choice?
My dad and my high school/college coaches.

What is one book you would recommend to others in your profession?
“Lead for God’s Sake” by Todd G. Gongwer.

What’s the best coaching advice you’ve received?
Be yourself…and score more points than the other team!

What do you find most rewarding about coaching?
The relationships built along the way and the daily growth of each individual in the program.  

What has changed the most about the profession since you started coaching?
The amount of money and participation in youth sports.

Beyond athletic talent and ability, what is the No. 1 trait you’re looking for in a prospective recruit?
Team player.

Name something your own student-athletes have taught you in your time as a coach.
The difference between Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

What athletic achievement of your own are you most proud of?
Being on three national tournament teams.

How are you most likely spending your free time away from work?
Hanging with my wife and kids.

What would you choose to eat for your last meal?
Krispy Kreme donuts, plain glazed.

What’s your favorite Lincoln (or Lincoln area) restaurant?

Which movie or TV show do you quote from the most?
Dumb and Dumber.

Where have you gone (or are planning to go) for vacation this summer?
The New England states (was supposed to be last summer) and Lake Tahoe.

Which social medium (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.) do you use the most?

What genre of music do you prefer?
Classic Rock.

What was the first car you drove?
A big red Suburban in high school.

Name a famous person you’ve met.
Randy Baack.

If you had to choose any band or musical artist to perform at Bulldog Stadium, who would you choose?
Tom Petty.

What is the No. 1 thing that makes Concordia a special place?
We share the good news of Jesus.

What is it that keeps you excited about your job as you look ahead to the 2021-22 academic year?
Working with a great group of young men.