In our "Where Are They Now?" series, the Felician sports information office periodically catches up with former Golden Falcons who have gone on to interesting and successful career paths.
In the 19th installment, we visit with Anthony Obery '14. More than five years after he finished manning the men's basketball backcourt, Obery keeps busy as a law enforcement officer, college coach, and pastor.
|Year of Felician graduation||2014|
|Hometown while in high school||Roselle, N.J.|
|Current town/city of residence||Howell, N.J.|
List any post-graduate studies or certifications
Current full-time employment
Law Enforcement Officer, Roselle Police Department
Other positions held since Felician graduation
Head Men's Basketball Coach, County College of Morris, 2014-pres.
Any other life events you would like to tell us about?
Married to Danei. We have one daughter, Ayva Renee Obery.
Entering fifth year as Pastor at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Newark
How have you applied your experience participating in college athletics to your current employment?
I learned a lot during my time at Felician. One of the biggest things life has taught me is patience. I now understand that life is a marathon, not a sprint. Follow your dreams and goals, no matter how long it takes, because you worked hard to plan those goals.
How has your Felician academic coursework and other extracurricular activities impacted your life, especially professionally?
The main thing I took from Felician that has helped me with life has been time management. I have to set up my schedule sometimes months prior so life can flow and so that I can be on time for everything. With basketball practice and class and then trying to make time for friends, it can be tough. I had to learn to prepare myself every day so that I didn't fall behind.
What advice, about any aspect of college life, would you give to a current Felician student-athlete?
Enjoy your college years -- they go by so fast! Work hard and understand why you are there.
College should be the best years of your life, but never get pressured into something that you will regret. I know it's often said that college should be enjoyed with no regrets, but you WILL have regrets if you fall into the wrong situation.
BE SMART, BE WISE, AND HAVE FUN. When times get rough, understand that you must trust God and belive that you can do all things through Christ that strengthens you!