Beyond the Tiger Podcast


Beyond the Tiger is a podcast produced by the DePauw University Athletics Department to highlight our alumni, their lives and their accomplishments after leaving our beautiful campus in Greencastle, Indiana.  A common thread among all of them?  Our intercollegiate athletics program.  You’ll hear from men and women who are intelligent, inspiring and creative and influence the next generation of leaders.  Some will have been a member of one of our teams, and share how their opportunity to play for DePauw was both experiential and empowering, allowing them to combine their passion and determination for sport to develop critical skills of teamwork, integrity, discipline, and self-confidence. Others are the ultimate super fans as they celebrate and support our current student-athletes and coaches.  We hope you enjoy Beyond the Tiger.

As we begin our 2019-2020 academic year, hear what #TeamDePauw means to our Alumni.  Compiled by Mallory Dillon '19 and Kyle Kopchak '19.



EMILY WATTS, class of 2010, is currently a MBA candidate at the Lundquist School of Business at the University of Oregon.  While at DePauw, Emily majored in communication and minored in English writing.  She was a four year member of both the women’s cross country and women’s track and field teams, and was named captain of both squads her senior year.  In addition to athletics, Emily was also a member of Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, Mortar Board, Alpha Phi and DePauw student media.  Before beginning graduate school, Emily was the global marketing project manager for Specialized Bicycle Component.  Prior to Specialized, she served as an assistant director of admission and athletics liaison at DePauw University, and a strategic communication partner with the NCAA.  Emily is an experienced triathlete competing in the IRONMAN World Championships in 2016, and she also participated in the Boston Marathon in 2019.  Hosted and produced by Kyle Kopchak '19 (Media Fellow) and Mallory Dillon '19 (Media Fellow).  This interview was recorded spring 2019.



MARY BRETSCHER, now retired but is formerly the long time women’s swim coach and associate athletics director at DePauw. Mary service DePauw University and our athletics department for more than 41 years, 38 of those years at the helm of the women’s swimming and diving teams, starting the programs from scratch in 1974.  She received her undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University and her graduate degree from Indiana University.  Hosted by Stevie Baker-Watson.  Produced by Emma Flynn '19 (Media Fellow).


    ALAN HILL, class of 1981, is the currently the vice president of student academic life and dean of experiential learning at DePauw.  While at DePauw, Alan majored in sociology and was a four year letterman in track and field and three year letterman in football.  After graduating from DePauw, he has spent most of his career in high education in various positions. He was inducted into the DePauw University Athletics Hall of Fame twice, in 1994 for his individual success in track and field and again in 2016 with his teammates from the 1981 football team.  Hosted by Kyle Kopchak '19 (Media Fellow) and Alexa Jenkins '19 (Media Fellow).  Produced by Mallory Dillon '19 (Media Fellow).





JR FOSTER, class of 2002, is the current CEO and President of the Robert Louis Group.  While at DePauw, JR majored in studio art and was a four year letter-winner for the men’s soccer, and men’s track and field programs.  After graduating from DePauw, JR started his commercial real estate career with The Staubach Company (now Jones Lang LaSalle). A serial entrepreneur, he helped form Emerging Capital Partners and in 2013 co-founded Robert Louis Group, one of the only minority-certified commercial real estate brokerage firms in the country.  Produced by Emma Flynn '18 (Media Fellow).



SUE ANSEL, class of 1982 and president/CEO of Gable Residential.  While at DePauw, Sue majored in economics and was a two year letter-winner for the women’s swim team.  After graduating from DePauw, she accepted a position with Daeske Co as a financial analyst and then joined Gables Residential in 1987, then Trammell Crow Residential, to computerize the on-site operations.  Sue currently serves as a member of the DePauw University Board of Trustees and chairs the Nomination and Trusteeship Committee.  Produced by Emma Flynn '18 (Media Fellow).



BRAD HAUTER, class of 1987, is currently the head men’s soccer coach at DePauw.  While at DePauw, Brad majored in psychology and was a four-year starting goalkeeper and two-time MVP for the men’s soccer team.  After graduating from DePauw, he spent 10 years playing professional soccer and was inducted into the DePauw University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004.  He returned to DePauw in 2008 and is only the 3rd coach in the program’s history with an overall record at DePauw of 112-36-26.  His DePauw teams have advanced to the NCAA tournament four times.  Produced by Emma Flynn '18 (Media Fellow).