Alum of the Month: Josh Lenz, Assistant Turf Manager for the Arizona State Sun Devil Athletics

Josh Lenz graduated with a Masters of Horticulture in May 2016 and a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture, emphasis in Turfgrass Management in May 2014.  Josh is from Gilbert, Iowa.

Josh’s major job responsibilities are coordinating and assisting in the maintenance of about 20 acres of athletic fields at Arizona State University.

We asked Josh what he likes most about his position.  What I love MOST about my job is the combination of being outdoors and surrounding myself in sports.  I love that I get to be outside almost every day and I love the atmosphere of college athletics.  The collegiate level provides so much variety and it makes every day unique and provides so many different challenges.

Following is the advice Josh offers to current students:  Have a great support system and surround yourself with people you enjoy.  When days get long and hard, it’s so much easier when those you love understand and those you work with still make the job fun.