web_katz_0924_HEROotm_16x9

Jeremy Hancock has spent several years in the United States Navy working in key roles throughout the branch.  

Hancock, who was born in College Station, claims Houston as his hometown and loves everything the Bayou City has to offer. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 2003, Hancock said he spent a few years living in north Texas.  

“I have family in Houston,” Hancock said. “That's where I go whenever I come home on leave, is to visit family in the Houston area.” 

A few years later, he said he enlisted in the Navy and reported to boot camp on a very significant day in the history of the Navy – December 7, 2010. Almost 70 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hancock embarked on his journey in the Navy.  

Throughout his years in the service, Hancock has spent time in Illinois, Florida, California and Virginia. Hancock currently serves as Petty Officer First Class (E6) / Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class. In his primary role as an instructor, he teaches the next generation of Navy service members how to care for and maintain F-18 Hornet and F-18 Super Hornets.  

“I ended up going into the troubleshooting shop, which is where they turn the jets on, if there's any issues before they take off, we are there for the quick fixes to get them off the flight deck or the runway, so they can fly their missions,” Hancock said. 

As an instructor, he is also in charge of overseeing several sailors and their day-to-day duties – which often extend to topics outside of the military and more so about life.  

Hancock’s love for soccer was something that has grown throughout the years. He was first introduced to the sport when he was a physical trainer in north Texas and worked with a soccer player who played collegiately at Wake Forest. With his interest piqued, he began watching the Premier League and wanted to support the growth of the sport domestically, so he turned to Major League Soccer. 

By claiming Houston as his home base, Hancock said he has attended several Dynamo home games, which is how he learned about the Dash. Since then, though, Hancock says he has become a bigger fan of the NWSL and is looking forward to supporting the Dash as they make their playoff push.  

“It’s kind of cool seeing other people who enjoy the sport as much as I do and just being able to be there with them,” Hancock said. "I’m excited to help to cheer on our Dash and hopefully they do clinch their spot in the playoffs and we show everyone that Houston's on the map.”