Life Experience

Here’s a list of life experiences that have helped form the person known as Clancy Cross. None of this will get me into Heaven, but it might be of interest to you. If not, you know how to click to another page.

About 60% of my life includes my academic and professional careers at the University of Dayton. A college campus offers limitless opportunities to learn, grow and experience new things. Many of these are included in the following list:


  • Software and database developer: teleconferencing, environmental, business processes and fracture mechanics
  • Web site developer
  • Research Systems Analyst
  • UDRI Web Development Center, Group Leader
  • VoIP service marketer


  • Trumpet instructor
  • Technology trainer
  • University of Dayton adjunct faculty member
  • Guest lecturer
  • Sunday School teacher
  • Life coach
  • Father of 3 children


  • Voice, trumpet, bass guitar, French horn, keyboard
  • K-12 and College: Concert band, marching band, jazz band, orchestra, ensembles, choir and show choirs
  • Featured vocal soloist since Grade 9
  • High school rock band
  • Amateur Theater: “Gypsy”, “Boys From Syracuse”, “The Music Man”, “Little Mary Sunshine”, “Guys and Dolls”, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”, “South Pacific”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Godspell”
  • Barbershop: Quartet District Medalist, chorus, show producer/director/coach/techie
  • Performed at Cincinnati Bengals, Dayton Bombers and UD Flyers games
  • Public Address Announcer: UD Pride of Dayton Marching Band, Greeneview Athletics
  • Sports talk show co-host (1410 AM, ESPN affiliate)
  • Guest speaker
  • Performed for over 500,000 people


  • Church musician
  • Lay worship leader
  • Church Council President
  • School volunteer
  • Community volunteer (e.g. Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics)
  • School Board candidate


  • Published in Sports Illustrated at age 15
  • Menus, text, and on-line help for software user interfaces
  • White papers, proposals, project reports, specifications, manuals
  • UDRI newsletter contributor
  • Legal agreements
  • UDRI press releases
  • Technology articles for OHPolymer!
  • Executive Editor of Golfmanac magazine
  • Dayton Flyers freelance writer, photographer and interviewer
  • covering LPGA and Nike professional golf events
  • Letters to the editor
  • Book reviews
  • “Clancy’s Quotes” blog (
  • Content author and editor for numerous Web sites
  • Show scripts
  • Presentations
  • Prayers for Sunday worship services
  • Mission and vision statements
  • Organizational by-laws
  • Motivational leaflets

Organized Athletics

  • Before High School: baseball, football, basketball, swimming
  • High School: Football, track, swimming (letter), cross country (letter)
  • Adult: Golf, slow pitch softball, volleyball


  • Genealogy
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Internet

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