The endurance one learns by playing high school basketball and running cross country can produce dividends years down the road. Although Cody McCourt ‘12 isn’t lacing up his sneakers and shooting threes in a Knight’s uniform anymore, he’s certainly getting a workout with a toddler in the house.

Cody is a successful account manager at Dell Technologies; he sells Dell products to businesses in Tennessee and still leans on experiences and lessons learned from his time at Hill Country. “Every year, the [mission] trip to the Dominican Republic was by far the most memorable and life-giving event,” said Cody. “I still haven’t forgotten my three trips with my classmates and teachers. Hill Country provided a great base [for] not only my education but also my faith. Hill Country was able to benefit me both in the school and outside of it. In school, I learned valuable strategies for retaining and digesting new information. Outside of it, Hill Country helped teach me how to be a better person, leader, and son.”

Having completed most of his coursework from the University of Texas, Cody graduated from Texas State University with a degree in finance and began his career with Dell two weeks after he received his diploma. Cody and his wife live in Cedar Park, and enjoy every moment of raising their two children. In addition to his many responsibilities at work and home, Cody donates his time as a member of Hill Country’s Alumni Advisory Committee.