One of the hardest moments for a coach is having to watch from the sidelines. “You hope you have taught them enough” wrote Coach Kris Hall, head coach of the Iron Knights middle school wrestling team. Hall, has been guiding the Knights for the past four years, and is now being honor as our Coach of the Week for his ability to mentor his players to the top while keeping it fun for all.
Hall, first took on the role of coach when his two sons, Cameron and Brandon, became members of the Iron Knights youth club team in Clarksville, Tennesse. Hall and his wife, Jamie, who is a wrestling mom, have enjoyed volunteering to help the team, and has given them more time to spend together as a family. Their eldest son Cameron has now moved on from wrestling to focus on his grades but Brandon who is now in 7th grade is still a member of the team. He is having an amazing season, and should go on to both the state and national tournament.
Along with Brandon, the whole Knights team has been having an outstanding season. “Everyone has won matches as well as medaled at tournaments,” wrote Hall. If each player continues to work hard and show improvements, Hall, believes that many of his players have a chance at placing in this years States and even Nationals.
Outside of coaching, Hall, is a supervisor for an apartment rental company, and a true family man. He loves to go spend time with his boys fishing, hunting, camping and even sometimes battling them in their own video games. Being able to coach the Knights has given Hall the opportunity to teach what he loves while spending time with his boys.
Coach Kris Hall’s Keys to Success:
Make learning (practice) fun
Win or lose, tell them what they did good and help them review in practice
Coach every child not just the ones that win
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