I'm really proud and it was really cool that I got to go on stage with him and receive a little pin that they give all the coaches of the state champions. It was a great way to end my career at Middle-of-Nowhere High School. Mr. Mathlete will go on to study Chemical Engineering next year at Texas Tech and I am moving on to the Texas hill country, but I will never forget the last four years and the privilege I had to be his coach and mentor.
Monday, May 25, 2009
I am reporting to you today live from the beautiful city of Austin, Texas where my number sense student just won a state championship. I won't tell you which classification we are because the results are published online, but I am one proud math coach. I have been working with this young man since he was a freshman. He is truly the most determined student I have ever met. He has qualified for state a total of five times in 4 different events: Number Sense, Mathematics, Cross Country and Track. In two weeks he will be here in Austin again to run the two-mile at the state track meet.