The Hackett Hornets have brought in a new addition to their coaches roster. Ryan Pointer is already settling into his new position as Offensive and Defensive Line Coach for the Hornets football team and he’s making it look easy. Along with his football duties, he will also be coaching bowling and will be the assistant baseball coach. When he’s not doing fieldwork, Coach Pointer will be teaching Environmental Science along with eighth-grade Science as well.
Although this will be Pointers first year teaching and coaching, he’s already proving that he was made for this job. “I graduated from Alma High School where I played football under Coach Doug Loughridge. From there I graduated from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and completed my student coaching and teaching at Ozark with Jeremie Burns and Brett Stone.”
“From a young age I always wanted to help people and as I grew older I knew I wanted to be that person in a kids life to push them to be the best they could be. I want to be that positive influence and someone that students can look up to. I think coaching covers many aspects of that by being able to push young adults to be the best that they can be and to encourage and teach them lessons that they will use for the rest of their lives.”
“I was beyond excited when I got offered the job at Hackett because I knew I would be joining a great tight-knit community and phenomenal staff of teachers, coaches, and administrators and just an overall great school.” Coach Pointer and his fiance, Andrea, who is in Grad school at the U of A for Speech Pathology, have been dating for four years and have plans to get married in May. “I already love working at Hackett. I can’t wait to meet my students and get this awesome journey started. Go Hornets!”