By Megan Hecox
Waldron Bulldogs Basketball Coach, Joshua Atchley, has been coaching for the last 7 years with 3 of those years in Waldron. Coach Atchley grew up in Waldron and is a fourth generation teacher. Josh Atchley has always aspired to be in the teaching profession because he was blessed enough to have been able to witness the amazing impact that a quality teacher can have on a students life, by witnessing his mothers work.
Getting to see the kids benefit from their investments in hard work, time, and focus, are some of Coach Atchley’s favorite parts of coaching. Responding to the challenges that competition brings is another aspect of coaching that Mr.Atchley enjoys. In his High School days, Coach Atchley competed in every sport every chance he got. He played football, basketball, baseball, track, and golf. If it was in season, he wanted to win.
Having been around some great coaches, Coach Atchley tells us what inspired him and keeps him inspired to coach the game he loves. “Coach Joshua Brown brings an energy to the game that I have never seen before. Coach Brad Johnson of Ozark was my high school coach and has taught me more about the game than probably any other person. Coach Stewart Adams was probably the coach that inspired me to invest in the game of basketball.” Coach Atchley does a great job of coaching and teaching and the Waldron Bulldogs hope he plans on sticking around for many years to come!
You can watch Coach Atchley along with the other Coaches and Bulldogs in action tonight as they face the Pirates in Cedarville at 4 pm.