The Waldron Bulldogs have hired a new member to join their team. Coach Robert Coker comes to the “dog pound” from Paris, Ar where he coached in football and baseball. Along with coaching the defensive backs and wide receivers, Coach Coker will also be assistant coaching softball and teaching either Civics or World History. Robert Coker is joined by his wife Cheryl and daughter Kyleigh of the home who will be starting the new school year in the eighth grade. Outside of the home, the couple shares four other children. Cody, Rob, Seth, and Danielle.
Robert Coker graduated high school from West Fork and went into professional baseball where a knee injury forced him down a different path in life. After some time, Coach Coker went back to school at the University of Arkansas where he received his Bachelors in 2005 and his Masters in 2006.
Coach Coker started his coaching career in 2006 at Rogers and later earned major credit at such schools as Jasper and Clarendon. “Coaching for me, is not about the State Championships or the titles,” says Coach Coker humbly. “It’s watching my students graduate and move on to something greater or having a player sign their letter of intent.”
“I try to teach my athletes to play with devotion, not emotion. At the end of the day, if I’ve taught my students and players anything, its that to get far in life, it all starts with books. That being structured and disciplined in what you do equals success in the classroom, on the field, and in life. I am excited to take this journey with the Bulldogs and ready to give the competition a run for their money!”