A lot of readers know that I’m the head coach of a competitive high school Speech/Forensics Team in Illinois. Even though I’m not in the classroom anymore, I’m still coaching because I get to work with a wonderful group of students and it’s such a worthwhile activity. So this story hits really close to home.
If you visit the website for Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha, Nebraska, this image will greet you on the front page:
Their team has won the State tournament four years in a row. That’s just an incredible run — I’m envious — and a lot of the credit has to go to the coach there, Matthew Eledge, an English teacher at the school.
Or at least he is for the time being. School leaders told him he won’t be coming back in the fall if he ends up marrying his boyfriend.