Coach Yoast- Losing the Hall of Fame
Coach Yoast, the head coach of the Titan’s football team lost his spot in the hall of fame. Coach Yoast lost position of head coach after Herman Boone took his place. Yoast was extremely upset, he lost his spot to an African American and refused the position of assistant coach, Boone offered him. After all of his old players refuse to let Yoast go, he decides to take up Boone on his offer. At first Yoast was mad and didn’t want anything to do with Boone or any of the colored players. However, after realizing that they were no different then everyone else, knowing that in order for the football team to do good and his players to get scholarships, he starts building a relationship with everyone on the team including coach Boone. They all work together and go through struggles and wins. They win every game they play with flying colors. Until one day the football administration informs coach Yoast that he is to lose the rest of his games and next year they will send Boone away and put him back in his head position. Yoast knows that the whole team has been through far too much to give it all away and coach Boone is what the teams needs. Yoast refuses the offer and threatens that he will tell the press if they keep up with this behavior. That is when they tell Yoast he just lost his place in the Virginia High School Hall of Fame. Coach Yoast is very upset because he worked his whole life for the Hall of Fame but he doesn’t let that keep him from staying with his team. Coach Yoast shows leadership quality by refusing the offer of head coach and sending coach Boone away. He cared more about his teams future and putting an end to racial tension than the Hall of Fame spot he always wanted. Yoast worked hard and was put through a lot from the whole town but that never stopped him from coaching his team. He showed how blacks and whites are the same and how important it is that people realize that. I look up to coach Yoast and his ability to never let people bring him down.