Rod Compton was recently hired as the new head coach for Moffat County High School boys golf.
Compton, who competed in both football and golf while at Baylor University, has lived in Craig since 2000 and also serves as a pastor for New Life Fellowship. He has also worked regularly this summer with John Doane providing junior golf lessons at Yampa Valley Golf Course.
The MCHS team begins its practices Monday, a week ahead of other fall sports, with tournaments at Gypsum Creek Aug. 14, EagleVail Aug. 15 and a home event Aug. 23 before the school year starts.
The Craig Press caught up with Compton at YVGC about his plans for Bulldog golf.
Congratulations on the new position. What interested you in the job, and what kind of experience do you bring?
I grew up playing golf, my dad was a club pro, and I started playing regularly when I was about 10 years old in West Texas. Started playing high school golf and played college golf at Baylor, all my life. I’ve played a lot of amateur events through the years, and I’ve been around coaching a lot too, since I played high school and college football, so not only did I have great coaches at Baylor, but I got the opportunity to help out at as an assistant at Mansfield High School outside of Burleson, Texas, for football. I’ve just had a lot of sports-related activities and being involved.
What do you bring personally to a coaching role?
I enjoy being around young people, inspiring them, encouraging them, motivating them, pushing them to do better, be the best they can be. I’m not one of these coaches that screams or hollers at people. I never was motivated by that, and I don’t feel like that’s the best way to motivate. What I try…
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