Bryant Hall - World History Teacher/Football Coach
Degree: Bachelor of Science and Teaching Certification, Huntingdon College
As a 2006 graduate from Prattville High School, Bryant was a three-year letterman in both baseball and football. As an outstanding defensive back, he was twice named to the Montgomery Advertiser’s All-Metro team.
During his senior year, he was recruited by several colleges for both baseball and football scholarships. He accepted a scholarship from Wallace State Community College because of its national top-tier program. After one year, he transferred to Jeff Davis Community College in Brewton to finish his two-year base coursework. He was recruited by Huntingdon College for both his football and baseball skills.
After graduating from Huntingdon, he applied to teach and coach in his hometown. He enjoys teaching 8th grade world history along with coaching the 8th grade football team. He is also an assistant football coach of the Prattville High Lions, the reigning 6A State Champions.
LOOKING BACK, WHAT WOULD YOU DO DIFFERENTLY?
I wasn’t sure what I wanted to study, so I wish I had taken more time to evaluate all the different college opportunities and determine what field I wanted to study. Transferring schools is a painful process that can cause you to lose credit hours. Make sure you investigate different career options so that you are not wasting your time in the wrong college or major.
ANY ADVICE FOR PARENTS AND TEENS?
Just because your child is talented in sports, don’t assume they will get a scholarship, especially to a top-tier university. Make sure you have a backup plan. Understand the different coaching styles of the staff. Coaches recruit a lot differently than they coach. Some schools may offer a scholarship, but if the student is injured or not able to perform to expectations, the scholarship may go away. Think through different scenarios so that you can ensure that the school you choose will meet your career goals.
Favorite Aspect of College: Having more freedom and independence.
Favorite Thing About Your Job: Helping kids learn the truth about stereotypes and see realistic views of the world and how it works.
Favorite Hobby: Football, of course!
Technology Must Have: Cell phone
Favorite App: Twitter and Facebook