By: Hannah Pendergrast, Contributing Writer
Dr. Matt Smith, CHS principal, awarded John Finlay, CHS coach and teacher, the Flower Arrangement of the Month for September. Smith said, “I wanted to recognize Coach Finlay for the great job he has been doing with our golf programs, as well as the positive energy and enthusiasm he brings to CHS every day.” The arrangement was created by florists at In Full Bloom, a local floral shop.
Finlay has been coaching for 19 years and teaching for 17 years. He currently teaches freshmen Physical Education, Lifetime Sports, middle school Geography, and middle school Presidents. When presented with the arrangement, Finlay reported that he was very surprised.
Finlay enjoys coaching and teaching. His favorite aspect about working with young adults is building relationships with them and helping them achieve their goals. He said the most difficult part of his job is missing time with his family.
This golf season has been very enjoyable for Finlay this year. He said, “Golf has been a tremendous success. The kids have bought into the program and are having fun while working hard. It isn’t too bad going to a golf course after school every day either.”