Who actually got into teaching, because of his expertise in building.
Now, he's a coach, and mentor helping young people at sale creek school.
He's helping to build the up the lives of his students brick by brick.
That's why he has earned this week's golden apple award.
Natural sound: on behalf of food city and news channel 12, i would like to present you this weeks golden apple teacher award to coach ron cox,.
On behalf of food city and news channel 12, i would like to present you this weeks golden apple teacher award to coach ron cox,.
Tobin: coach cox, cares about kids; kids realize that.
They work hard for him do whatever he ask and he is here every single day working hard for the kids.
Natural sound: i got this.
You got this?
I don't know that i can do that?
So, you got it saved?
Ron: when i left high school i want it to be a chemistry teacher and a football coach.
And right now you're a, construction teacher and a weightlifting teacher.
Natural sound: i want to look like that.
I, i understand but you've got to put the work in to look like him ok.
Ron: tom trevor's and kay penney were two of my teachers in middle school and they made a big impact on my life.
I wish that i had become a teacher sooner.
I've done a lot of construction work.
I am a brickmason by trade.
I was 35 before i became a teacher.
Zeke: coach cox, is a great guy he's always there for you when you need somebody to talk to.
He is a big influence in our church; they sell creek church of god.
He's a coach.
Anytime anything is wrong with you, your family, you broke down on the side of the road anytime he will be there for you.
Charley: coach cox, i love coach cox,.
I see him as another father figure.
He has help me out through so many different times.
He is a football coach.
He is the youth pastor at our local church.
He is an outstanding guy.
He helps us out a lot.
Natural sound: where did you get this?
I was just going to do like this for monday.
Ron: i think the reason kids respond to me is because i try to build good relationships with them.
And it's just not about the classroom or the football field it's about them as a person.
I want them to be able to succeed in life; have a good family.
I want them to have more morals.
I want them to be good people.
If we can just help one of these young people not make some of the mistakes that we made growing up, and they don't have to go through the pain that we went through, i think that we are doing our jobs.
If you know a special teacher, nominate him or her for our golden apple award.
Just fill out the form online at wdef-dot-com, then watch every tuesday night to see if your teacher makes the grade.
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