When most of us think of superheroes, we think of Superman or Batman. But at Indiahoma High School, there's a super coach who's teaching important lessons on and off the court.
Coach Mason Campbell is like no other. As a child he lost the use of both of his hands and both his legs. That’s not stopping him from following his dreams to be a coach.
Campbell is the new Baseball, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country and PE coach at Indihoma High. “Caring, compassionate, and encouraging", are the words Campbell uses to describe himself.
"It has never kept me down, like these kids out here. I played sports growing up, PE from junior high, to little league sports, junior high football, to high school sports, I loved it”, said Campbell. “Now I’m here to help teach these kids what I learned over the years, it’s extraordinary to me, I feel excited", Campbell said.
"No matter what you are going through, small or major. You know just have faith. I mean faith is my number one word. I mean without faith your nothing, Campbell said. “Have faith, keep working, and eventually good is going to come out of it”, Campbell said.
"I been through bumps and hills up along the way”, Campbell said. “Just to show other students, teachers, other faculty, or anybody else in this world and outside of this school district and that is to keep pushing”, Campbell said.
"He was telling us about his life story. When people have struggles like that, and I see that they can get through things like that, then it makes me feel like I can get through anything”, said Hill.
"He shows that he can overcome his disability and it makes me think I can be better than I am. I can overcome any obstacle that comes my way”, said Hall.
Coach Campbell has a son who is in the first grade at Indihoma. He says his main goal this year is to focus on baseball, basketball, track, and cross country. His future plans are to create a football team.
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