Coach Harris helped mold young minds
I was sitting around the house and I noticed something on Facebook that sadden me.
Facebook friends were sharing the news that longtime Cleveland High School and Margaret Green Junior High School coach Clara Harris had passed away.
When I first started working at the newspaper, she was coaching track and field and cross country at Cleveland High School. After she retired, you could still see here at CHS sporting events.
Coach Harris was a person that always cared about the school and wanted what was best for all the young athletes. When I would talk to her at the basketball games, she would talk about how important it was for kids to learn the fundamentals of the game and she would be disappointed if she saw they weren’t doing the right thing.
Talking to a couple of her former athletes, she was like a mother. She wanted young athletes to play their sport the right way and work hard at being the best they could be. She wanted the best for everybody.
Talking with a couple of her former collegues, her dedication to the school was second to none.
Looking at some of the fond memories shared on Facebook about her, she made a huge impact on a lot of lives.
Harris’ legacy of compassion, hard work and discipline won’t be forgotten.
Andy Collier is the sports editor at the Bolivar Commercial. He can be reached at (662)-843-4241 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.