Tornados conclude mentoring Monday program with Brevard Middle School

BREVARD, N.C. – Despite the demands of relocating to North Carolina, the start of winter conditioning with current roster players, and the participation in the vital mission of recruiting, the new staff of the Brevard College football program found time to visit Brevard Middle School every Monday during the month of February as part of a community outreach program,

Kelly Muse, 8th Grade English teacher, was the main catalyst for the book club Bringing Boys to Books, which was designed to benefit middle school athletes. While reading was a primary objective, this weekly event known as Mentoring Monday was also about presenting positive role models and teaching life skills. With an overarching goal of enriching the perspective of these young men, Mayor Jimmy Harris and Recruiting Coordinator/Director of Football Operations Dynomite Kuhn, together with varying Brevard College football coaches and players, addressed multiple life topics. The number of middle school students increased on a weekly basis as the subjects changed. Additionally, the students were given homework assignments aimed at furthering discussion at home.

Week 1: Head Coach Bill Khayat, QB Bubba Craven – Presentation skills

Week 2: Assistant Head Coach Eric Gallon, CB Dominic Reed – Importance of good grades

Week 3: Offensive Line Coach, Everett Lindsey, Assistant Linebackers Coach, Modzelle Atkins, and LB Jason Nieradka – Reading is Fundamental

Week 4: Assistant Head Coach Eric Gallon, RB Russell Cutherbertson – How the past shapes the future

“The Brevard College Football program was pleased to partner with Kelly Muse of Brevard Middle School in an effort to encourage students not only to broaden their reading scope and to appreciate the benefits of enhanced reading proficiency but also to provide life skills mentoring,” said head football coach Bill Khayat.

Even though Mentoring Monday concluded, the relationship with the middle school students did not. Coach Gallon has invited all 40 athletes to a forthcoming Brevard Middle Mentoring spring practice where they will be honored on the field, prior to Thursday Night Thunder, #TNT. These Thursday night practices take place under the lights of Brevard Memorial Stadium and will be announced at a later date.

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