Every parent, teacher, coach and administrator's absolute worst nightmare came true on Feb. 27, 2012 at Chardon High School in northeast Ohio. Troubled 17-year old T.J. Lane entered the school's cafeteria and opened fire, killing three of his schoolmates. But, before he could inflict further damage, assistant football coach Frank Hall chased Lane from the school, risking his life to save others.
Sixteen months after the incident, Hall stands on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated behind bold print reading "A Coach's Courage". Hall told his story to SI's Gary Smith, and you can read a preview of the story here. “In a flash, Frank had determined that attack was the best defense, the only way to be who Frank Ray Hall always had been: the protector,” Smith writes.
Earlier this off season, Hall accepted the head coaching job at Lakeside HS (Ashtabula, OH).