Bakial James “BJ” Hall

bakial james bj hall

Bakial James “BJ” Hall

Coach BJ was a professional football player who retired & dedicated his experience on & off the field to teens. He began an organization called Team Florida where young adults are not only educated on the field but off as well. Coach takes the kids on college tours throughout the state as well as nearby states, prep courses in SATs and other exams, he conducts tournaments which bring established coaches and recruiters from various colleges/universities to see the kids excel in their craft & gives these boys an alternative & positive outlook in their future. Many of the kids come from poverty and crime ridden neighborhoods. Coach BJ shows them a different route. His full time profession is head coach of Superior Collegiate Academy. A relatively new high school in Clearwater. Many of the students are from rough neighborhoods in Tampa and St. Pete. He is now in his 2nd year of coaching where he has an amazing record both years. He begins his day from 8am at the school & does not end till after 9pm. Not only does he coach them on the field but he is there during their school time making sure they are working just as hard. As a colleague of his, I have never seen in my career as an educator a more dedicated coach to his players. He has & continues to excel all expectations of a human being. I have seen him remove his shoes and sweaters to give to them & leave with socks only. On top of all that, he is a family man who loves & honors his wife and 3 kids. He is much appreciated.

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