LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Since 2004, after Geoffrey Harvey graduated from Coronado High School, he has been with the team for every game.
“I just prayed to God about this,” Harvey said. “Because, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do after high school. So, I said okay – God show me where you want me to go, and so.”
“And he led you to the baseball and basketball programs?”
Harvey said, “Yes.”
“Coach Harvey is a great to have in our program and around our kids,” Coronado Head Basketball Coach Layne Sheets said. “Just an inspiration to them. He is always there, and he is always extremely encouraging. He is always willing to do anything he possibly can to help our kids and our program. He really sets a good example for the rest of our kids.”
During the day Geoffrey Harvey works at United Supermarkets but when it is game time, there is no question he is there.
It’s that work ethic and positive attitude that sticks with his current and former players.
“They all love him and they all appreciate what he does and the sacrifice he makes to come up here on his own,” Coach Sheets said. “I was talking with some of them earlier, they just talk about how encouraging he always is – to any of them.”
Over the years, there have been many talented athletes to walk the halls of Coronado, but Coach Harvey’s claim to fame is teaching the Culver brothers everything they know.
“I don’t know about that one, G-Harv,” Former Coronado Mustang Jarrett Culver said, laughing. “He just always taught us to be positive in a way to always have a good attitude. “
That is exactly what Coach Harvey brings on game day, his love for coaching and impacting the lives of the athletes at Coronado High School.
“You plan on being an assistant coach for a long time?”
Harvey said, “Yeah, until God calls me home.”