Teacher of the Week


This week’s Teacher of the Week is described by Mr. Gregson as “Stoic, but kind and dependable”. He is very dedicated to the wrestling team and to his students. This week’s Teacher of the Week is Coach Waddell.  Coach Waddell teaches freshman Healthful Living, Weight Training, and Wrestling class. He has been teaching for a total of nineteen years and this is his fourth year at UCA. 

When asked why he teaches he said, “I teach because I enjoy helping people reach the goals that they have set for themselves”. If Coach Waddell wasn’t teaching he would probably be in the military.

Coach Waddell is currently coaching the UCA wrestling team who is 29-1 on the season and previous state champions. This past weekend they hosted the Pin Down Autism Super Duals and finished in second this year to Northern Guilford High School who is ranked in the top 3 teams in the 3A division. The inspiration behind the Pin Down Autism Super Duels is Coach Waddell’s son Maddox who is also his best friend.