Coach Kinney is in his element when he is interacting with kids on the field or on the court. Did you know there is a baseball field named after him?
I enjoy sports practice because it teaches the strategy, teamwork and also the skills necessary to compete in the sport.
A workshop taught me how we could work together and co-teach certain activities. I also spend a lot of time reading books and talking to coaches and watching others teach the same sports I teach.
Favorite Teaching Moment
A come-from-behind win. We were down by 15 points and came back to win 48-47. In teaching, every day is different in how kids respond or react and what they say from day to day.
Favorite Sport Baseball: Played high school, college and semi-pro ball.
Favorite Childhood Memory
Playing baseball each and every day. Winning consecutive high school baseball championships.
Other than Graland, I Support ... Camp Deerhorn in Wisconsin, an all-boys camp dedicated to helping children have fun, learn to get along with others, improve in many lifetime sports, appreciate the natural surroundings, and grow personally.
Claim to Fame There is a baseball field at Camp Deerhorn named after me.
Hometown Denver, Colorado
Joined Graland in ... 1987 - A Master Teacher!
Also Known As ... Baseball Coach, Tennis Coach, Basketball Coach
Education MS in anatomy and physiology, University of Northern Iowa BS in biology, Buena Vista College
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.