Coach Caldwell Launches Career


Coach Manhattan Caldwell has never met another person with his same first name, except for his grandpa who had it as a nickname.

Coming from Poteau, Oklahoma, Coach Caldwell earned a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education. Prior to coming here, he interned at Northside High School.

What Coach Caldwell likes best about Kimmons is the cohesiveness and team mentality of the teachers.

“Everyone is always ready and willing to help their fellow educators when needed,” Coach Caldwell said.

A few people inspired Coach Caldwell to become a teacher and coach.

“They helped to shape the person I am today and show me the right way to be a leader in society,“ Coach Caldwell said. “I wanted to follow in their footsteps and help kids the way they helped me.”

Coach Caldwell’s main goal for the school year is to learn the basics of what it takes to be a successful teacher.

“I also hope to gain the skills I need to continue growing in education,” Coach Caldwell said.

The biggest challenge Coach Caldwell has faced as a coach and 6th grade Social Studies teacher managing his time between the two roles.

“It’s difficult to balance Social Studies with Athletics, even when you’re the one teaching the skills,” Coach Caldwell said.

Outside of school, Coach Caldwell enjoys spending time with his family and one-year-old daughter Raelynn.

“We practice walking, play outside, and watch Disney movies,” Coach Caldwell said.

Coach Caldwell also likes playing sports to keep fit without having to hit the weight room.

“Football and basketball are my passion both personally and professionally,” Coach Caldwell said.

Going for drives when the weather is nice is a way Coach Caldwell relaxes.

“I go anywhere the road takes me,” Coach Caldwell said. “It’s a good way to help clear my mind from any difficulties that life presents.”