By: Tedi Rountree
August 31, 2015

Colt Brockington

Number 35, September 1, 2015

Colt Brockington ’17 is into teaching. The Compton Scholar (Wayne County High School, 2013) ranked 3rd in his graduating class of 308 students and had taken ACCEL classes through Altamaha Technical College his senior year. During high school, he won awards in mathematics and lettered in varsity baseball as a left fielder.

He came to Coastal Georgia with plans to become a pharmacist, but after three years of working at a pharmacy, he decided he didn’t enjoy it and couldn’t imagine doing it for another 40 to 50 years of his life.

“I tutor math and really love it. People kept telling me I’d make a good teacher and it gave me the confidence to switch majors from pre-pharm to education during my sophomore year,” the Dean’s List student and Foundation’s Rose Endowed Scholarship recipient explained. “I love my education classes! I can tell how passionate the professors are. Instead of teaching the ‘ideal’ teacher, they model it – real role models for the profession!”

He has already combined his enthusiasm for teaching and for sports as a CCGA Student Recreation Specialist – Fitness and Wellness. An AFAA Certified Personal Trainer who holds a first degree black belt in Shotokan karate, Brockington is the primary personal trainer on campus and the instructor for the new CCGA FitCamp, a six-week course using the new outdoor campus fitness trail and resistance equipment. He also assists with scheduling campus club sports and intramurals for student recreation, working with Gabe Gabriel, also a Student Recreation Specialist, and Andrew Smith, Director of Student Activities.

His major is secondary education in biological sciences, but he also wants to teach math. “My idea of the perfect job is teaching math and science to juniors and seniors in high school and coaching baseball,” he admitted. “But I also plan to go for my doctorate so I can teach at the college level.”

Although not currently playing baseball, he keeps his arm in the game by playing slow-pitch softball on weekends with a travel team from Jesup.

“And I’ve signed up for ACE [Association of Coastal Educators, an award-winning organization focused on community outreach and education advocacy]. Between my cohort, coursework, ACE, fitness instruction, and tutoring, I’m going to be plenty busy,” he grinned. “I like it that way.”