Health Teacher and Coach
- Scenic Middle School
Once again the Crater Foundation and the Alumni Newsletter is honoring a former teacher from School District #6 that has made a difference in many young people’s lives. The latest honoree is Don Molloy a 1967 graduate of Crater High School. During his Crater High days, Don was an all conference football player and a district champion shot putter. After graduation, Don attended Linfield College for a year before transferring to Southern Oregon College now known as Southern Oregon University. While at SOC he was a member of the football team as well as the track team. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in education, Don took his first teaching job at Prospect and then three years later became a health teacher and coach at Scenic Junior High school. He remained in that position until his retirement in 2003. During those years Don coached football, basketball and track and was the head girls basketball coach at Crater from 1984 – 1993.
Presently Don lives in Redding, California with his wife Laura. They have a combined family of eight children and eleven grandchildren. They are involved in their church and community activities in Redding and Don stays very actively involved with the lives of his three children and eight grandchildren who all live in the Central Point area. For the past five years Don has been working part-time as a children’s behavior therapist for Remi Vista, Inc.of Mt Shasta, California. This job requires one on one work with children with behavioral needs. As Don states “this can be a very challenging job but with great personal rewards.
When asked about his years working in School District #6, Don stated “being a ’67 graduate of Crater High School and teaching in the District for 30 years, I realize how very special our district is. As a teacher I watched Scenic transform from a popular Junior High to a model Middle School. I had the privilege to work with a great staff with excellent administrators. It has also been enjoyable to watch young lives transform into today’s community leaders. Thanks to Facebook I can feel a part of many of their lives which is very rewarding. In addition the development of the Crater Foundation has been a very valuable part of our school community. I appreciate the support it gives to our students and to the community as a whole”. Don tells us he wants to send a “shout out to my former classmates, students and staff members of our school community. The School District will always hold a special place in my heart. GO COMETS!”
Don was a valued professional and the District is very proud to have had him as a teacher in School District #6.