Staff Spotlight: Cole Gardner


Emily Pilkington

Position at CHS: Head Senior Boys Basketball Coach


How long have you been at CHS? This is the start of year 10.


Favorite Food: Hard to choose because I’m not picky: Meat (beef, chicken, pork), wild game, fish, Chili, anything fresh from the garden.


Favorite Movie: That’s a long list but these are in my top 10- A few good men, Lonesome Dove, For love of the game, Gladiator, We were soldiers


Favorite Music: Country, Classic rock, Pop


What is working at Clinton High School like?


Clinton High School is a place that strives for greatness in everything we do. It’s a place where success is celebrated and acknowledged in all activities. It’s a place where we give all we can, and then some more. As I round out a decade at this school district I have seen several students and staff come and go, but the goal to love, educate, and inspire has never changed. This place is like home.


Describe CHS in 3 words. Successful, Passionate, Evolving


What #hashtags describe your personality best? #noworries, #nobaddays, #greatness


What is something people don’t know about you?


Other than Basketball, my greatest passions in the world are my family and the outdoors. I love to spend time with my wife, Haley, and daughter, Hannah Beth. We love to travel near and far. Some of our favorite places and activities include going to the beach, the lake and the pool. I have a large extended family and some of my greatest memories are family gatherings at holidays.


Hunting and fishing are two of my favorite hobbies. My favorite seasons include bow hunting for deer in the fall, chasing turkeys in the spring, and fishing for crappie and smallmouth in the fall and spring.