JD Covington was our Richland High School geometry teacher in 1969. As students in JD's class, we knew he cared. Years later working and teaching at RHS with JD was a privilege.
Working in RHS helping kids, in the trenches with JD Covington made many RHS staff proud. He set the example on how to help kids -- all kinds of kids -- to excel and enjoy working hard.
JD never demeaned, humiliated, tried to break down or punish a student or player. JD inspired, cajoled, motivated, explained, listened, demonstrated while teaching and coaching kids setting the gold standard for many a teacher and coach.
JD Covington was one of the best of the best.
STEVE PIIPPO, RHS Alumni/RHS staff retired