Humans of Plano West: Bob Molyet

Gabby Pippins

Business Law teacher and Track/Cross Country Coach Bob Molyet tells about who motivated him to become a teacher.

“This is an interesting question for me. When I was in the 8th grade, the teacher ‘Sister Lorainne,’ asked me to go help 2nd graders who were having a difficult time reading and to be the person who would teach the servers at Mass what they had to do at the mass. I really enjoyed both of these, and that was my first start at teaching.

Two years after graduating high school, I became a volunteer coach at my high school under a new head coach, Tom Narducci. His beginning words to me were “a great coach must be a great teacher.’

After volunteering for three years while working on the farm, he asked me if I wanted to become a head coach one day. If yes, then I need to go back to college and get my degree. Coach Narducci helped to give me a focused direction.

I believe this is my calling, it is when I am the happiest. I am not extremely wealthy or famous, but I love what I do and look forward to each day. That is not to say that I do not have bad days, but there is always a student or athlete who ends up making me laugh or smile that day.”