Chardon High School shooting hero Frank Hall on cover of Sports Illustrated
Deb Lee, newsnet5.com
8:13 PM, Jun 19, 2013
ASHTABULA, Ohio - LeBron, Shaq, and now Frank.
Former Chardon High School coach Frank Hall has made the cover of Sports Illustrated.
"I've always dreamed of being on the Sports Illustrated cover, but I was holding the Vince Lombardi Trophy in a Browns uniform," he said.
Hall, who is now head football coach at Lakeside High School in Ashtabula, chased the Chardon High School shooter out of the school building in 2012 and then returned to comfort students who had been wounded.
"I'm very thankful I was able to be there for them, pray with them and try to comfort them the most I can," he said.
He agreed to do the interview with Sports Illustrated to keep a light shining on this serious problem.
"America's becoming numb to school shootings," he said. "It's become a part of everyday life now, it seems like and we wanted to make sure that that doesn't happen. The ultimate tragedy is that we lost three young men that day."
Hall said the Chardon shooting made him tougher, but despite his Sports Illustrated fame, he said he's not a hero.
"Definitely not a hero. Just somebody who goes to work everyday and trying to do the best we can," he said.