Arkansas Baptist's Own, Coach Hadley Gets Inducted in the Wrestling Hall Of Fame!

05/23/2016

    On March the 5th, Head Wrestling Coach Roosevelt Hadley was inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Coach Hadley, a native of Chicago, Illinios has greatly impacted the wrestling community in Arkansas. Wrestling is still fairly new to the state of Arkansas; but since his arrival, Coach has played a key role in the rise of popularity and awareness of wrestling in Arkansas.  When asked what this award meant to him, Hadley responded, " It feels great to receive this awesome award!". Hadley is not just a great teacher of the wrestling, but also a great mentor and ambassodor for Arkansas Baptist College. "You can see and hear how passionate he about his wrestlers when you watch him barking out instructions like a bull dog to his wrestlers while on the mat. No pun intended considering Coach Hadley is pround "Devil Dog" Marine Corp Veteran", says Coach Talley.     

Coach Hadley says, He owes a great deal of his success to his youth coach David Chauncey, his high school coach Jim Duffy, Greg Hatcher and Pat Smith. It would be hard to put finger on where Coach Hadley would be considering he grew up in the tough streets of Chicago, had it not for his coaches and his love for wrestling. The Arkansas Baptist College is extremely proud of Coach Hadley. He exemplies culture of Arkansas Baptist College with his hard work and dedication to the success of young students. Coach Hadley says his biggest goal, "Is that every kid that wrestles at Arkansas College will able to wrestle for a national title! Go Buffaloes!