I do not really have the words to do justice for all that Mr. Covington provided for so many people, but here is what I will say.
I remember less than a handful of teachers that had an impact on me. Mr. Covington is at the top of that small list. He was my coach in 7th and 8th grade in football, basketball, and track. He was a fantastic science teacher and really opened my eyes and love for science (why ice cools a glass of soda)(making wonder bread into a ball that bounces)(saltine crackers being irresistible to swallow). these are just some of the many lessons learned in his class.
While incredibly sad that he has passed, it has brought back so many fond and positive memories.
From those above to having to do suicides at basketball practice for missing a layup (the easiest shot) to jumping the "can" for breaking a rule in class......He provided focus...Not only in those settings, but in life.
My thoughts go out to his family, and I deeply thank Mr. Covington for helping me become the person I am today......God Bless!