Reese Hoffa‘s throwing career isn’t finished, but he’s already gone into coaching.
Hoffa, the Rubik’s Cube-solving Olympic bronze medalist, joined the Watkinsville (Ga.) Oconee County football team’s coaching staff this season, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.
The three-time Olympian helps coach defensive line, mainly nose guard, according to the report. He one day hopes to coach track and field, like his wife, Renata, does at the school, according to the report.
In April, Oconee County’s head coach asked Hoffa to be on the staff. Hoffa accepted, completed certification courses, finished his shot put season (fourth at the World Championships) and joined the team in August.
“He would walk into the weight room and go over to a kid and say something and they knew he knew what he was talking about,” Oconee County coach Mitch Olson said, according to the newspaper. “It was instant credibility.”
Hoffa tweeted that his Olympic bronze medal was stolen Sept. 30.
Hoffa threw and caught (catcher for the baseball team), played football and wrestled when at Evans (Ga.) Lakeside High in suburban Augusta. He played left guard for the football team, graduated in 1997, had his jersey retired in 2004 and marshaled its homecoming parade in 2007.
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Bob Costas reported from Rio de Janeiro for NBC News on Wednesday, 100 days out from the Opening Ceremony.
In the clip below, Michael Phelps, Simone Biles and even Brazil soccer legend Pelé comment on preparing for the first Games in South America.
Costas finished the clip with a stand-up from Copacabana Beach, where beach volleyball will take place in August.
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NBC Olympics will partner with Snapchat for daily “Live Stories” and an NBC Rio Olympic Discover channel (co-produced with Buzzfeed) during the U.S. Olympic Trials and the Rio Games.
The Live Stories allows Snapchatters attending select U.S. Olympic Trials events and the Rio Games to contribute photo and video Snaps to the Snapchat-curated story.
The Live Stories will include behind-the-scenes and fan moments, and Snapchat will feature NBC’s Rio Olympic brand marks, logos and more.
The Discover channel will be live from Aug. 4 (one day before the Opening Ceremony) through Aug. 22 (one day after the Closing Ceremony).
From NBC Sports Group:
Buzzfeed will leverage NBC’s access to athletes, as well as clips and shots from inside and outside Rio Olympic venues, to bring Snapchatters a fresh, mobile-first look at the Games.
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