Accomplishing a lifetime goal


Story by Braden Benson

For Senior Rob Hollis, continuing his football career has always been a goal. 

“It’s always been my dream to play college football. I used to carry around a football before I could even talk,” Hollis said. “Football is everything to me.”

After visiting Coffeyville Community College, Hollis felt that he had found the college to set him up for success.  

“I picked Coffeyville mainly because [of] the coaching staff,” Hollis said. “I met all of them, [and] they cared about me as a person as well as as a player.”

According to Hollis, specific steps were taken to ensure colleges saw him.

“I was putting in extra work outside of school and practice,” Hollis said. “I [also] blasted my film out to coaches in their DMs on twitter, that helped a lot.”

According to Hollis, becoming versatile in his skills and abilities has given him more self-assurance in his ability to play the game. 

“Coming from Webb City I was playing only tight end. At Pittsburg I was doing things I didn’t even know I could do,” Hollis said. “I feel like I have a lot more confidence being able to keep up with guys that are bigger and faster, knowing that I can do different things.” 

According to Hollis, he has no intention of Coffeyville being the end of his career, but rather part of the journey. 

“Extending my recruiting process, that’s a big bonus of going JUCO. I’m just excited to see what offers I can pick up and where I can go post JUCO,” Hollis said. “Working hard is what sets you apart from everyone else.”