Bryan ISD, community rally around injured high school coach following fiery crash

Coach Calvin Hill was pulled from the crash and has been recovering in a Houston hospital
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Published: Nov. 28, 2022 at 4:37 PM CST
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Students, family, staff and community members are gathering at Rudder High School Football Field Monday night for a prayer and support service for one of their own.

It’s been a little over a week since a deadly crash on Highway 6 involving a bus for Santa’s Wonderland left one person dead and multiple injured. The driver of the bus, Coach Calvin Hill, was pulled from the fiery crash and taken to Houston for care.

Coach Hill is the head coach for Rudder Track and Field, football coach and special education teacher.

“Tonight just reinforced what I know about the Bryan community, that we love each other, we care for each other. And when one of us is hurt or down or needs help, that we’re going to come out and support,” Rachel Layton, the Rudder High School Principal, said. “The support we’ve seen since the accident, with people coming together and praying and raising money and going and seeing the family, basically just reinforces what I know about this community.”

Rudder Head Football Coach, Eric Ezar, says he’s happy to see the group that came out to support Coach Hill. Ezar is asking people to continue praying and supporting the Hill family.

“I just think it’s beautiful to see the rudder family come out and support Coach Hill and everybody in the BISD from administration downward just everybody came together,” Ezar said. “We’re praying for Sabrina and her family and Coach Hill and you know, anything anybody could do would be great.”

Multiple fundraisers have been set up to help the victims of the Santa’s Wonderland bus crash. You can find them listed here. Ranger Ambassadors at Rudder High School also started a fundraiser called Coins for Coach. Students and staff are encouraged to bring change to benefit coach Hill. Those looking to help can bring change to the Rudder cafeteria before school and after lunches until December 15.

Coach Ezar visited with First News at Four about Coach Hill.

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