EDUCATION + SCHOOLS

(Late) Darrel Gardner – Emery High School

Sep 15, 2010, 10:38 AM | Updated: Aug 4, 2022, 12:02 pm

Coach Darrel Gardner is a special history and social dance teacher. He was also an excellent coach of the Track&Field and Cross Country teams. I remember on our track and cross country trips he would drive the bus and pep talk us over the loud speaker the whole way. He took special notice of every student on his teams, making sure to teach them how to push their boundaries beyond what they though possible. I remember him running along side with us during practice in his cowboy boots and wranglers.

As a dance instructor he would teach all students how to be proper and respectful to the opposite sex. Every year he taught at Emery he choreographed the school’s Prom’s promenade dance, spending hours and hours making sure every student would have a wonderful and memorable dance at Prom. He would never allow a single girl in the class to go un-escorted, even volunteering himself to perform the promenade dance with her.

Coach was nominated by the entire student body to carry the Olympic flame in 2002. He ended up carrying it along the route near Richfield.

Unfortunately, this summer he was killed in a farming accident on his property in Cleveland, UT.

I nominate this wonderful man for the Teacher Feature. He left behind a wonderful small family and thousands of loving students and student athletes.

–Daniel Farr

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Education + Schools

An American Fork third-grade teacher is well-known for transforming his classroom into his own vers...

Eric Cabrera

American Fork third-grade teacher transforms classroom into Hogwarts

An American Fork third-grade teacher is well-known for transforming his classroom into his own version of Harry Potter's Hogwarts.

16 hours ago

byu mark pope shown...

Allessandra Harris Gurr

BYU students react to Mark Pope’s move to Kentucky

BYU men's basketball head coach Mark Pope will leave for Kentucky, but some students think the team will be ok.

21 hours ago

Unique theater design...

Michael Camit

New, unique theater thriving in historic University of Utah building

Meldrum Theatre is a new, unique theater at the University of Utah. The design creates an engaging audience experience.

1 day ago

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on student loan debt at Madison College on April 8 in Madison,...

Katie Lobosco, CNN

Biden to forgive $7.4 billion more in student loan debt for 277,000 borrowers

President Joe Biden announced another round of student loan forgiveness helping around 277,000 borrowers.

1 day ago

BYU coach Mark Pope...

Mitch Harper, KSL SPORTS

Kentucky Reportedly Targeting BYU’s Mark Pope As Next Head Coach

BYU basketball head coach Mark Pope is leaving his position to reportedly take the head coach job at Kentucky.

1 day ago

A rendering showing what the new Golden Spike State Monument will look like when it's completed. Go...

Carter Williams, KSL.com

Utah gets $1.5M donation as it unveils more plans for new golden spike monument

A 43-foot replica of the famous golden spike will be at the site of a brand-new state monument in Brigham City.

1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Live Nation Concerts

Artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Wellsville Mountains in the spring with a pond in the foreground...

Wasatch Property Management

Advantages of Renting Over Owning a Home

Renting allows you to enjoy luxury amenities and low maintenance without the long-term commitment and responsibilities of owning a home.

(Late) Darrel Gardner – Emery High School