Junior Coach Spotlight – Adam Koval

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Junior Coach Spotlight


Adam Koval
9th Grade
14 years old
Forest Hills Central High School
1st year as a junior coach

In Their Own Words: 

Adam’s Favorite Nine Core Value: Responsibility – it’s up to me; I am the one myself and others depend on to make it happen.

What is your favorite part of being a junior coach? I love interacting with the kids,  and making sure they are learning.  At the same time, I want to help them have the time of their life!  I love seeing the smiles.


Adam, pictured center, at The First Tee’s Eagle class this fall. 

Adam’s fast facts, from Coach Tyler:

  • Adam has been in The First Tee since he was seven years old, starting way back in 2012.
  • Adam has advanced through each level at The First Tee within a month of his eligibility (9 at Par, 11 at Birdie, 13 at Eagle).
  • Adam’s handshake is one of our best – and strongest.  Shake his hand next time you see him.
  • Adam aspires to be a Navy SEAL someday.
  • Adam is a big Purdue Univesity fan…BOILER UP!
  • If you’ve come to any of our nine Annual Golf Outings, you’ve likely met Adam on a tee box!
  • Adam and his father John have played in the Golf Marathon fundraiser each of the past 3 years at Stormy Creek GC.
  • Trips through The First Tee: 
    • Adam was selected through The First Tee for the Nancy Tennant Leadership Academy in 2019.  He visited the University of Notre Dame and several other places throughout the trip.
    • Adam also participated in The First Tee of Chicago’s Great Lakes Invitational last year, where he and his First Tee teammates took 2nd place at Cog Hill.
  • Outside of The First Tee:
    • Adam is also a longtime member of Boy Scouts
    • Adam is also a longtime violinist

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Adam, age 8, when he started at The First Tee

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