Something Special

Coach Kling follows through on shaving his head after football team victories


Lauren Spakowski

Coach Kling has been shaving his head each week after a varsity football victory.

Brandon Hennis, Reporter

Lauren Spakowski
Coach Kling and the varsity football team has put together an impressive seven-game winning streak.

Liberty has never seen a football season quite like this. For the first time not only did the varsity team go to districts, but they became district champs.

The hype has been building each week, and some have been going all out with showing their support for the team. Coach Kling, beloved science teacher and assistant varsity football coach, has been shaving his head, completely, for every football win. It all started when Kling told senior Gabe Gonzalez that he would shave his head if the team beat Holt, on Oct. 25. The team responded by doing just that. They knocked off Holt 42-32 at their homecoming game. Since then, the Eagles have won three more games. 

In total, Liberty football is on a seven-game winning streak and has not lost a game since losing to Washington on their Sept. 27 loss. 

“What’s interesting is this senior class, was actually 1-7 their freshman year, so it’s really cool to see their improvement throughout their careers and mine,” Kling said. 

Kling, 31, has taught and coached for four years at Liberty High School, and coached high school sports for seven years. He also spoke about the close relationships he has been able to form over the years, with his senior players especially. And how special it’s been to see a class improve over the years to end up becoming district champions, something Kling never experienced himself as a player in high school.

He hopes to defeat Ladue in the upcoming quarterfinals game Saturday, Nov. 23, at Ladue at 1 p.m.