How Briarcrest bowling coach Rick Orr is continuing to inspire

Briarcrest boys bowling coach Jason Ellis remembers when he was interviewing girls bowling coach Rick Orr during an interview session at the school.

Ellis looked out into the audience and noticed every single student at the high school was locked into what Orr had to say.

That’s Orr’s effect on anyone he’s come across.

Whether it be at the bowling alley as a coach or in the classroom as an educator, everybody listens to Orr.

Orr is authentic and raw when he speaks as a cancer survivor. And the strength he shows in class and at the bowling alley, even on his worst days, is the courage it takes to leave a lasting impact.

Orr was named the this year’s recipient of the Courage Award at the annual Memphis Area High School Sports Awards presented by Farm Bureau Health Plans held at Orpheum Theatre.

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