Retired Texas school coach sets up pole vault outside his home

KELLER, Texas – Hal Theodore has completely transformed his home to help teach kids the sport he loves.

In a corner lot, in a quiet neighborhood in Keller, Texas, high school students are flying through the air – and flying past their own expectations.

Hal Theodore, a retired middle school coach, has created a personal, self-made, tribute to the sport he loves: pole vaulting.

It includes a runway, crossbar and pit laid out across the lot next door to his home that cost enough to require a loan from the local bank about 20 years ago, but a passion for the sport that makes it feel like it was worth every penny.

High school vaulters from around North Texas love trying it out.

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