Find out what the animated teacher and coach and 1996 CBHS graduate was like when he was 17. Christian Brothers teacher and head men’s and women’s soccer coach Mr. Jacob Hunley (’96) gave the Talon testament of his high school era, a time when grunge music was countered by hip hop and rap and when long hair and baggy […]
Find out what the animated teacher and coach and 1996 CBHS graduate was like when he was 17.
Christian Brothers teacher and head men’s and women’s soccer coach Mr. Jacob Hunley (’96) gave the Talon testament of his high school era, a time when grunge music was countered by hip hop and rap and when long hair and baggy pants were accepted fads. What was this friendly and gregarious CB teacher like back in the mid-90s?
Mr. Hunley graduated from Christian Brothers High School in 1996. As a member of the soccer and baseball teams, he took sports very seriously, so it is no surprise that the future soccer coach and Physical Education teacher’s favorite class was P.E.
“I was outgoing [and] into sports,” he said. “I was very social [but] I stayed out of trouble for the most part.”
The CB alumnus held a few jobs throughout high school, most notably at Dairy Queen and Jiffy Lube. After work, the energetic Hunley enjoyed hanging out with his friends at football games and dances.
In his last year at Christian Brothers, Mr. Hunley met varsity women’s soccer player Emily Castillo-Kintscher (’97). The soccer stars became fast friends and started dating that year.
After graduating from Christian Brothers Mr. Hunley attended Humboldt State where he studied Kinesiology. The coach is putting his degree to great use teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology at CB.
High school sweethearts Hunley and Castillo were married soon after college and are living a happy life with twin one year old boys, Dylan and Gabriel.
“Free time is not really in my vocabulary,” the proud papa says. “Weekends are equally as busy as week days, with family time, household chores, and being a daddy.”
When asked by the Talon if he had any advice for current high school students the enthusiastic coach said, “Christian Brothers does a very good job of developing people into not just students. CB is a cool place. There are a lot of opportunities here [and] I recommend trying them all.”
“Your time here at CB is very short and you will never have a chance to re-do it.”