Brandon Belt gifts boat to former high school coach

fulfills promise he made 9 years ago

Brandon Belt gifts boat to former high school coach

HUDSON, TX (KTRE) - San Fransisco Giant Brandon Belt has always made an effort to give back to those in his home community. On Friday he did it one more time.

With his season over, Belt made his way back home and found himself on his old campus, Hudson High School. It is not uncommon for Belt to make his way back to campus. What was uncommon about this visit was that his former coach Glenn Kimble had no idea. Belt also did not just come alone.

As school was getting ready to be let out, Kimble was led to the back parking lot behind the gym where he saw a crowd of students and community members gathered around a new bass boat. In the boat was Belt.

It was at that moment that Belt fulfilled a promise he made 9 years earlier where he promised Kimble when he made it to the big leagues he would buy him a boat.

In a video by Ross Motorsports Belt said, “I know you have been looking forward to this for a while. You have helped me for however so many years. It is the least I could do.”

Kimble has been the head baseball coach at Hudson for 19 years and was almost speechless when he got the surprise.

“Wow,” Kimble said. “A brand new boat. I love you Brandon."

Glen Kimble

Hudson Athletic Director and Hudson Baseball Coach of 19 years, Glen Kimble, was presented a brand new Bass Cat Cougar, courtesy of one of his former players, Brandon Belt. Brandon plays MLB for the San Francisco Giants, and he told Coach Kimble 9 years ago, if he makes it in the big leagues, he would buy his Coach a new boat. Coach Kimble told him "you just make it in the big leagues and we will worry about the boat later". Well, Brandon did his part, and surprised his Coach with a 2019 Bass Cat today in front of students, faculty, family, and the current Hudson Baseball Team! This just goes to show you that there is still good in this world! I have personally known Coach Kimble for 25 years and I can tell you he is a GREAT man, husband, father, and Coach! He deserves this as much as anyone and Brandon followed through on a promise made a long time ago. We at Ross Motorsports would like to thank Richie Crenshaw for organizing this event and would like to thank Brandon Belt for giving back to his community, and making sure his Coach could enjoy what he loves to do. FISHING! Ryan Williams General Manager

Posted by Ross Motorsports Boats & Motors on Friday, October 5, 2018

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