The best teacher-coach I ever had. 30+ years later, and now myself a teacher, I still appreciate his capacity to elicit our best, as (young) gentlemen of brave mettle.
Reading was lucky to have a real man like Hal Croft commanding the ship for so many years. He's the best English teacher and coach the school has ever had and probably one of the best anywhere.
Tough but fair! Great teacher when I attended RMHS! Learned a lot about myself and life! Learned a lot about literature too!
Hal Croft was a great track coach (best in the US), but he is also a great teacher. He is touch, but he cares about teaching and helping his kids to learn. Never had much interest in English class, but Mr. Croft kept me interested and I earned a B in his class. Very inspiring teacher.
Probably one of the best teachers in the Histroy of RMHS..He not only taught about education, but sports and life itself. A true inspiration to many.
I never had him for class, but i have him as a coach for track. He always strives to make you a better athlete if you are willing. He is determined to win and i like that. He is a good guy with a great sense of humor.
Seinfeld?! When I had him his favorite topic was Hemingway and/or the Marines and/or Bogart. Tough yet sentimental, he taught me more about men than lit.
He was annoying and destroyed humanities. His jokes all had to do with seinfeld and other TV shows. He had a trackie following and that's why kids liked him.
He was a good teacher. He was hard. He we was a great teacher..I liked him better as a teacher then as a person
he retired but he is still coaching track and he is a good coach cuz he has to deal with us pole vaulters!! he is a good guy though