Sounds of Success at MSD
Hoyt played football at the Illinois School for the Deaf and for Gallaudet University for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Washington, D.C. He also coached at Gallaudet for two years before coming to Missouri.
Senior Angelo Harrington of St. Louis wants to follow in his coach's footsteps by playing for the Gallaudet Bisons. Harrington said being deaf actually helps him on the gridiron.
"The ref uses some sign communication and it makes it easier on us because they have the football signs so we're able to understand them," Harrington explained.
The MSD Eagles won their first home game this season against their arch-rivals, the Kansas School for the Deaf.
"I plan to keep coaching football until, whenever," added Hoyt. "I'm never going to stop coaching football."
The Missouri School for the Deaf has three games left this season.