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Hi I'm Ben Harman

I'm a high school teacher, a coach, a triathlete, a bodybuilder, a husband, a father and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a physical educator and I teach and coach on the high school level. I am the head coach for the high school boys soccer team and during track season I coach the 3200m, 1600m and 800m races. I am an athlete and enjoy doing triathlons. In my heart of hearts, however, I am a bodybuilder and I love to train in the gym more than anything. I am a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and enjoy training athletes to compete. I have a beautiful wife and five special children that bring a lot of happiness to me in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church to parents who both joined in their adult lives before meeting and marrying. As I grew up I up I had many and various experiences that solidified my testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. As a teen I attended two different high schools and in the first I was only one of three Mormons. The other two were my siblings. This created many opportunities to demonstrate who I was as a member of the church and to talk about it with others. I grew to love my Father in Heaven deeply and to cherish his gospel and my membership in his church. As an adult I have passed through various trials some of which have caused me to question some things; yet, I have always held tenaciously to my testimony and have never questioned its validity.

How I live my faith

I coach high school athletes and I try to be someone that they can respect and admire. I recently went to the gym with a young man who is now in college who I trained in the gym since his sophomore year of high school. He joined the church during that time and I was able to be a part of his baptism. He told me while in the gym, on this particular day, of how much I meant to him and how my example had given him the courage to overcome the challenges in his life. He also told me that I had no idea how many people know me and admire me and are influenced or affected by the way I live my life. That hit me pretty hard and caused me to think introspectively about myself. I think of this young man as if he were my own son and he regards me as a father. I have always been asked to serve young men in one capacity or another and I truly feel that it is God's will that I influence as many young men as I can to come to Him through His Son, Jesus Christ and to gain a knowledge for themselves that He is real and that He loves them.