Born to teach and coach, Hal Grau began his career in Frederick County in 1972, coaching football and indoor and outdoor track throughout his career. He began to build his successful career as an assistant football and track coach at Arundel High School in Anne Arundel County, and then at Governor Thomas Johnson High School. As head coach at Catoctin High School, he established successful records on league, county, and state levels. He moved to Walkersville High School and continued as head coach until 2004. Grau was named Football Coach of the Year in 1982, 1983, and 1996. With Grau’s exceptional knowledge of athletics, he was a very astute indoor and outdoor track coach, and guided his teams to numerous county, league, and state titles. The third most successful football coach in the county, Grau never tires of working with youth and will continue to do so, today and in every tomorrow. He is a passionate, dedicated, and respected leader.