Multiple Teams · Football team adopts team catch phrase for this fall


Message to Rocket Nation from Coach Winland

We as a football team have chosen a phrase that we feel exemplifies how we feel about each other and as a team. It is a Native American phrase called: “Hoka Hey”

Hoka Hey was Crazy Horse’s battle cry at Little Big Horn when his Sioux Lakota Indian tribe defeated General Custer. To the Native Americans, it meant this is a great day to die. They were ready to die for their family to preserve their way of life.

froAt CVHS we do not translate that meaning literally. We as a football team, do however, want to set aside our selfish desires, and play for the betterment and benefit of the whole team, school and our community. We want to play unselfishly. So as the season progresses you may hear football players repeating “Hoka Hey” to each other as a reminder to think of the team first and to play for each other first and act honorably to everyone.

You will hear coaches saying this phrase to the team and each other. You will see football players and coaches wearing shirts with this phrase on it as a reminder of who we are, where we’re from and how we feel about CVHS and the community. There is no greater energy in the world than the synergy of a group of committed individuals willing to lay aside their personal goals for the benefit and goals of the group.

Thank you and Hoka Hey!!

Coach Winland