Have You Seen This? 5-year-old coach hyping up high school team

Five-year-old Christopher Bess helps coach the Tarboro High School boys' basketball team in North Carolina. (Whistle, YouTube)

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KINDERGARTEN COURT — It might be hard for a high schooler to take instructions from a pre-schooler, but it helps when that five-year-old is as locked in and passionate as Christopher Bess.

The North Carolina native is going viral this year for clips showing Bess grabbing the clipboard during timeouts and hyping up the Tarboro High School boys' basketball team, which his father, Reginald, is the head coach of.

Ballislife.com named Bess their "Youth Coach Of The Year," and some fans went as far as to say the young savant could do a better job than some NBA coaches.

Bess has his own Instagram account with 282,000 followers and said when people ask him if he wants to be a coach when he grows up, he tells them, "I already am."

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Caleb Turner covers Real Salt Lake as the team's beat writer for KSL.com, in addition to his role where he oversees the sports team's social media accounts.


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