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A Football Coach's Philosophy: Work hard. Have fun. Take care of each other.

I count playing football in high school among the most formative experiences of my life. Football helped me understand what it means to be a part of a team and had a profound impact on my sense of social justice, particularly in terms of race. Additionally, I made lifelong friends like Chris Dawson. Chris just took a job coaching at our alma mater, Broughton High School, and wrote the reflections below as a part of his re-introduction to the community.

We know more about football's impact on the developing brain today than we did when I was playing in the ...

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