CHA: Practicing Thanksgiving weekend OK with John Merrell...
By Robert Przybylo
Hope you enjoyed the pieces Monday on some of the coaching legends in Oklahoma high school football. I admit it was a hectic week, but I thoroughly enjoyed the long conversations and trips down memory lane with Duncan’s Jim Holloway and Christian Heritage’s John Merrell.
Needless to say, you can’s sum up 30 years in that short of a space so here are some of things that, yes, got lost on the cutting room floor:
* What has high school football meant to you?
“It’s caused so much excitement in my life. It all starts with support. The support I’ve had from my wife. She’s never made me feel guilty for doing what I love. And the support I’ve had from the administration here that has realized just how much athletics mean to the kids and the community.”
* How many more years do you think you’ll still be coaching?
“I have no idea. I’m just listening to the Lord and doing what He wants. I’m taking it one year at a time, and that’s always been my philosophy.”
On former players:
“It’s always great to see them and what they’ve become. Just last week, we had a couple of guys who were on the team 10-12 years ago or so just talking about their time here. I’m happy that those guys can look back and talk about how much their time at CHA has meant to them.”
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