RADIO SHOW: September 20, 2012

high school football america radio show coaches interviewsJeff Fisher and Trish Hoffman in 2012 before High School Football America/SoCal radio show on AM 570 Fox Sports LA

We go a little sideways on this edition of the High School Football America Radio Show with a wide array of guests that cover Hollywood to the hometown of Nike to professional wrestling.

The show kicks-off with host Jeff Fisher talking with Aloha High School (Oregon) head football coach Chris Casey talking about the incredible performance by his running back Thomas Tyner last Friday.  Tyner, who has given his verbal commitment to the University of Oregon, rushed for 643 yards and 10 TDs.  Tyner’s total landed him third in the all-time national record book for rushing yards in a single-game.

Then Trish Hoffman interviews Jonathan Bray as part of her Inspired segment that highlights professionals who have used high school sports as a springboard for a successful career outside of high school sports.  Bray, who played football at Natick High School in Massachusetts, was awarded an “LA Scenie” for his portrayal of the character “Jack” in Sideways the Play.

The show closes with Chris Nowinski, co-founder of the Sports Legacy Insitute.  Nowinski, who played college football at Harvard and went on to a success career as a professional wrestler in the WWE, is shining a light on the problem with sports concussions through his book Head Games that has been made into a movie that is directed by Steve James of Hoop Dreams.

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About the Author

Jeff Fisher

Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America.

Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet.

Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.