We’ll talk with two coaches at opposed ends of the spectrum on High School Football America’s weekly radio show Thursday night.
First, I’ll be joined by Bruce Larson, who earlier this week was named as the NFL’s Don Shula High School Coach of the Year. Larson has spent the last 16 years as the head coach at Somerset High School in Wisconsin, winning three state championships.
Larson’s highs of the week contrast with the lows experience by Phil Stambaugh, head coach at tiny Pius X in Roseto, Pennsylvania. Last Friday, Stambaugh was informed that the school, which is one of the smallest 11-man programs in America, was being closed by the local archdiocese at the end the 2014-15 school year.
Stambaugh, a Pius alum and former NFL quarterback, will discuss how emotional it is for him, his players and the local community.