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Meet Coach James Clancy | Coach of the Week

Week 8

Coach of the Week: James Clancy
School: Klein Cain School
Years Coaching: 18

Why I coach: "I coach to make a difference in the lives of young people I get to be around on a daily basis. I was greatly impacted by coaches throughout my life and still am to this day. I value the relationships with all people involved in our profession, especially my players. I truly believe that it is a calling. We always tell our players that our program is not just a four-year relationship, it is a 40-year relationship."

Most rewarding/fulfilling part of the job: "The most fulfilling part of my job is seeing our players grow into young men over four years and go out and make a positive impact on our society, and come back and visit!"

Most misunderstood thing about the coaching profession: "The most misunderstood thing about the coaching profession is how much goes into making a game day happen, let alone how hard it is to win at a high level of football. Also, the impact the commitment to being good takes on a coach's family, many people make sacrifices for the game to happen."

Important school initiatives: "We are a Wounded Warrior Project Ambassador school, and Gridiron Heroes supporter. These initiatives allow members of our program to see how football can give back to those who have sacrificed so much."