Bruce Eugene transformed a doormat into an undefeated juggernaut in four seasons.

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Source: New York Times

Here’s a story about a Brooklyn, N.Y., high school team that was at the bottom of the barrel before Bruce Eugene’s hire four years ago. But this is a story about a coach that is never content.

“In just four seasons, Mr. Eugene had managed to transform the once feckless program into an undefeated juggernaut.

That moment of triumph felt sadly distant on a recent fall afternoon as Grand Street squandered an early lead at home against Boys and Girls High School. Mr. Eugene fumed as he watched the Wolves commit one blunder after another: The quarterback was overthrowing his receivers, the safeties were lagging in coverage and the offensive line was getting steamrolled. All of his instructions seemed to go unheeded.”

To read more, visit the New York Times story at: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/16/nyregion/everybody-hates-a-winner-a-brooklyn-high-school-football-coach-inspires-and-exasperates.html

 

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