After NFL coaching health scares, Aram talks to High School Football coaches about health risks

“I’ve had to have the doctor come over and check me. Not this year, but in the past, I’ve had that happen on the sideline. I can remember two or three of them. Let’s just say I know what (Kubiak) was going through. It’s an occupational hazard. Stress and sometimes you’re not as hydrated as you should be. And you don’t eat right. It wears and tears on you.” Charter Oak football coach Lou Farrar
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STORY: When Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak collapsed while leaving the field at halftime of Sunday’s nationally televised game against the Indianapolis Colts, social media immediately blew up with discussions of just how demanding and potentially harmful the coaching profession can be.
The concerns about the toll long hours and unhealthy habits of coaches are also felt locally by high school football coaches who put their bodies through the rigors and stress of a now year-around season for very little pay.

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  • GP AKA Green Machine

    Coaching, is intense and filled with stress…You can get worked up on the sideline easily. Also during the season coaches are always on the go, always getting home late and quite frankly it’s easy to go grab a burger and fries then go watch more film. Coaches should always have some sort of stress reliever, exercise, and try not to get worked up from that jerk official making a bad call. Older coaches should also evaluate their health every season…

    • AZTEC PRIDE

      GP, you forgot to mention the Wife! Bitching about you never spend enough time with me! LOL….

      • Inland_FB_Fan

        Most coaches have understanding wives… A lot of stress and ANGER comes from parents talking crap about them behind the keys of a keyboard without and fall out. This is progressively getting to be a bigger problem.

        • New York

          How does it compare to putting “For Sale” signs all over their front yards?

          • Inland_FB_Fan

            I had a buddy who coaches in Texas that said this happened to their head coach and they parked a Uhaul truck in front of the house too! LOL

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