“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
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.