Canzano: College football coaches are maniacs, aren't they?
Washington coach Kalen DeBoer provides some perspective.
Kalen DeBoer and his wife have two daughters. Avery is a sixth grader. She rides horses. Alexis is in high school and plays softball.
I spoke with the University of Washington football coach this week in a wide-ranging interview. We talked about the Huskies’ pivotal victories last season over Oregon and Oregon State and the return of Michael Penix Jr., his star quarterback.
DeBoer spoke about the importance of retaining staff members and how to build a “championship vibe” but it’s his children I left our conversation thinking about.
“I’m taken away from them quite a bit,” DeBoer told me.
I’ve been around a lot of football coaches. They’re maniacs — every of them. Mario Cristobal, now the Miami coach, had a running competition when he was at Oregon to see who on his staff could arrive at the office the earliest.