Taking a stand: Union High coach suspends entire football team in lesson about character
By Amy Donaldson, Deseret News
Published: Tuesday, Sept. 24 2013 4:30 p.m. MDT
Matt Labrum believes football helps create great men. And it is that belief and his passion for the game that led the Union High School head football coach and his staff to suspend all 41 players from the team because of off-field problems ranging from cyberbullying to skipping classes.
“We looked at it as a chance to say, ‘Hey, we need to focus on some other things that are more important than winning a football game. We got an emotional response from the boys. I think it really meant something to them, which was nice to see that it does mean something. There was none of them that fought us on it.”
Union High School head football coach Matt Labrum
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