‘Coach of Culture’ inspires championship change in PA high school

“Some football teams have a “get back coach” whose job it is to literally tell the players to get back away from the sideline during games,” said Rap Curry, District Coordinator of Athletics at Penn Wood High School in Pennsylvania.

“Well Coach V’s job is to coach the culture.”

Valencia Peterson, “Coach V,” recently help lead the Penn Wood Patriots football team win the 2017 Delaware Valley League Championship, earning the program a District 1 Class 6A playoff berth.

“As a volunteer coach she is given full access to the coaches, players, and the athletic director to make sure we stay consistent to the culture we stand for,” said Curry, a former Saint Joseph’s standout and Big 5 Hall of Fame inductee.

“In the world of football, this is a unique concept. Creating change in developing young men starts with the culture,” said Curry, “and she is there to insist we all stay true to that.”

“She does it well!”

Read the entire article here.

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