Bohren back on the sidelines

Bill Bohren, Champion Asst.

Bill Bohren has been a part of 288 victories in his 47-year coaching career. Number 289 will certainly have a different feel to it.

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At 79 years old, Bill Bohren has been around the game of football long enough to see his fair share of change, but there is one constant that stands the test of time.

“The kids will do anything you ask,” said Bohren.

Bohren has been a head football coach in the Valley for 47 years, most recently as LaBrae’s head coach. But this season he chose to work at Champion under one of his long time assistants, Terry Howell.

“What’s nice now is when you hear someone yelling out of the stands at the head coach, I just have to look at Terry (Howell). It’s going to be great,” continued Bohren.

And believe it or not it will be a learning experience for Bohren. Why? Because this is the first year Bohren has been an assistant coach.

“He’s a very positive guy,” said senior Jacob Rasey. “He’s heads up on everything. If you screw up, he’ll help you out. He’s not bringing you down.”

Another senior, Michael Cyrus agreed. “He actually takes the time. He’ll go over every single step with you so that you get it down.”

But don’t expect Bohren to be an assistant for very long, and that isn’t a hint at retirement.

“If the AARP doesn’t step in, I will hang in there for one more head job,” laughed Bohren.

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