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About the Coach

Coach Graham heads the All Pro Youth Football Clinic and is supported by several additional passionate coaches.  Coach Graham has been involved in football since he played in a youth league >30yrs ago!  He was a standout high school player of a class 5A division in the outer Chicagoland area of Illinois. He later played Division I football at Illinois State University under coach Jim Heacock (now a nationally recognized coach and defensive coordinator for THE Ohio State Buckeyes). Over his playing career, coach Graham has played offensive line, fullback, tightend, linebacker and all along the defensive line. He has two grown sons that he coached through youth football in Illinois and Michigan.  Over the years he has coached successful youth football programs in the highest divisions of Illinois and Michigan.  Coach Graham now brings the All Pro Youth Football Clinic to the youth football community in Colorado. 
 
Coach Graham has a coaching style that embraces the fun and exciting nature of Football.  He believes strongly in teaching young players to be fearless, meaning - never be afraid to fail!  He encourages and celebrates athletes that "Go for it", even if they should fall short of success.  He believes that no young athlete should ever be afraid of reaching for gold for fear of failing or disappointing.  At the clinic you'll likely hear him say things like: "Be BOLD, be DARING and be PREPARED in everything you do.  He coaches, and tries to live his life, by one simple philosophy:
 
 "Live your life like an EXCLAMATION . . . not an explanation!"