Antonio Pierce knows what it is like to be coached. Now, the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl champion linebacker will draw from his extensive lessons and impart them on the high school football team at Long Beach Poly.
The former New York Giant takes over a Jackrabbits program that is undergoing an overhaul.
FOX Sports was recently able to catch up with first-year coach to ask him about what it is like to embark on this new chapter and some of the challenges he faces.
One such obstacle is championing the cause of a more modern field.
You might ask why after another Pac-5 CIF championship in 2013, a legacy of hundreds of scholarship athletes, 19 CIF championships in program history and over 60 current or former pro football players under their belt.
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