Centennial football head coach Mike McDonell has decided to end his career as a football coach. Not only has he had a successful career for Centennial, but he has coached in places such as the top of the line, the NFL, for the Atlanta Falcons.
I was able to interview Kyle Jackson, a Centennial coach and alumni of the Chargers himself. Kyle happens to have played under Coach Mac and years later he is back in Champaign coaching along side him.
I can’t say how I really feel because I don’t know how to feel. I’m happy for him; he’s had a great career.
How has it been playing for him and then subsequently coaching along side of him?
Playing for him was fun and tough. I had a great time, we won a lot of games. Coaching with him was great. I’ve grown to love and care for him. We share a great bond.
What words do you have for him?
I love you!! You’re a great coach and I had an amazing time playing and coaching alone side of you. Best of luck to you as you enter into retirement.