Posted by: travisodee | October 18, 2012

SI Underdogs: Reagan Football

***UPDATE***
10.24.12- You may now begin voting for the Underdog of the Year.  Reagan is Episode 3….Vote Daily.  The video with the most votes receives a $25,000.00 grant for their athletic program and a trip for 10 to the Sportsman of the Year Celebration held in New York this December.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/specials/underdogs/vote.html

Sports Illustrated “Underdogs” recently highlighted Coach Carey and his Reagan High School Raiders (Austin, TX); and did a masterful job of it.

Several personal ties here, and I will keep them short.  The 10 minute film (here and below) captures the impact 1 man can have on a team, and the impact a disciplined team can have on it’s community.

Coach Carey comes from a strong family.  His older brother, Chad Carey, was our scrappiest player on the line and team leader at Austin College.  Now he’s a successful businessman in San Antonio.

Keith was a standout TE for Tulsa.  I was fortunate to be in attendance when he recorded his 1st TD against San Jose State.  Always positive memories from times spent with him.

Their dad coached many of our college teammates at Lake Highlands High School in Dallas, TX (Richardson Independent School District).

Coach Dennis Ceder was our strength coach during our high school summers in Austin.  He never shared with us his legendary status of the 70’s. Our parents did…he is still a CenTex football Legend.

Leadership is back now at Reagan High School.  These young men have someone who believes in them.  Naturally, the players have someone/ something to fight for and be proud of again.  Here’s to Reagan High School for hiring a man who is bringing back Reagan Football tradition.  Here’s to Coach Carey for stepping up to the challenge.

Click below for  “Si Underdogs: Reagan Football”
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/specials/underdogs/episode-3.html

“Not Without Honor.”

Underdogs?  SI’s title now has meaning beyond football.

Travis Stein
Principal Partner
The Odee Company; est. 1923
travis@odeecompany.com

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