Sunday, April 25, 2010

Moment with coach

"American Fork fooball coach Davis Knight is retiring after 30-plus years as a coach and teacher. He poses for a portrait at American Fork High School, Tuesday, April 13, 2010."

There is nothing that makes me feel more nostalgic for high school than hanging out with a level headed coach.

On day one, I met with coach Knight to briefly to shoot a portrait of him. A graduate of the very school where he has served so long as a football coach, coach Knight returned to AFHS as a teacher in 1965.

He shared some memories with me, we talked sports and high school. He was a man full of wisdom and it was refreshing to hear him talk of his long history at American Fork.

The following night, I was sent again to hang out with coach as he met with former players, parents and fan. I basically stood in a pair of positions as a long line, that extended out the door, as everyone greeted him.

It was nice to see how happy he was meeting with everyone of his legendary past.

I wish coach Knight a happy retirement.


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