Best Sports Trend (2007)

Hip-Hop Coaches

You've likely heard about Snoop Dogg, who, when his son came of athletic age, took to coaching small-fry football. Miami's Luther Campbell has been at it for more than two decades, coaching Pop Warner football and thus creating a paradox: The man who has long sponsored, coached, and generally supported young athletes makes music that is for adults only. Along with taking his Liberty City Warriors to a Pop Warner Super Bowl a couple of years ago, Uncle Luke also implemented "the academic progress reporting system," which, he says, has greatly increased scholarly achievement among players. On the field, there's whole new meaning to the phrase "Throw the D."


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