Matt Labrum, The Football Coach Who Tackled Cyberbullying
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When Coach  Matt Labrum got a whiff of the sluffing, the poor grades, and the cyberbullying, he knew he had to take action.  Through a bit of investigation, he learned that football players from his team were responsible for these actions and knew that he needed to teach a lesson about accountability.  After a series of discussions with members of faculty, assistant coaches, etc, he decided to suspend his entire football team for a season.  Word got out.  After a few local news stations interviewed him for his decision, he received a call from Anderson Cooper on CNN.  The story went worldwide, praising the coach for his actions.  Coach Labrum however remained very humble and shared that he didn't want this to be about him.  He wanted the students to know that poor decisions won't go without their consequences.  Coach Labrum sat with me for a bit and chatted about his personal philosophy and what we can do during these times of struggles brought on by unprecedented circumstances.  Enjoy!

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