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Vanderink becomes student coach

By admin Published: April 16, 2010

A nagging back injury has forced former Crestwood star Alan Vanderink to make the difficult decision of giving up his football playing days and starting his coaching career.  Vanderink will be a student coach for the Golden Flashes in the upcoming 2010 season. 

Vanderink will always have a spot in coach Doug Martin's heart.   

On the bright side, Vanderink will now get the chance to jump start his coaching career.

The Record Courier has the full story.

“He will work with coach McManus, and he’ll work with our special team’s units.  He’ll learn to work all of the computer systems and how to break down film.  It will be a mentally challenging year for him because you think you know a lot when you are a player, but then you start coaching and all of a sudden you realize you don’t know very much.  It’ll be a shock to him on that end, but he’s going to be a phenomenal coach.”

Best of luck to Alan in 2010 and beyond.

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