November 24, 2020

Episode 3: Boot Camp

Ray Hartsfield knew he wanted to be a coach. He learned from respected mentors at Chicago’s Harlan High School and then set off on his own, first as a football player at Prairie View A&M and later as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Hartsfield’s background helped to form his style; he also grew as a coach along the way. The bear and the elephant mentioned in Episode 2? Those came out less often. Hartsfield was relatively new to coaching when hired in summer 1996 at East Chapel Hill, but even then, he had a calm on the sideline.

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