Is Coach Jake the best high school soccer coach of the last 20 years?

09.14.2017 - By Dummy: Interviews with smart people about soccer

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When Martin Jacobson became the coach of soccer team at Martin Luther King Jr. High in Manhattan just over 20 years ago, the program was a disaster. So how has he won 15 city-wide championships in that time? Actually, that's the least interesting question you can put to the recovered heroin addict, Hepatitis C survivor, and man who has taken in transformed the lives of hundreds of kids from the U.S., Africa, the Caribbean, and South America. It’s really a remarkable story—and it’s subject of a new documentary film that will be premiering at a festival in New York. More information.
The audio from the beginning of the episode is with Keith Rados, owner of Cinco Soccer in Tampa.
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