I can’t begin to tell you how proud am to be from Fall River, Massachusetts. Whatever I did on or off the field I made sure I represented Fall River to the best of my ability. This is Bob Bogan. He was my high school football coach and one of the few people that believed in me. He pushed me very hard.
I’ll forever be in debt to him for going out of his way to hold me accountable.
One day he told me that I had to give more than everyone else to be great person and football player. At the time I didn’t know what it meant. However, whenever he saw me giving less than my best he hammered me. He didn’t want me to be average. He would scream “push yourself! World harder!” It sunk in.
I’ll forever be in debt to him for going out of his way to hold me accountable. I saw so many amazing high school athletes who ended up fizzling out. They succumb to the social pressure of drugs and alcohol. I idolized many of these fallen athletes. However, it was a powerful reminder to stay on course and keep my focused on my goals. I thank the city and the people for supporting a kid from Fall River. Thank you Bob Bogan for caring enough to be hard on me and many more. I’m extremely grateful. Thank you Randy West of @monarchproductions for putting so much effort into this project. @rbogan21