UTSA Coach Using Protest to Teach

Amid all of the “National Anthem Protests” taking place these days across the National Football League, the Head Football Coach at UTSA sees some teachable moments when it comes to relationships between the community and police officers.

“We wanted to give out young men all of the tools necessary… all of the resources necessary to put themselves in position to defy the stereotype of stature when they are approached by a  police officer” Roadrunners Coach Frank Wilson said.

It’s all part of a continuing conversation Wilson is having with his players about real life situations–and how to act when facing them.

“You’re standing at 6’5″… 275 pounds. That sometimes could be intimidating… it’s just your mere presence” Wilson said, describing his conversations with players.

“I went in to dialogue to talk about their disposition and their mannerism–and how we handle ourselves around policemen” Wilson said, adding it’s real life stuff that needs to be talked about.


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