Philip Rivers Gives Incredibly Wholesome Interview After Winning First Game As A High School Coach

Philip Rivers first coaching win reaction


  • Philip Rivers secured his first win as a high school football coach in a decisive fashion
  • The retired quarterback had an incredibly wholesome reaction after leading his team to a 49-0 victory
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There are plenty of high school football programs in the United States where the only real qualification you need to have to secure a job as the head coach is “also having a job as a physical education teacher,” and in most cases, those barely nonexistent standards are reflected in the product that ends up taking the field.

However, that is decidedly not the case at St. Michael Catholic School in Fairhope, Alabama, which was in need of a bit of a shakeup after its previous coach led the team to a 5-24 over the course of the past three seasons. However, it would appear the Cardinals are on the right track after kicking off their 2021 campaign by exorcising the McIntosh Demons with the help of the new coach at the helm: Philip Rivers.

Rivers initially agreed to take over as the school’s head coach following his retirement from the NFL in 2020 and made good on his promise after officially making the decision to hang up his cleats and move back to his native Alabama after the end of the previous season.

On Thursday, the future Hall of Famer made his grand debut in a game where St. Michael racked up a 21-0 lead before the first quarter even came to a close, and the Cardinals never looked back while cruising to a 49-0 victory.

After the game, Rivers reflected on his first win as a coach in an incredibly wholesome interview where he revealed his time playing high school football in Alabama spawned “some of my favorite memories” and said he’s trying to make sure his players fully appreciate the opportunity as well.

You’ve got to love it.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.