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Todd Haley’s been out of the NFL since being fired as the Browns offensive coordinator in 2018, but he has landed another coaching job for the 2020 season.

Haley has agreed to become the offensive coordinator at Riverview High School in Sarasota, Florida. Haley has a home in the area and watched film with the school’s head coach Josh Smithers after being introduced by a mutual friend. That led to Smithers reaching out to Haley when the school’s previous offensive coordinator left for another job.
At first I laughed and found this to be pretty sad for him as a coach. Then, after reading the article, I started to think that this is actually pretty cool of him. Now it just popped into my head that Payton coached his kid's pee wee team when he was on his mandatory hiatus in 2012, but we all know that is different than this.

What do y'all think? Is this an embarrassing fall from grace or is it something he should be proud of since he's teaching the game to high school kids with his NFL experience?
 

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Being a HS coach would be great. you get to play a prominent role into shaping young lives. He should have plenty of money, so I would think it's a win for everyone.
 

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Isn't this what we are all supposed to do? Have success and failures in life and then bring that back to develop the next generation. There's something to be said about having a purpose and developing our youth and not just chasing a paycheck.

I really don't understand this board sometimes. There is actually a thread making fun of a player for having a medical procedure to improve his way of life and it could help him improve his performance in his profession.
 

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Isn't this what we are all supposed to do? Have success and failures in life and then bring that back to develop the next generation. There's something to be said about having a purpose and developing our youth and not just chasing a paycheck.

I really don't understand this board sometimes. There is actually a thread making fun of a player for having a medical procedure to improve his way of life and it could help him improve his performance in his profession.
Any time a pro coach goes and teaches high schoolers that is a big positive. Well said Harsch
 

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Doug Pederson did the same thing and was a head coach at a high school. I think he turned out fine.
 
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Doug Pederson did the same thing and was a head coach at a high school. I think he turned out fine.
He went from the NFL back to high school before going back to the NFL? I didn't know that. I've heard his resumé having coaching high school on it (when they were in the Super Bowl and they tell you every little thing about every single player/coach) but always just assumed that it was where he started coaching.
 
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And to be clear, I was genuinely curious as to how people would perceive this when I started the thread. There was a pretty negative reaction to it on twitter calling him a washed up loser, etc., so I wanted to see what the board here thinks since twitter is the kingdom of keyboard warriors who just love to trash any and everything.
 

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He went from the NFL back to high school before going back to the NFL? I didn't know that. I've heard his resumé having coaching high school on it (when they were in the Super Bowl and they tell you every little thing about every single player/coach) but always just assumed that it was where he started coaching.
You are correct. I should've looked first. He went to the high school the year after he retired from playing. Good catch
 

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