This Is It! Sports
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THIS IS IT! SPORTS will encourage, empower, and engage you, creating an environment for sports information exchange. Dealing in FACTS, FUN, AND OPINIONS. Football will be the Mother Ship, however we will delve into the many sports that affect and impact our fans. (Players, Parents, Men, Women, Kids. Coaches)
THIS IS IT! SPORTS, will include General Sports Talk, featuring current action in the world. (Professional/ College); Youth Sports (the state of our youth) Participation, Coaching (Development), Athletic Development, and Sportsmanship; Faith in the Athletic World (Pray and Play); and Coach Talk with Coach Carl which will incorporate a verbal exchange of information. The proverbial QandA sessions, this allows us to meet the needs and concerns of our listening audience.
Coach Carl Hargrave
Coach Carl Hargrave is a veteran coach of the National Football League, having coached 11years with the Minnesota Vikings and the AZ Cardinals. He has an extensive background at the college level logging 15 years at various major programs. Hargrave began his coaching career after being drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 1976, as an Assistant Coach at Central High School in Waterloo, LA in 1979.
Hargrave started his stint in college football alongside his mentor, Dennis Green at Northwestern Univ. where he coached the offensive line, running backs, and tight ends. This loyal relationship spanned 16 years, on both college and professional levels. From 1994-2001, Hargrave coached running backs for the league's most feared offense, The Minnesota Vikings. The 1998 Vikings after going 15-1 set a league record, scoring 556 points on the season, a 35-points-per-game average. That record stood until 2008 when the New England Patriots scored 589. In 2004 Hargrave joined the Cards as an Offensive Consultant and TE coach.
After spending 1986 at the University of Pittsburgh as an offensive line coach, Coach Jack Pardee brought Hargrave on board at the University of Houston. In five years at Houston, Hargrave coached WR’s in the high powered “Run and Shoot Offense” engineered by the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Andre Ware.
Coach Hayden Fry hired Hargrave to coach the tight ends in 1992 at the Univ of Iowa, bringing Coach Carl back to his hometown of Iowa City.