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December 20, 2012

PN-G'S Faircloth, Cary to coach USA National Team

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INDIANAPOLIS —

Fairlcoth said working with coaches from around the nation was a great experience and gave him ideas not just for his football team, but also to help all parts of the Indians program.

“It is a huge, huge help,” Fairlcoth said. ” We got a chance to work with guys from Colorado, California, DC and Florida. We met some really incredible coaches. It was a great opportunity to share ideas , but not just about football. It was in all aspects of the program from the offseason to grade checks, just everything with your program.”

Cary has spent the last four seasons at Port Neches-Groves. Since his coaching debut in 2000 at Harker Heights High School in Killeen, Texas, Cary has spent extensive time teaching offensive lineman at various stops throughout his career, including Aledo (Texas) High School, where he helped the Bearcats win two district championships and advance to the state semifinals in 2006 and 2007.

“Coaching for Team USA is an opportunity of a lifetime for a high school coach,” Cary said. “I have the opportunity to not only work with some of the best athletes and coaches in the country but also to represent this great nation playing a sport it loves. I am extremely honored to have ‘USA’ across my chest as a coach.”

The other special part of working with this team is developing relationships with players from across the nation. Two of the players from the 2011 team are current Stanford starting quarterback Kevin Hogan, who played for Brady at Gonzaga College HS, and Texas running back Joe Bergeron, who played at North Mesquite.

“The QB on that team in 2011 is at Stanford,” Faircloth said. “And the RB is Joe Bergeron. I talked with (Hogan) all year, texted him to congratulate him on stuff. With opportunities like this, you make friends for life with both coaches and the players. You become a pretty good family during that week of preparation.”

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