ATHENS, AL (WAFF) - Some high school football teams go heavy in the weight room during the off-season. A lot of conditioning and workouts are needed to prepare for Fall Camp. But one north Alabama high school coach’s teaching’s go beyond the football field. And those lessons are getting some national acclaim.
Mondays are called “Manly Mondays” at Athens High School. The football team has their workouts then learn some real world lessons from football assistant coach Carter.
Carter has taught the team many real-life lessons, including how to check a car’s oil and transmission fluid, tying a tie, even some plumbing tips.
This week’s “Manly Monday” focused on teaching the teens how to change a tire. The video took off on social media. It’s been viewed more than 3.79 million times and garnered more than 10,000 retweets. It even caught the attention of USA Today.
Manly Monday was bumped to Tuesday this week in order for us to be more efficient...gotta be able to adapt. Coach Carter taught us how to check oil & transmission fluid. Here is a glimpse of the lesson: pic.twitter.com/u2V7eLtYkL— Cody Gross (@coachgross73) April 23, 2019
In this week’s installment of Manly Monday, Coach Carter taught us how to magnetize a screwdriver. pic.twitter.com/gSIhYpVSm1— Cody Gross (@coachgross73) April 16, 2019
“Manly Monday” with Coach Carter. This man can do ANYTHING. General plumbing tutorial. How do you cut PVC when you can’t get a saw to it? Use some twine. Teaching life skills on Mondays. pic.twitter.com/pxExUFSAFY— Cody Gross (@coachgross73) April 1, 2019