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Los Molinos coach becomes triple threat

Los Molinos coach and athletic director hopes to make impact

Posted: Sep 12, 2019 12:03 AM

LOS MOLINOS, Calif. -- James HUmphrey is 23-years-old and is starting his first year as the Los Molinos head football coach. But, that's not all. Humphrey is also the head baseball coach and the athletic director for the Bulldogs. 

"It's been my dream job ever since I was a junior in high school," said Humphrey. 

"Hump, he likes challenges. He likes to push himself, he likes to push everyone else, he doesn't like losing. He likes to win everything so he's not going to sign up for something if he doesn't think he's going to win and he thinks we can win with this group," said senior Kolby Elliot. 

Leading on team to success can be hard enough, but HUmphrey's work ethic has been felt program-wide. 

"He's hard on us, he works really hard because he knows that we have a lot of potential," said Elliot. 

"I try to set the expectations really high. I expect to win and I expect to bring home championships, and that's the same thing the community expects from me," said Humphrey. 

Humphrey played football and baseball from a young age. It's difficult coaching football players that only know you as the baseball coach, but Humphrey won them over quickly. 

"Football, I know like the back of my hand," said HUmphrey. "Letting them know my knowledge to where, 'okay, he knows what he's talking about' and then they grew confidence in me and that's when things kind of turned around." 

But, Humphrey is not all about the present, he has much bigger plans for his athletes. 

"One thing with these kids that I'm a strong advocate for is getting them to the next level, getting them to college," said Humphrey.

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