Coach Interview with Gonzaga Prep’s Dave McKenna



2013 Varsity Football Live Interview
Gonzaga Prep Bullpups – Head Football Coach
Dave McKenna

A Young Team in 2013
We had the opportunity to catch up with Coach McKenna as he led his young Bullpups squad into the 2013 season. Gonzaga Prep is off to a good 2-0 start as Dick Fain chats with Dave McKenna heading into this week’s contest with Ferris.

Gonzaga made the Quarterfinals in the 2012, but they lost 9 starters off of the offensive side of the ball and 6 starters off on the defensive side. They are very young and hope to gain experience and momentum throughout the season. Coach is looking for the team to become more consistent on the field, but he is showing them what it means to come together off of field as well.

“We have a very good friend by the name of Steve Gleason.  He played football here and graduated in 1995.  He went on to play at Washington State and had seven years with the New Orleans Saints,” stated McKenna. “….Steve has always inspired us and he asked us to inspire him.”

Making A Difference off the Field
Dave went on to talk about a special event all his players took part in, as they honor former Gonzaga Prep Alum, Steve Gleason. Gleason was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in January 2011.

Gleason asked the Bullpups to inspire him, so they did. The entire football program took to the streets of Spokane and walked 3 miles in honor of Gleason and ALS. “We need to be grateful for the things that we have,” Coach McKenna said.  “Throughout the walk we reflect and hopefully say a couple of prayers of what they are grateful for in honor of Steve.”

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