For my first story on newspaper staff, I was assigned what most first-year staffers were assigned — a new teacher feature. The editors’ idea was to give newbies a story that wouldn’t be too much of a heavy lift, but was still a high interest topic for Issue one coverage. I was assigned to cover the new assistant football coach, Bryan Webb. Unfortunately for me, I knew very little about football. And even less about coaching. But I mustered up my courage and hopped onto Zoom to speak with Coach Webb. What I quickly learned was that Webb was not the scary, screaming, hard-to-talk-to football coach that so many films had stereotyped. We actually talked for nearly an hour, with the majority of our conversation being about much more than just football. This interview was my first taste of the idea that everyone has a story to tell. You just have to ask.

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