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Andy Beyer reacts to winning the head-or-tails 50/50 game. Beyer won $188.
Second-year Madera Coyote football coach Yosef Fares talked about changing the culture for the Coyotes at the annual Madera Coyote Kickoff Dinner.
Fares spoke in front of more than 120 people Saturday at the San Joaquin Winery in a fundraising event that marked the end of the summer and the beginning of the season, which starts Friday with the Steak and Dogs scrimmage in Memorial Stadium, beginning at 4 p.m. with freshmen, 5 p.m. for junior varsity and 7 p.m. for the varsity.
“I thank you so much for continuing to come out and support this team,” Fares said. “When your kids graduate, I want you to come back and help build this event up. This is a huge celebration of what the coaching staff and kids have put in.”
Fares talked about changing the culture of the football team and has been working since January to build his team up.
“We’re very excited about the new year,” he said. “We’re talking about building a new culture. The culture is that we want to build is that we are a hard-working program. That’s the No. 1 cornerstone for us. This group of kids started in January at 6 a.m. This group of kids are getting after it, investing their time. We are grinding these kids strength-wise, agility-wise and cardio-wise. We’re making these kids working very hard.”
Fares’ two cornerstones to building the foundation are hard work and accountability.
“We are holding these kids accountable for their actions,” he said. “We preach to them very often that you have freedom of choice, but not freedom of consequences. We are making sure they understand….
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