Posted on October 23, 2013
People magazine named Matt Labrum a “Hero Among Us” for helping teach his team a lesson. Coach Matt Labrum benched his high school football team when their grades began to slip, they were skipping classes, and were possibly involved in a cyber-bullying incident. All 49 students were benched and were allowed to earn their spots back on the team by cleaning up the school and doing community service. For many, it changed the way they looked at themselves and those around them. We salute Coach Labrum’s efforts to better his players as individuals and for stepping forward to help them recognize their wrongdoings and rectify the situation.