Luke Campbell has put down the thongs and has picked up the whistle. The Bellingham Herald spoke with Coach Luke, who now lends his assistant coaching duties to the linebackers at Liberty City’s Miami Central High.
“I’m happy and proud of what we accomplished but that part of my life is over. The entertainer – I left him on stage. I don’t tolerate cursing or the N-word. I tell them, ‘Don’t ever disrespect a girl because that makes you less than a man.’ And ‘Pick the girl who is responsible, not the one with Fs on her report card. Easy to get in, hard to get out. I’ve lived that life. Football players got the same rep I got – you think your stuff don’t stink, you’re the arrogant, spoiled star. I tell them, ‘Be nice to your teachers. Sit in the front row. Keep your grades up.’ It’s working. Players greet a sideline visitor with, “Hello, ma’am,” or “How you doing today?”