The Three Amigos

Highland contributed multiple accomplished coaches to the Perry cause allowing for the unique ties with one another to flourish further.

“We’ve been together for about 15 years altogether,” Jones, the head coach of varsity football said.

The conglomeration of said coaches, to no one’s surprise, is group of friends consisting of : Jones, Todd Rogers the safety defense coach (need to check), Nathan Harder who coaches tight ends, and many others who have worked with Jones prior.

Jones, Rogers and Harder however appear to have a more personal bond or relationship. Harder believes that to be the case because the three have coached together a little longer and their families are also friends. Although they are friends with the other coaches’ families, these three have gone out of their way to hang out and go on weekend trips with one another.

“I think it’s really important to have a good relationship with the people you work with,” Jones said but also stated that sometimes “ you have to draw a line,” in order to make decisions based on what is best for the program.

Rogers and Harder came to similar sentiments on the topic, agreeing that their rapport makes the workplace more enjoyable but that ultimately  it is import to recognize the difference between work and friendship.

“When it’s time for work it’s time for work and when it’s time to have fun then we have fun,” Rogers commented.

“We do a good job of keeping it professionally fun,” chimed Coach Harder

I think we do a good job of leaving work and football on the field and in the office,” Harder continued.

A prime example of the clear divide they made, can be when they go on holiday. Harder says that football does not even come up too often when they are out. Proving that despite meeting through their love of football they are all good friends without it.