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Coaching American Football in Germany

Article By on 27th June, 2009

... the world. Though in some countries it's known as Gridiron football, most Americans don't know the game has been gaining ground in popularity for more than 50 years.

In 1984, my father was a member of the Air Force. While coaching a youth football game, he was approached by a German national to check out his team. Surprised at the fact American football was being played by Germans, he chose to take a look at the team.  At his first meeting with the team, he was asked to become their coach. Dad became the first American coach of the Wuppertal Greyhounds (of Wuppertal, Germany near Dusseldorf).

Being a knowledgeable man, Coach Gene Johnson chose to recruit a few other Americans to assist him in the coaching duties. Among his c...

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