Former Salukis Inspire as Volunteer Football Coaches

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By Kelly Burke, KBurke@wsiltv.com

MARION-- After a pre-game speech by Marion coach Kerry Martin inspired Connor James and Mike McElroy as SIU players, the pair kept in touch with the Wildcats' head coach. Both had always had the bug to get into coaching, and the opportunity arose this summer to join Marion's staff.

James and McElroy are volunteer coaches, working with linebackers and defensive backs. They say they always look forward to practice and the chance to inspire young men on and off the field. Coach Martin likes their credibility factor and the impressive resume, character, and energy they bring as former college players and up-and-coming young coaches.
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