A football coach in Alabama has taken his duties to the next level by giving his team lessons on how to “be men.”
On “Manly Mondays,” Coach Steve Carter teaches students practical real-life skills. So far, he’s taught them how to change a tire, basic plumbing, and even how to give a proper handshake.
Coach Carter believes that these skills are indispensable to building a successful team of future adults.
“We’re here to try and grow them up and grow them into being a man and a woman and that’s what we’re here for,” Coach Carter told Inside Edition.
“That’s my purpose in life. I think that’s why I live and breathe is to spread the good news.”
The students really appreciate Manly Mondays so far.
“I love it. I love it so much,” sophomore Jacorey Harris told WHNT, per Inside Edition. “It makes my week a lot better to come up here once during the week and learn something I never knew before.”
Even beyond the life skills, Coach Carter’s lessons are proof that he truly cares about his students.
“He’s a good coach, he’s a good man,” junior Kevin Jurado said. “I’m pretty sure everybody wishes they had a coach and someone like him in their family to be able to teach them those things and to show that he cares and he wants you to be successful in not only football and life.”