Coach of the Week: Walter Scott of Whittier High School
WHITTIER, Calif. (KABC) -- What a difference a year made for the Whittier High School Cardinals' football team.
After going 0-10 in 2010, Whittier opened this season with three straight wins.
"The maturity level of the kids, they made a commitment, they don't want to repeat what happened last year," Scott said. "They're really competitive kids, they work extremely hard and it's paying off."
Scott has been on the Whittier sidelines for three decades. He said he believes life lessons can be learned through football, especially in a winless season.
His attention to detail and need for hard work are constantly emphasized - and not just on the football field.
He was nominated for Coach of the Week honors by a former player who said he wouldn't have graduated if not for Scott's guidance.
"I went to school here, my kids went to school here. This is family, and that's what it's all about," Scott said.
Whittier High is more than 100 years old. It's rich in history and notable alumni. Now Scott is part of ABC7 history as the fourth coach to ever be named the ABC7 NFL high school Coach of the Week three times.
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