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Philip Rivers Makes Full Transition To HS Football Coach In Debut

Philip Rivers spent 17 years in the NFL. When Eli Manning refused to play for the then San Diego Chargers back in 2004, the Athens, Ala. native instantly became “the other side” of a deal that sent Manning to New York.

And sure, Manning went on to win two Super Bowls, but Rivers was an outstanding franchise quarterback for almost two decades. In fact, he even lasted longer than Manning, finishing his last season in the league with the Indianapolis Colts in 2020.

Now that Rivers has lived out his dream of playing in the NFL, he’s turning his attention towards the second part of his childhood life goals: coaching high school football. On Friday, he made his debut as the head coach of St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope, Ala.

Philip’s father, Steve Rivers, was a longtime high school football coach. Being raised in that environment helped breed Philip’s love for the game, and he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps eventually. Now he can say that he’s doing just that.

After a long, successful NFL career in which he threw for 63,440 yards and 421 touchdowns, Rivers can now show young players what the game he loves is all about.

Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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