First-Year Poet Coaches His High School Football Team

November 7, 2018

Grant CarawayGrant Caraway '22 spent his senior year of high school as the star quarterback for the Los Alamitos Griffins, and less than six months after graduating, he found himself coaching the very same team.

His impressively quick transition from team member to assistant coach earned him the attention of the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

Caraway never imagined that he would be a football coach so soon out of high school—but after his senior season, his quarterbacks coach T.J. Fenton asked him if he’d ever considered coaching, and it didn’t take long for him to warm up to the idea. Soon, Caraway was back on the Los Alamitos football field, leading those whom he played alongside less than a year ago.

Head coach of the Griffins Ray Fenton says that Caraway has made an excellent addition to his assistant coaching squad.

While he is unsure whether he intends to continue coaching in the long-term, Caraway loves his current job as assistant receiving coach for his alma mater.

When he’s not on the field, Caraway studies business at Whittier College. He is aiming to earn a real estate license, and hopes to one day open his own brokerage.

Read the Press-Telegram article here.

Written by Ariel Horton '21. Photo credit: Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG