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More on new Marksmen coach Jesse Kallechy

By Thomas Pope - Observer

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Here’s more of my interview with Fayetteville Marksmen owner Chuck Norris, his new head coach Jesse Kallechy, and Huntsville coach Glenn Detulleo, under whom Kallechy played and was an assistant coach:

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Q: When we talked a few weeks ago, you said it was very unlikely that you’d hire another first-time coach. What changed your mind with this hire?

A: Your natural progression as a coach is to be a player, then an assistant under a really good head coach, then head coach, so here we are. ... This kid’s coming from the best organization in the SPHL by a mile. It’s a no-brainer. He’s got great ownership, great mentorship from Detulleo. If you want to be like the best, you learn from the best. We’re going to straighten this thing out.

Q: Did you seek him out or did he apply for the job?

A: (Huntsville owner Keith Jeffires) and I are pretty good friends, and he called and asked me if I wouldn’t mind putting (Kallechy) through the interview process. I told him, ‘Sure.’ When I talked to Jesse, I told him I was super-busy, I had a lot going on down here, even to the point where I told him, ‘You’re just interviewing for the job’ and could we do it at a later time because I just didn’t have time right then. He said, ‘I’m really serious, I really want the job,’ and we hit if off. He blew me away. I wasn’t expecting anything like that.

Read more at: http://www.fayobserver.com/sports/20180606/ice-chips-more-on-new-marksmen-coach-jesse-kallechy

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