Dunlap Welcomes New Athletic Teacher and Coach

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Dunlap Welcomes New Athletic Teacher and Coach

The new athletic teacher and coach, Mr. Card.

The new athletic teacher and coach, Mr. Card.

The new athletic teacher and coach, Mr. Card.

The new athletic teacher and coach, Mr. Card.

DeAngelo Dailey

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Mr. Raymond Card, a new teacher to the high school this year, is taking over the varsity basketball head coach position and has also become a PE/weights teacher.

Card, who graduated from Northeastern Illinois in Chicago, with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, has been involved in sports all of his life.

“I was very active as a kid and once I got to high school I played a total of three sports,” he says.

His interest in coaching also started at a young age.

“My father was a coach and I started helping him at basketball camps when I was in high school and in the summer,” Card said.

“All of my interests growing up were sport related so I slowly but surely gravitated to this profession.”

Card has been coaching since he was only 16 years old for K-8th grade. He also has been head coach for 16 years and coached various of levels from middle school to junior college.

He likes to spend his time with his family watching movies and shopping at the flea markets with his wife.

Eagle Eye: What’s your experience in teaching PE/weights?

Coach Card:  “I got started in teaching weights with my athletes first as a coach.  When I first started coaching, the school I was at did not have a weightlifting class so I got involved after school working with the athletes on the teams I coached.  I have mostly been involved in speed and agility with plyometrics and in recent years have incorporated some of the concepts of Crossfit into my PE classes. “

Eagle Eye: Being the new basketball varsity coach, what are some expectations for this year?

Coach Card: “My expectations this year are to create leaders in the community and our school who are hard working, high character student athletes.  Our program aspires to develop integrity and discipline. Our goal is to create a championship culture – be the best we can be.”

Eagle Eye:  What’s the hardest part of coaching?

Coach Card:  “The hardest part of coaching is time away from the family.  As a coach, you need a lot of support from your family, and I try and make it a priority to be the best father, son, brother, and husband I can be. I could not do what I love without the sacrifice and support from my family and for that I am truly blessed.”   








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