Chester High Head Coach LaDontay named Philadelphia Eagles Coach of the Week

LaDontay Bell, Chester Clippers Head Coach.
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LaDontay Bell, Chester Clippers Head Coach, named Philadelphia Eagles Coach of the Week.

A 7-0 start for the Chester Clippers was probably the clincher that got Chester High School head coach LaDontay Bell named as a Week 5 Philadelphia Eagles High School Coach of the Week, writes Jeff Fisher for

Bell started his coaching career as the running backs and special teams coach for Chester High.

The coaching job interview took place in a janitor’s closet.

“And here I am today,” he said.

Now in his sixth year with the Clippers, he’s been coaching since 2010.

He’s proud he can “bring more buzz” to his program, motivating his players to be the best they can on and off the field.

“To just see the program turn around from where it was to where it is now. So many people would speak about other sports such as basketball in the City of Chester but now football is getting so much recognition,” Bell said.

“I’m always thankful to be a part of the program that the Eagles have put together for high schools and coaches, such as myself,” Bell said. “It gives us a bit of motivation and encouragement to be better coaches and players.”

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