“I’ve been working in the district for about 9 years, but for other schools. Now, I’m working in the field house [at the Ambridge high school]. I’m the night watchman and I work with the athletes. I’m trying to encourage our boys, because we have a lot on the team now who have never played organized football before.
We got a small team now; mostly freshman and sophomores. We’re rebuilding the team and the coaching staff. I tell them, just stay together as a team, and we can do what we need to do. I come up here to the practices and tell them they’re doing a good job.
Trying to inspire these young boys, keeping them off the streets, and keeping them together — that’s what I’m about. I used to work at the elementary school; about 8 of the [high school players] know me from the elementary school — they’re like ‘hey, Mr. Dre is here!’ That’s what they call me — or Dr. Dre, cause they know the music.”
(Andre shares his motivation for supporting the Ambridge high school football players as they learn the game and grow as a team.)