Good Luck to CrashCourse Advisor Rob Poulos and the Sequoia Ravens team
Tonight, CrashCourse advisor Rob Poulos and his Sequoia Ravens football team face off against their rival Carlmont High School. As the head football coach for Sequoia High School since 2009, Poulos is constantly thinking of ways to make the game better and safer for his athletes.
Coach Poulos has over two decades of high school coaching experience, and his expertise shows. Within his first two years of coaching the Sequoia High School football team, he led the team to its first Central Coast Section title game. In his third year, he was named the 49ers Foundation Coach of the Week. Poulos not only pushes his team to be the best they can be, but also provides opportunities for them to experience what college or professional football could be like. Since he took over the program, Poulos has scheduled and organized a travel game for the team; last month, they traveled to Spokane Washington, and beat the North Central football team 27-7.
More than anything else, Coach Poulos strives to keep his athletes safe and healthy throughout the season. He has integrated a number of safety innovations, including partnering with Stanford researchers to provide customized mouthpieces to each player, and fundraising to buy 50 VICIS helmets for the team. Poulos and his Sequoia football team have also been integral to the development of CrashCourse materials. While filming the research version of CrashCourse Football, Sequoia football players appeared in the in-game sequences and offered their facilities for the filming of the research version. Since then, Poulos has provided his insight and expertise to multiple upcoming components of the CrashCourse initiative.
TeachAids commend Rob Poulos for his commitment to his team and to the safety of youth football players nationwide. We wish him and his team the best of luck tonight, and through the rest of their season. Go Ravens!