Fuhrman provides inspiration, guidance to RV athletes

| July 31, 2014

WARSAW – River View athletes received several life lessons from Chet Fuhrman, who coached at Penn State and for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday evening, July 29.

River View High School principal Chuck Rinkes said, “I appreciate that he started talking about self-esteem because so many of our athletes come out – and whether they come from a two parent home, one parent home or a guardian, self-esteem is the most important thing whether you’re talking about the classroom or you’re talking about the field of athletics. So I really appreciate that. I also appreciate that he talked about the character traits and the pillars of character. We preach that at River View, we preach that here at the high school, they’re posted in our building and that’s very important to us.”

“A chance to get a guy like Chet Fuhrman – he and Coach Forgraves have been friends since their early days at Penn State – a chance to get him on our campus in front of our athletes is just tremendous along with getting him in front of our parents. A lot of times we can take kids to camps but the parents don’t get exposed to these kinds of issues and talks either. So that’s just really good.”

Earl Chester “Chet” Fuhrman was Penn State’s strength and conditioning coach from 1982 to 1992, preceded by an earlier stint as a Nittany Lion assistant and a one-year term at Weber State. He then went to the Pittsburgh Steelers for 15 years as the strength and conditioning coach under Bill Cowher where he was voted by his peers in the league as the NFL Strength Coach of the Year. The Steelers won the Super Bowl the same year.

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