Don Beebe knows the frustration.
Beebe, who played in six Super Bowls in nine NFL seasons, is now Aurora Christian’s offensive coordinator. High-profile college recruits, including transfers, helped put the spotlight on Beebe when he was the private school’s head coach.
So did winning.
“It wasn’t until the state championship game and we won that I heard that I was recruiting,” said Beebe, whose Eagles reached the state title game and lost in his fifth season in 2008, but then won back-to-back Class 3A state titles in 2011 and 2012. “People always try to tear down success.”
Beebe's House of Speed, started in 1998 following his retirement from the NFL, also has faced recruiting rumors. His speed and strength-training methods are taught to athletes from youth to the professional level. There are now House of Speed franchises in 11 states.