Coyle’s Damon Caine – Character Counts Presented by Central Electric Cooperative

By Rachelle Rogers

Damon Caine is a senior at Coyle High School has made it his goal this season to reach out to the freshman class on his football team and lead them by example. Damon plays on both offense and defense as a running back and linebacker for Coyle’s eight-man football team. He starting playing flag football when he was ten years old, but stopped playing football in middle school. He returned to football his freshman year.

The Coyle Bluejackets are having a successful season so far with a record of 5-2.

“What I’m looking forward to most is getting to be on the field with my teammates and making it to the playoffs and seeing how far we can get,” states Caine.

Academically, Damon has all A’s and B’s and is member of FCCLA. Being an athlete year round, Damon also plays guard on the basketball team and is a sprinter on the track team. The 100-meter dash is his favorite event to run in track.

“I’m just dedicated to everything I do and I just want to finish out strong,” says Damon. “I watched my older brother play high school football and I wanted to be just like him. He was a part of the VYPE Top 100 football players and I’ve seen him go through some tough things and how he handled it. He’s at NEO now and I just want to be successful like him.”

Damon is driven to be successful and says his family is the driving force behind his work ethic. “They are my biggest supporters. They have my back through everything and I just want to give back to them everything they’ve given to me,” says Damon sincerely.

Getting an opportunity to play college football is what Damon is working towards and he wants to get a degree and become a physical therapist.