MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) -Joey Magnifico set information as a Tight Finish at Memphis. He holds the file for essentially the most receiving yards on the place at school historical past. After the 2019 Cotton Bowl, he began getting ready for the NFL Draft. He went undrafted final 12 months, gave it one other strive collaborating at Memphis Professional Day this 12 months.
“I went out and I feel I had a superb professional day, nonetheless some rules with Covid, 5 folks on a free agent roster, so with all of that, I gave it my greatest shot and didn’t hear something,” Magnifico stated.
Since he graduated, Magnifico has labored in transferring and building. He helped out teaching linebackers and huge receivers with SBA soccer final 12 months. That put his title on the radar when the top teaching job opened.
“We wished somebody who was a bit of the previous custom and now could be going to assist us construct into the brand new,” SBA Athletic Director Nate Weyant stated.
Magnifico was the man. At simply 24 years previous he’s utilizing his age and platform he constructed at Memphis to encourage his gamers.
“These children rising up these days, all they’ve seen is nice Memphis soccer and my title was a giant a part of it,” he stated. “So I get the respect in that a bit bit. And I can inform them, hey, I used to be right here six or seven years in the past in the identical sneakers.”
SBA Soccer has been by it’s struggles over the 12 months. The final time they gained a district recreation was almost ten years in the past, when Magnifico was on the group. He plans to take notes from Mike Norvell, who was his coach at Memphis, to get the Eagles heading in the right direction. He has about 20 performs proper now. He desires so as to add a handful extra to make the group extra full.
“I’m going to be on the market encouraging of us to return try SBA. It’s an incredible college. Schooling, sports activities and such as you stated. I’m attempting to flip this factor round. That’s my important objective,” Magnifico added.
Magnifico has already began constructing his teaching workers, which incorporates former teammate and Tigers huge receiver Kedarian Jones.
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