Bucknell coach teaches men to respect women

LEWISBURG — There’s more to football at Bucknell University than throwing the pigskin.  Coach Joe Susan says he wants his team to learn skills they can use on and off the field. 

“We have a big set of rules that we hand out and go over,” Susan said. “The biggest rule we really impress upon them is, treat others as you want to be treated.  It’s the golden rule.  Obviously, if they do something wrong on campus, it not only becomes a reflection of them, but it becomes a reflection of the entire football team.”

Susan says his goal is to turn the boys into men.  He says high school graduation does not automatically make a boy into a man.  He believes they need some training.

“We also work to teach them how to treat other people, specifically women,” Susan said.  “What we do is, and this is something I feel strongly about, we bring in specific speakers during preseason to help us understand that.  We bring in women to talk to them about women.”

Susan was a guest on WKOK’s On The Mark program Wednesday.  You can hear more about Bucknell Bison football by downloading that program here.  (Codi Jade)


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