Coaches are used to taking control in stressful situations. It’s the nature of their job.
However, what Scottsdale Saguaro High School offensive line coach Dustin King did last weekend deserves big time recognition.
King performed CPR on a 6-year-old boy, who had nearly drowned in a pool. With roughly 20 people around, King was the only one who knew how to perform the life-saving act.
King was barbecuing at this fiancée’s apartment complex when he heard screaming from the pool area. The young boy’s 13-year-old cousin had pulled him from the pool, and that’s when King stepped in to administer chest compressions and rescue breathing, until the boy vomited water and started breathing on his own.
“I hate talking about it,” said King, who has been the state championship Sabercats’ offensive line coach the past two seasons. “To do that, I wasn’t hesitant. I don’t think I did anything out of the ordinary.
“I was just helping out.” (Arizona Republic)
High school coaches are required to be CPR certified. Why shouldn’t parents be, too?