Pagano was made to coach

Phillip B. Wilson talked with Chuck Pagano’s family and the believe he was made for this job:

In one of the proudest moments of his life, Sam Pagano had a flashback from four decades ago, when his 9-year-old son, Chuck, scurried around a football sideline and squirted water in the faces of the Fairview High School Knights.

The father, who coached teams in Boulder, Colo., to three state titles, knew then his son’s destiny.

“He is football. He loves it,” Pagano said via phone about Chuck, now 51 and introduced Thursday as the new Indianapolis Colts head coach in a news conference at the team’s Northwestside complex.

Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.

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