Army veteran reaches new heights with Soldiers to Sidelines charity: ‘Puts our veterans at the forefront’

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  • Source: Fox News
  • 07/05/2024
Maurice Allen has worn many different hats in life. He is a U.S. Army veteran, a husband, a father and a football coach. 
He is also a "soldier coach." 

Allen, a retired Army communications specialist, is just one of the more than 1,800 "soldier coaches" certified through the veteran charity Soldiers to Sidelines that was able to find a renewed purpose after his military service. 

"I played high school football. I kind of always knew I wanted to be a coach. I was going to go to play college football out of high school and instead went active duty Army and was stationed at Fort Hood," Allen told Fox News Digital in an interview. 

Allen put his dream of coaching on hold to serve his country and, eventually, to pursue his education. He enlisted in 2012 and served for four years, which included his deployment to Afghanistan in 2014-15. 
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