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The Winning Businessby: John Seaburn
Akron Beacon Journal
© February 2000
The work ethic that has steered Larry Kehres to some amazing heights in college football coaching began to take shape a long time ago.
The man who has earned four AFMA Coach of the Year awards at Mount Union College in Ohio, Kehres as a youth performed tasks before and after school and had his first job when he was just 10 years old.
"We didn't feed chickens every day or anything like that,'' says Kehres, who grew up in rural Palmyra township near Alliance.
"But when I was told to do something, I did it. And so did my friends. We were accustomed to that. It wasn't an unusual upbringing for those times.''
Paternal guidance helped shape Kehres' work ethic.
"My Dad wasn't a taskmaster, but when I had something to do, he made sure that I did it. My Dad saw to that.
"He placed an importance on completing ta....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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