“This was Frank Negri’s war room, and it used to be worse,” said Drew Hibbs, Foothill High School’s longtime basketball coach, punctuating matters with a laugh. “Negri coached football here forever, and this room had the look and smell of years of cigarette smoke. It’s still airing out.”
“This was Frank Negri’s war room, and it used to be worse,” said Drew Hibbs, Foothill High School’s longtime basketball coach, punctuating matters with a laugh. “Negri coached football here forever, and this room had the look and smell of years of cigarette smoke. It’s still airing out.” Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
“This was Frank Negri’s war room, and it used to be worse,” said Drew Hibbs, Foothill High School’s longtime basketball coach, punctuating matters with a laugh. “Negri coached football here forever, and this room had the look and smell of years of cigarette smoke. It’s still airing out.” Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
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