This is a weekly series about friends who have met celebrities.
Chicago Bliss Head Coach Keith Hac has a lengthy coaching resume. He has been successfully guiding teams for years. Of course, his latest accomplishment is coaching the Bliss to back-to-back Legends Football League titles.
Last Saturday, Hac and the Bliss officially started their quest for the threepeat with the open tryouts at the Bridgeview Sports Dome. The word of the day (and season) is "three," as in threepeat.
Years ago, Hac was the Associate Head Coach for the Chicago Slaughter in the CIFL (Continental Indoor Football League). Under Hac's leadership, the Slaughter went 32-9 in three seasons, including winning the 2009 CIFL championship and making the playoffs every year.
Chicago Bears legend Steve McMichael was the coach of the Slaughter. If I had to guess, I would say that Hac did about 95% of the coaching (no offense to Mongo). I am sure McMichael imparted his wisdom from years of playing, but when it came down to drills and execution, I am betting Hac was the man.
I love the picture below. A Bears legend and a legendary coach in midgame action. I can't wait for the Bliss season to begin.
Steve McMichael and Keith Hac in Hoffman Estates, IL-January 2010.