J.J. Watt says he wants to be a high school football coach, and he'll teach to do it

Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt said he hopes to coach high school football after he retires from the NFL (Photo: John David Mercer/USA TODAY Sports Images)

J.J. Watt says he wants to be a high school football coach, and he'll teach to do it

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J.J. Watt says he wants to be a high school football coach, and he'll teach to do it

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Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt said he hopes to coach high school football after he retires from the NFL (Photo: John David Mercer/USA TODAY Sports Images)

Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt said he hopes to coach high school football after he retires from the NFL (Photo: John David Mercer/USA TODAY Sports Images)

Houston Texans defensive end extraordinaire J.J. Watt has the track record of performance and personality to do just about whatever he wants when he’s done playing football. While the day when he stops strapping up his helmet may not be around the corner, the Wisconsin native is already thinking about his future, and he’s pretty sure he knows what he wants to do.

As noted by our friends at For The Win, Watt spoke to Houston CBS radio affiliate Mad Radio 610 AM about his future and just how important high school football is to him.

Here’s the best takeaway from the interview, in which Watt spells out his hopes and goals:

“If that requires being a high school gym teacher, whatever it may be, however I can do that, because I feel like, I just want to have that impact,” Watt told 610 AM. “And that is what I want to do when I’m done. I want to coach high school football and that’s always what I’ve wanted to do.”

You can listen to the full interview below.

At least on radio Watt sounds like he wants to be involved in the high school game for all the right reasons. In fact, FTW may have hit on the best Watt could put together if he does go down the coaching path:

Watt may not be the next coach Eric Taylor, but he’d be close.

Clear eyes, full hearts.

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