After playing in the North-South game in 2005 as a standout for Liberty High School, AJ Harman now has a whistle instead of a helmet, as the head coach of the North team for this Saturday's All-Star game.
"These guys say it all the time but it is true. It's going to be a week you never forget," Harman said.
Harman, who will enter his sixth season as head football coach at Liberty High School in Harrison County, says he was a little bit surprised when he got the call to be the coach in December.
"I was kind of in disbelief because I'm not exactly proven yet," Harman said. "Any head coach who is doing things right and working their butt off, its a year round job. It was a no brainer for me."
Harman is joined by Grafton's defensive coordinator Mickey Foley, Fairmont Senior's offensive coordinator Mark Sampson and Robert C. Byrd lineman coach Teague Wagner on his staff.
"We knew when we were selecting our roster as a staff how much talent we had to chose from. It was so much fun. We were able to take that talent and not only get kids who can play and who could prove it on the field, may of them state champions, but also just the caliber of people they are."
Harman's North team will meet the South team on Saturday at 12 p.m. at South Charleston High School. The South is coached by Fayetteville High School's David Moneypenny.