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Earlham College’s Nick Johnson battles with his team on the field, with his wife off it


Earlham College head coach Nick Johnson is fortunate to coach at his alma mater. His team currently holds the longest active losing streak in college football, 0-17, and is winless in 31 straight games. However, this is not his chief concern.

While coach Johnson battles on the field, his wife battles for her health.

Johnson’s wife, Melissa, has suffered a rash of medical problems over the last two years. She has been in a constant battle for her life and Nick has been with her every step of the way. And while his team may not be performing as well as he would like on the field, being able to escape into his duties on the field must be something like therapy for him.

Nick will continue to fight and try to end that losing streak. But we wish the best to his wife in what is a far more important struggle.

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Michael is originally from Miami, FL and is of Cuban descent. He holds BFA from the University of Florida/New World School of the Arts and is also a New York city based stand-up comedian. Michael is 5'11", but wears elevators in his shoes to make himself 6 feet tall. Twitter: @MichaelNapoles
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