Former college football assistant Tony Levine is living his best life. On Monday, it was revealed by Sports Illustrated that the former special teams coordinator who spent time at Purdue and Houston is leaving the football world for an interesting endeavor.
According to the report, Levine wanted to be closer to his family so he is walking away from coaching to get into the restaurant business.
That’s right, one of the best special teams coordinators in the nation is giving up coaching to focus on opening up a new Chick-fil-A. There has to be some good benefits to that.
The 45-year-old will be the owner/operator of a Chick-fil-A franchise that will be opening in Missouri City, a suburb of Houston.
“The reasons when I was 23 years old that I wanted to get into coaching, the things that I’ve been passionate about for most of my life—developing people, team-building, identifying and recruiting talent, competing—while I had a love for those, I saw an opportunity with Chick-fil-A to become an owner/operator where a lot of those same things that I was passionate about I could keep doing, and the ability to stay in Houston was very important to my wife and I and our family as a whole,” he told Sports Illustrated.
What a life.
The Chick-fil-A will be two miles from Levine’s home, meaning he can comfortably spend time with his kids and family instead of going through the stress of coaching college football and being a parent from the distance.
If he brings back the spicy chicken biscuit, Levine will be a true legend.