Coach Cable to speak at church


Seattle Seahawks assistant coach Tom Cable will be in Spokane Valley on Father’s Day weekend, speaking to a men’s group and the congregation of Valley Assembly of God Church.

Cable, former head coach of the Oakland Raiders, will speak at the Valley Assembly’s men’s breakfast at 8 a.m. June 15. The cost of the meal is $3 and men need to register in advance by visiting www.valleyassembly.org or calling the church office at (509) 924-0466.

Cable will also speak at the 9 a.m. worship service on June 16, at the church, 15618 E. Broadway Ave. The public is invited to attend.

The coach’s visit was arranged by Post Falls resident Jim Grassi, who formerly served as a chaplain for the Raiders. “He’s had a transformed life,” Grassi said. “Back when he was with the Raiders and before he sort of had a real temper issue.”

Cable’s temper interfered with his marriage and his job, but his attitude turned around when he became a Christian, Grassi said.

“While he’s still an intense coach, he’s learned to cope with his anger issues in a positive way,” he said. “A lot of men are coping with some of the issues he’s coped with in life. I think he’d be a good example of someone talking about issues that affect males, not just anger.”

Cable seemed a logical choice to speak to a men’s group because of this area’s “infatuation” with football in general and the Seattle Seahawks in particular, Grassi said.

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