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New football coach Mike Sarkiewicz brings 'new culture' to Ford – Macomb Daily

There is more to soccer than football.

That’s the message new Ford manager Mike Sarkiewicz has been sending to his players since taking over in January.

The Falcons visited the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum for a team building experience this summer.

They toured the USS Edson and spent the night on a Vietnam-era destroyer. Their hosts included a man who served on a 418-foot vessel who was commended for her role in the evacuation of Phnom Penh and Saigon.

“It gives us the opportunity to be a little more empathetic with what’s going on in the world,” says Szalkewicz. “It was a great opportunity for our children to talk, reflect and understand some of the sacrifices made by those who came before us.”

Szalkiewicz, who played at Warren High School and coached as an assistant at De La Salle Collegiate, said “grit, passion and accountability” are the foundations of the Ford program, which has not won a regular season since 2015. Told.

“Everything we do is based on these three things,” says Szalkewicz.