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Dan Kellams: A writer inspired by his high school coach

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Dan Kellams, author and Kent resident, will give a talk at the Kent Memorial Library on Saturday, March 12. Photo by Kara Wilbeck

KENT — As a teenager attending high school in Marion, Iowa, Dan Kellams had about as much appreciation for his strict coach as any high school boy would — close to none. Years later, Kellams found himself so influenced by his coach that he decided to immortalize him in writing.

“He was, without question, aside from my parents, the dominant authority figure in my life,” Kellams said. “He taught the vital importance of hard work and doing your best at whatever you do.”

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