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By Jeremy Burnham

Teacher Profile Series: LRHS health teacher Greg Whitmore

Whitmore is also the LRS Athletic Director and head football coach, but make no mistake about it: teaching health is his passion

Series: Teacher Profile | Story 7

Last updated 8/28/2019 at 8:56pm

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Greg Whitmore, in his role as head coach of the football team, looks on during the playing of the national anthem prior to the beginning of a game in the 2012-13 season. Whitmore has been a teacher in Ritzville for 27 years, and has also been the athletic director for the last 10 years.

Greg Whitmore has several jobs at the Lind-Ritzville Schools co-op. Some of them are pretty high-profile, like head football coach and athletic director. However, if you ask him, Whitmore will make sure you know that he's a teacher, first and foremost.

While he has taught several classes over the years that connect well with his jobs in athletics, such as weight training and physical education, he says his main passion is another class; one where he wants to reach athletes and non-athletes alike.

"For awhile P.E. [physical education] was my passion, and I enjoyed health as well." Whitmore...

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