Coach puts premium on locker room hygiene
WASHINGTON — Football coach Neal Owens won''t just be looking at the on-field talent of the prospective players, but their hygiene as well, according to The Washington Post.
"I don''t know if the kids will like it at first, but there is no doubt in my mind, Richard Montgomery will have the cleanest athletic facility in the county," said Owens.
"It''s often overlooked, but I have seen firsthand what types of bacteria can grow in the back of a locker for 30 days. So there is no way that I''m going to have an outbreak or infection in my locker room. It could be crippling, not only for the kids'' well-being, but for your team''s success," Owens added.
Owens, who coaches at Richard Montgomery High School, is also the associate director for Extreme Science, a company founded in late 2009, the article stated.
According to the article, Extreme Science focuses on reducing the negative impact of hazardous infectious bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), ringworm and impetigo, which are commonly found in sports environments.
The company strives to help organizations prevent or manage infections with a comprehensive risk assessment, treatment and monitoring of the client''s facility, the article noted.
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