DENVER—For a rookie head coach, Vance Joseph seems to understand the enormity of his job.
Coaching his coaches and his players may be his priority but it’s only part of it.
Take last week. The Denver Broncos veterans practiced Monday through Thursday during Phase 2 of their offseason program. He then greeted the rookies Thursday night for the start of their minicamp that ran through Sunday morning.
Meanwhile, Joseph also spent an hour and a half attending a high school coaches’ clinic on Wednesday at the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse and was the keynote speaker for John Lynch’s scholarship banquet Friday afternoon at the Broncos’ stadium.
“It’s important for me to be in the community,’’ said Joseph, a former University of Colorado back quarterback and NFL cornerback. “I’ve been gone from this place about 15 years, but it’s a great place to raise a family. Obviously, with youth sports--I have a 15-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old son, so I get it as far as the coaches and the parents commitment. It’s our future. It’s the kids.”
Joseph still has to win. In the head coaching business, everything is secondary to winning. Still, Joseph is using his high-profile platform for a great good.