An ever-lasting bond: East Lake coach Bob Hudson and QB Pete DiNovo

“We talk once or twice a week,” Hudson said. “He’s gone away to college now. I’ve been in daily contact with him for three years, and it’s time for him to go away. He knows my number, if he needs anything.”

The two have grown closer with each year, and, no surprise, the Eagles football program’s rise has followed. The team advanced to the Regional Finals in back-to-back years on the right arm of DiNovo, and the clipboard of Hudson.
“Part of it is I call the plays and he’s the quarterback, and the second part is he’s just my leader all around,” said Hudson, who’s spent over a decade at East Lake. “We’ve built quite the relationship the past three years.”