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Hurricane Katrina: The heart and soul of youth football

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Meet Coach Jubilee

Photograph By Rush Jagoe for ESPN

DJ Jubilee, the pioneer of "bounce," New Orleans' energetic, call-and-response style of hip-hop, goes by another name these days: Coach Jubilee. Head coach of the A.L. Davis Panthers in the Central City neighborhood, he mentored 13- and 14-year-old boys through the devastating post-Katrina seasons. "Kids open up when they play sports," he says. "It's where you find out the most about them, what kind of competitor they are, what they want to be. That age is the turning point in a kid's life."