“Robert Mendez Jr. is one of thousands of high school football coaches across the United States. However, he is likely the only member of his peers that coaches his team without any limbs.
Mendez was born without any arms and legs due to the extremely rare disorder called tetra-amelia syndrome. Despite his challenges, he was able to become the head coach of the junior varsity football team at Prospect High School in Saratoga, Calif. The opportunity came after Mendez spent 12 seasons as an assistant coach.
ESPN profiled Mendez in a SportsCenter Featured piece, which debuted on Saturday morning. In the video below, Mendez details his inspiring journey of perseverance.”