Chester County-Raised Buffalo Bills Coach Sean McDermott Praised for Compassionate Coaching

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Chester County-raised Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott is being recognized for his compassionate coaching, according to 6ABC.

Earlier this month, 24-year-old Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered from cardiac arrest and collapsed on the field in Cincinnati. He was resuscitated and rushed to the hospital.  

McDermott knew what he had to do, and after consulting with his team decided that it was best to stop the game entirely. For the next couple of weeks, McDermott split his time between the hospital with Hamlin and providing emotional support for his team.

McDermott’s former football coach at William & Mary, Jimmye Laycock, couldn’t be any more proud.  

“He showed that compassion, but he still showed that he was in charge,” said Laycock. “And I think that’s the thing: Some people will just give in, and he won’t give in to it.” 

“I am just so proud of him as a coach, and I’m more proud of him as a person,” he said. 

Damar Hamlin has since been discharged from the hospital and is recovering at home.  

Read more about the Chester County-raised coach on 6ABC.  

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