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Daily Journal
     February 1, 2021      #72-32 KDJ

Sports Citizen of the Year: Kankakee's Grogan

By Cody Smith

Few coaches, if any, have affected the Kankakee community during the past 40-plus years like legendary Kankakee High School boys and girls swim coach Jo Grogan.

Dating all the way back to the mid-1960s, Grogan has inspired thousands of children and young adults with lessons that go far beyond the swimming pool, making her this year’s Daily Journal Sports Citizen of the Year.

“I think the biggest lessons I try out of all the coaching I’ve done is to try and teach these young swimmers how to be responsible and how to grow up,” Grogan ...

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