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Monaco hopes his "tough style" will lead to more wins at Pima

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Monaco hopes his "tough style" will lead to more wins at Pima

By Kayla Anderson. CREATED Sep 3, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV)- Jim Monaco is in his first season as head football coach at Pima Community College, and he is ready to make a new identity for this program.

Monaco brings a new style, before becoming a coach he spent 20 years as a police officer in Tucson.

"In life, you hear that you have to be a good person. We don't always say or do the right things. You move on and try to correct them, and that's what I'm trying to get with them," said Monaco.

A part of Monaco's new agenda includes a 5:30 am wake up call for his players.

"Lots of people do it.  You've got to get up. You've got to be a good man. Be a good father, handle your business," said Monaco.

Offensive line coach Daniel Linden added, "He is so committed to what he is doing its almost like trying to pry a pit bull from a piece of meat."

What is raw are the student-athletes potential like sophomore Kendall Huey.

"You need a coach like that that can be on you at all times and make you what you can be until your full potential," said Huey.

The Aztecs are 1-1 on the season and will play Saturday on the road against New Mexico Military Institute.