York High grad Bruce Arians to be featured on HBO show
- Bruce Arians will be featured on HBO's 'Real Sports with Bryant Gumble' at 10 Tuesday night.
- The York High graduate led the Arizona Cardinals to the NFC title game a year ago.
- It will be the second major profile piece on Arians in the past seven months.
York High graduate Bruce Arians is getting the star treatment — again.
The Arizona Cardinals head coach will be featured on a segment of "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" at 10 Tuesday night on HBO. The segment is titled "Bruce Almighty."
Andrea Kremer "sits down with the third-oldest NFL head coach, and learns that his unique, media-friendly personality is just part of what makes him the foremost 'players' coach' in the league today," according to a synopsis on the "Real Sports" website.
Just a few months back, in December, Arians was the subject of a hour-long profile piece on the NFL Network.
Arians bounced around the NFL and college coaching ranks, mostly as an assistant, for more than three decades. His only head coaching job, before 2012, was a stint at long-suffering Temple University in Philadelphia in the 1980s.
Arians was fired as the Pittsburgh Steelers' offensive coordinator in 2012, but he was subsequently hired by Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano. A few months later, when Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia, Arians became the interim head coach, assuming his first NFL head coaching job.
Arians, 63, was selected the AP Coach of the Year for his performance in Pagano's absence. That eventually earned him the head coaching job in Arizona. Arians took the Cardinals to the NFC title game last January, losing to Carolina, thanks largely to his "unique style and willingness to gamble," according to the "Real Sports" synopsis.