Beyond Friday night lights, Chapman’s daily lunches make the most impact

San Diego Community College District Student Athlete Spotlight

Most people are connected by two separate paths that cross at the most opportune moments.

On one path sat Don Chapman, a still growing underclassman ready to take on the world at Lincoln.

And on the other path was Isaiah, a boy crossing into adulthood…being taken care of by his father…and Don’s defensive coordinator. A boy born with autism and eczema, a boy struggling to survive.

“I attribute most of Isaiah’s most significant development to my wife Lea, our daughters, and Isaiah’s school staff,” Scott Caitlin said. “I got him on the right track initially and they have stepped in and helped immensely.”

What Isaiah still needed were friends.

And that’s when those two paths met one another.

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