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Richland Coach moving family to China

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RICHLAND, Wash, - Rick Redden's twenty-year coaching career has taken him all over the place, but never this far.
Tuesday, Redden resigned as Richland's football coach to take a job in China, working at an American school. He's teaching and coaching at Shekou International school near Hong Kong.  He'll teach P.E. and coach various sports. His wife, Michelle, will teach there as well.
"It's a wonderful opportunity to go overseas and experience life in a different atmosphere," he said. "i've always been in the spotlight. I've coached a lot of places. This is about giving my children good experiences."
Triplet sons,  Jacob, Brad and Derek, along with daughter McCall all play sports themselves. all seem pretty upbeat about moving to the Far East.
"It will be fun to go to China and walk on the Great Wall," said Jacob. "There's a strange language, there's no cars, but it'll be pretty fun to check out the place."
"Our kids will benefit and I'm looking forward to it," Michelle said. "I want to travel."
There is no American football--the Redden's favorite sport--but McCall has an idea.
"We'll invent it!" she said
They'll move this August, and hope to return to the states in a year or two. Redden wants to coach football when he returns.
"He'll find something," said Michelle. "They always need a good football coach somewhere, and we're willing to go wherever."."
They certainly have shown that to be true.