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Damon West M.S. in Criminal Justice with a Life-Sentence on Parole, Addiction, Recovery and Behavioral Health Advocate
WFAA Original: From the 'Uptown Burglar' to 'coffee bean' motivator of college football national champs
A man sentenced to 65 years in prison, after a series of burglaries in the Uptown neighborhood of Dallas, will instead be an invited guest at Monday's college football national championship game. And now, as a motivational speaker and a best-selling author, he'd like to tell you the same redemption story that is fueling the Clemson Tigers. "I was a bad guy, a scumbag," Damon West told me as we drove through the neighborhoods he used to prey on more than a decade ago.
Damon West talks about the 5 ways to being a coffee bean daily.
Damon West's commencement speech at Lamar University on May 17, 2019. Video courtesy of Michael Orta, Justin DeYoung and LAmar University
Damon West shared his Coffee Bean message with Clemson football on 8/5/19 and Dabo Swinney endorses him. Dabo bought Damon's book for every player on the team.
Damon West's presentation to Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide.