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“Calvin was always really attentive and he always took advice,” Donerson said. “He never said, /\x27/I know this’ or /\x27/I already know that,” and I told him to take the job because even if it didn’t work out, he could always come back and be an assistant coach at Dominguez,” Donerson said. “I knew he’d be a good head coach because of how he coached our freshman team. “He didn’t have a staff, he coached them all by himself and the kids were extremely disciplined. For the first time ever, I never had to go down to the freshman field and check up on them. It brings a great deal of pleasure to me to watch Coach Bryant succeed. I knew Calvin was going to turn Compton around, I just didn’t think it was going to be this fast.” Not that the Dons are any slouches themselves. Far from it, in fact. In his 23rd year at Dominguez, Donerson has the Dons playing better than ever. Last week, Dominguez, which is ranked second in CIF Division III and looking to win its first CIF championship since 1996, beat Poly 39-37 in overtime. Ironically, many of the seniors that helped in the win against the Jackrabbits, Bryant coached as freshman. “It’s going to be special and tough at the same time coaching against Coach Donerson and those guys that played for me,” Bryant said. “Coach D talks about us being good but let me tell you, I know how good Dominguez is. “I’m just grateful that I got to be a part of Coach D’s staff for two years because everybody there treated me great. Only a few lucky people get to be around Coach D every day and you can’t help but learn from him while you’re there.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After being an assistant coach under Donerson for two seasons, Bryant has turned the Compton program around and tonight, he’ll try to beat his friend and mentor when the Tarbabes (4-0) play the Dons (3-1) at 7 p.m. at Dominguez High, with city bragging rights on the line. “Coach Bryant will try to tell you that they still have a long way to go and that they just want to compete every week, but don’t let him fool you, they’re for real,” Donerson said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Four years ago, Bryant coached the Dons’ freshman team and guided it to a 10-0 season. One year later, he was promoted to the Dons’ running backs coach and after the 2003 season, the head coaching job at Compton became available. Bryant, however, was hesitant about applying for the job because the Tarbabes hadn’t qualified for the playoffs since 1984 and the program was in shambles. “I was questioning if Compton was the right place for me,” Bryant said. “You always want the right opportunity to show what you (can) do, but Coach Donerson changed my mind and told me to take the job. “He said there’s no such thing as a right opportunity and for me to take something that wasn’t anything and to make something out of it.” Bryant has done that and more. After going 0-10 in his first year, the Tarbabes are unbeaten this season. In their Moore League opener last week, they crushed Wilson 41-21 behind a strong running attack that looks similar to the one Donerson runs at Dominguez. On Wednesday, Dominguez High football coach Willie Donerson went over to Compton High’s campus to renew a friendship with Tarbabes coach Calvin Bryant that dates back 10 years. Around 3:30 p.m., Donerson had to leave, but before he did, he made sure to tell Bryant that he wished he could have stayed longer in order to watch them practice.