The Cairo Project -- a report by the students of the School of Journalism at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Coach Baldwin sound slide part 1 Coach Baldwin sound slide part 2 Coach Baldwin sound slide part 3 Coach Baldwin sound slide part 4

Soundslide by Jake Lockard.

Dean of students, athletic director, basketball coach -- those are the formal titles of Larry Baldwin, but to the students of Cairo High School, he is “Coach B.” Above all, Baldwin, a native of Cairo is a friend of, and positive role model for, the students of Cairo High. When Baldwin isn't busy coordinating schedules for Cairo's sports teams, or counseling students who have been written up for misbehaving, he walks the halls to make sure all of the students are on the right path. And when school isn't in session, it's not uncommon to see Baldwin patrolling the streets in his car, keeping his students out of trouble.