The weeks Photographer's Journal video is titled "The Equipment Manager."
Clarence Van Ostrand Jr., 82, has been the equipment manager for the Auburn Enlarged City School District football program since 2002.
He greets the young players, who sheepishly enter his lair, with a "What's your problem?" in a deep, gravely voice. But underneath that gruff, cantankerous, former military tough guy persona is a gentle, kind soul. A man who takes pride in his job and whose number one concern is the safety of the players he outfits.