Charleston Catholic athletic director Bill Gillispie does not have a modified 1981 DeLorean sitting in his garage.
But sometimes when he checks out the Irish middle school girls soccer team, he is taken back in time.
That's because the man patrolling the sidelines for Catholic this year walks, talks and, most importantly, coaches just like the man that did in the early 2000s.
The man in the present is Zach Bogan, a Catholic and Wake Forest graduate who played for the Irish and was a team manager for the Demon Deacons basketball team.
The man in the past was his father, Jeff Bogan, under whom Zach played for a majority of his youth.
"First, they just look so much alike," Gillispie said. "Their teams back then and now have a lot of things in common, but they are both very disciplined and very fundamentally sound. They might not have superstars, but they work very well as a team. It's a reflection of how his dad coached him, and he's taken a lot of principles from his coaching."
Gillispie went on to reminisce about how well Jeff was liked by his players and the Charleston Catholic community, sentiments echoed by Zach.
"Every coach has his own playing style," Zach Bogan said. "How you generally treat your players and how your demeanor is on the sideline and at practice I got from dad. He was always laid back, never yelling at us. Even if upset with us, he would talk to us like we were people and it wasn't like he was talking down to us. I try to stay laid back and let the girls have as much fun as possible."
Indeed, Zach and his teammates enjoyed playing for Jeff Bogan, and those good times lasted until 2002, Zach's 8th-grade year.
In the middle of that soccer season, Jeff, who was 39 at the time, lost a 16-year battle with a brain tumor, leaving a team and a son in emotional disarray.
Still, Zach and his teammates voted to play a game against Hayes on the same day as Jeff's passing, and Gillispie, just a couple of years into his duties as athletic director at the time, said it remains one of the most memorable nights of his career.
"It was absolutely phenomenal," Gillispie said. "If you're in the Charleston Catholic community and you kind of knew what was going on that night and that day, I guarantee everybody in the stands that was aware, it brought a tear to their eye."
The evening culminated in Zach registering his first goal of the season in a 6-2 win for the Irish. Though he was a defender, Zach was moved to forward toward the end of the game to help him follow through on a promise he had made.
Now 10 years removed, the night seems as fresh as it ever has in the 23-year-old's mind.