• Dwayne Johnson recalls his first encounter with Jodi Cwik
  • The actor said "I thought he was gonna deck the s--t outta of me"
  • He said the meeting changed the course of his life

Dwayne Johnson paid tribute to his late football coach Jodi Cwik on Thursday and recalled the moment when he "acted like a real a---hole."

The 48-year-old retired professional wrestler and former football player took to Instagram on Thursday to share a scene from the latest episode of "Young Rock" sitcom, which is based on his real life.

"The handshake that changed my life," he captioned. "I was 15yrs old and just moved to Bethlehem, PA and just started attending Freedom High School."

"Within a month I’d already been arrested as well as suspended for fighting," he added. "I had an incident with a teacher/football coach named Jodi Cwik in the teachers lounge where we almost came to blows."

"I acted like a real a----le to him, so the next day I found him so I could apologize eye to eye and face to face," he continued.

"When he wouldn't let my hand go, I thought he was gonna deck the s--t outta of me," he recalled. "but instead he said something to me that would forget [sic] change the course of life."

He also thanked his coach and wrote, "Rest In Peace, coach Cwik and thank you for believing in that 15yr old punk kid."

In another Instagram post, the actor thanked coach Cwik for "the second chance."

Johnson has been actively sharing updates about the sitcom and also from his upcoming superhero movie, "Black Adam."

Last month, Johnson revealed "James Bond" fame Pierce Brosnan had joined the cast of "Black Adam" and will portray Dr. Fate in the movie.

"Such a pleasure to announce the final member of our #JusticeSociety, the bad a-- statesman, Mr @PierceBrosnanOfficial as the iconic and all knowing, DR. FATE," he posted. "I'm grateful to have such a talented, diverse and hungry cast. The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change."

Johnson will also feature in the popular franchise, "Fast & Furious 9," which is slated to release on June 25. The movie stars Vin Diesel, John Cena and Michelle Rodriguez.

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, pictured at Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony honoring his star in Hollywood, California on Dec. 17, 2017, could be a potential celebrity who will run for President in 2020. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images