Coach and Coordinator Podcast

Coach and Coordinator Podcast

Keith Grabowski
Keith Grabowski interviews the most knowledgeable head coaches, coordinators, and position coaches from professional, college, and high school football. Keith and his guests discuss the philosophy, concepts, schemes, and strategies that they have learned throughout their careers. Each show includes a specific idea that can be applied to help coaches at every level find the winning edge.
Clinic Series: Finish and Steal Energy – Garrett Tujague, Offensive Line Coach, NC State
In this clinic segment, Coach Tujague shares insights and strategies related to offensive line play. He emphasizes the importance of attributes like toughness and selflessness in players. He discusses teaching methods, including utilizing technology for coaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, and emphasizes the need for continuous learning and adaptation in coaching practices. He finishes up with a concept he calls “stealing energy” from opponents to gain a physical advantage in the 4th quarter. Show Notes: Introduction and Purpose of the Clinic Importance of Toughness and Leadership Teaching Progressions during COVID Key Points for Efficient Run Blocking Importance of Stance and Productivity Rules for Handling Unexpected Situations Protocol for Player Execution on the Field Mantra for Feet, Hands, Hat in Gameplay Strategy of Stealing Energy from Opponents Winning Edge Get access to this and all the talks from Lauren’s First and Goal Clinic, plus the Spring Series Sessions which begin April 10th with Minnesota Head Coach PJ Fleck. Upcoming sessions include Kansas Head Coach Lance Leipold and Washington Commanders Head Coach Dan Quinn.  Link to Lauren’s First and Goal Premium Memberships: LFGF Premium Membership LFGF Premium Staff Membership Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 9
16 min
The Art of Play Calling – Dub Maddox, Offensive Coordinator, Union High School (OK)
Dub Maddox, Union High School Offensive Coordinator and the Creator of R4, joins the podcast to discuss the challenges and strategies involved in becoming a successful play caller. From learning through failures to leveraging analytics, Coach Maddox shares valuable insights and practical tips for honing your play-calling skills. In this episode, Coach Maddox uncovers the key traits of top play callers, the role of analytics in decision-making, and the unique R4 framework for enhancing play-calling efficiency. Plus, discover what you can expect from Dub's comprehensive course, "The Art of Play Calling," designed to elevate your understanding and execution of play calling in the game of football. Show Notes: Challenges of Making Decisions on Game Day Importance of Learning Through Failure Top Traits of Successful Play Callers Harnessing Analytics for Game-Day Decisions Decision-Making Under Pressure Key Analytics Affecting Winning Outcomes How to 10x the Perfect Play Call Workflow for Creating a Play-Call Sheet The Winning Edge Follow Dub Maddox on Twitter/X @CoachDubMaddox. For more information on "The Art of Play Calling", visit:  https://www.r4footballsystem.com/products/r4-the-art-of-play-calling USE the code R415 to save 15%. Thank you for supporting our partners: Learn More about Modern Football Technology (an R4 partner as well): Battle-tested, Modern Football’s platform provides real-time self-scout and opponent tendencies, while eliminating manual tagging into HUDL, DV Sport, and XOS. Trusted by teams at every level, see how top coaches leverage this platform for in-game decision making and play-calling success. To book a demo, visit www.teammofo.com/demo. Mention Coach and Coordinator Podcast or use the coupon code CC10 when signing up for a demo to receive 10% off your first year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 8
34 min
Culture OS - Series Wrap-up
In our final episode of the Culture OS Series, Rob Pomazak and Keith Grabowski shares the key takeaways and common threads running throughout the series focusing on aspects of mission, vision, purpose and trust. They review highlight segments from each coach interviewed in the series: Matt Drinkall, Kyle Ralph, Derek Leonard, Anthony Shiffman, Brad Spencer, and Alex Golesh. Show Notes: Introduction to Culture Operating System Wrapping up the Culture OS series Mission, Vision, and Purpose Discussion Importance of Trust in Culture Competency and Excitement on Fridays Understanding and Pushing Players Be Who You Say You Are - Trust and Accountability Self-Reflection and Introspection Series Episodes: Culture OS Series Kickoff Matt Drinkall. Offensive Line Coach, Army Kyle Ralph, Head Coach, New Palestine HS (IN) Derek Leonard, Head Coach, Rochester HS (IL) Tony Shiffman, Head Coach, Waterford HS (WI) Brad Spencer, Head Coach, North Central College Alex Golesh, Head Coach, South Florida Episodes with Rob Pomazak: Giving Your Players a Madden Rating to Help Development What I Learned in My First 10 Years as a Head Coach Remote Learning and the Four Quadrant Plan Adjusting and Adapting the Season During Covid  The Head Coach and Coordinator Dynamic Coach Pomazak’s Resources here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 5
42 min
Champions: Creating Competition and Confidence – Andy Capone, Head Coach, Weddington High School (NC)
In this episode, we sit down with Andy Capone, the head coach of Weddington High School in North Carolina and a four-time state champion. With a track record of success, a commitment to developing leadership, and a culture of competition within his team, Coach Capone has elevated his program to an elite level. He shares insight into his coaching philosophy, offseason strategies, and the keys to sustaining success at that elite level. Show Notes: Building Leadership and Competitiveness in Players Importance of Competing and Winning in All Aspects Drafting Teams and Fostering Competition Observing Players' Reactions to Challenges Coaching Through Growth Mindset and Competition Summer Practices and Focus on Football Skills Detailed Schedule and Structure of Summer Training Emphasis on Special Teams and Player Development Trusting Assistant Coaches and Maintaining Staff Continuity Follow Andy Capone on Twitter/X @coachcaponewhs. Follow All We Are Doing: Follow us on Twitter/X @CoachKGrabowski. Sign-up for our weekly newsletter. Thank you for supporting our partners: Learn More about Signature Championship Rings: Signature Championship Rings is a leading designer and supplier of championship rings, serving over 10,000 teams and organizations. With a focus on quality craftsmanship, easy team ordering processes, and affordability, Signature Champions celebrate every champion and their achievements, making their moment last a lifetime. For more information, visit www.signaturechampions.com/podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 4
31 min
The Power of Vision - Andrew DiDonato, Head Coach, Grove City College
In this clinic series episode, we share a segment of the D3 Top 25 clinic with the head coach of Grove City College, Andrew DiDonato.  Coach DiDonato shares the transformative journey that was built around the vision that they created/ Coach DiDonato's unwavering commitment to a clear vision propelled his football program from adversity to triumph, leading to remarkable achievements such as a historic 10-0 season and conference championships.  He shares valuable insights on the power of vision in leadership and his example teaches how it can keep you focused, fueled, and ultimately drive you towards success. This is the strategic approach taken at program, unit, and positional levels to achieve excellence. He tells the story of the profound impact of living by the why, not the what, in pursuit of greatness.  Show Notes: The importance of vision Three things a vision does Understanding the definition of vision Staying focused on the vision How vision fuels progress Working towards sustained success Winning Edge Andrew DiDonato’s Entire Presentation: The Power of Vision: from 0-10 to 10-0 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 2
33 min
Overcoming Struggles and Seeking Growth – Kurt Warner, Hall of Fame Quarterback
In this episode, Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner shares insights from his personal journey and lessons learned along the way, highlighting the importance of overcoming struggles, seeking guidance, and not giving up on dreams. The discussion delves into the significance of mentors, positive self-talk, and the inspiration behind Kurt's project, QB Confidential. Kurt emphasizes the importance of making knowledge accessible and understanding the "why" behind coaching decisions. The episode also explores challenges in coaching information, the comprehensive curriculum approach, and the importance of mastering details. Kurt emphasizes the value of repetition and skill building, teaching through stories, and continuous learning and improvement. This conversation is a treasure trove of insights for coaches and players alike, offering valuable lessons from one of the game's greatest quarterbacks. Show Notes Personal Journey and Lessons Overcoming Struggles Handling Struggles and Growth Importance of Mentors Seeking Guidance and Feedback Not Giving Up on Dreams Importance of Positive Self-Talk Significance of Asking Questions Inspiration Behind QB Confidential Making Knowledge Accessible Importance of Understanding the "Why" Challenges in Coaching Information Comprehensive Curriculum Approach Importance of Mastering Details Importance of Repetition and Skill Building Teaching Through Stories Continuous Learning and Improvement Community Engagement and Mentorship Winning Edge Follow Kurt Warner on Twitter/X @kurt13warner. Follow QB Confidential @QBConfidential and https://qbconfidential.com/. Thank you for supporting our partners: Learn More about Modern Football Technology: Battle-tested, Modern Football’s platform provides real-time self-scout and opponent tendencies, while eliminating manual tagging into HUDL, DV Sport, and XOS. Trusted by teams at every level, see how top coaches leverage this platform for in-game decision making and play-calling success. To book a demo, visit www.teammofo.com/demo. Mention Coach and Coordinator Podcast or use the coupon code CC10 when signing up for a demo to receive 10% off your first year. Learn More about Signature Championship Rings: Signature Championship Rings is a leading designer and supplier of championship rings, serving over 10,000 teams and organizations. With a focus on quality craftsmanship, easy team ordering processes, and affordability, Signature Champions celebrate every champion and their achievements, making their moment last a lifetime. For more information, visit www.signaturechampions.com/podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 1
42 min
Champions: Strategic Operations – Greg Vandagriff, Head Coach, Prince Avenue Christian School (GA)
In this installment of our Champions Series, presented by Signature Championship Rings, Greg Vandagriff, head coach at Prince Avenue Christian School, shares insights into his program's operations that have resulted in three state championships in the last four years. Coach Vandagriff discusses strength and conditioning, player substitutions, and game management for success in critical moments. He also emphasizes offensive strategies and the importance of team culture and values, as well as stresses the coach's role in creating a positive experience for the team and community. Show Notes: Unprecedented Success at Prince Avenue Celebrating Seasons at Prince Avenue Strategic Operations for Winning Quarters Transitioning to High-Scoring Offense Impactful Quick Game Strategies Cultivating Leaders in the Program Father-Son Dinner Tradition Creating a Memorable Life Experience Follow Greg Vandagriff on Twitter/X @GVandagriff. Follow All We Are Doing: Follow us on Twitter/X @CoachKGrabowski. Sign-up for our weekly newsletter. Thank you for supporting our partners: Learn More about Signature Championship Rings: Signature Championship Rings is a leading designer and supplier of championship rings, serving over 10,000 teams and organizations. With a focus on quality craftsmanship, easy team ordering processes, and affordability, Signature Champions celebrate every champion and their achievements, making their moment last a lifetime. For more information, visit www.signaturechampions.com/podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29
37 min
Culture OS – Alex Golesh, Head Coach, University of South Florida
Alex Golesh recounts his journey from high school coaching to leading the University of South Florida, emphasizing player-focused and process-driven programs over results. He discusses the challenges and rewards of leadership, work-life balance, elite behavior standards, and the importance of a relentless focus on the process for long-term success. Show Notes: Reflections on the Coaching Journey Transition to Head Coach at USF Importance of Player-Centric Approach Establishing Elite Standards Implementing Process-Driven Culture Building Success at Tennessee Handling Difficult Conversations Balancing Building vs. Sustaining Success Navigating from Good to Great Winning Edge Follow Alex Golesh on Twitter/X @CoachGolesh. Additional Episode with Alex Golesh: The Effort and Energy to Excel Additional Culture OS Episodes: Brad Spencer, Head Coach, North Central College Derek Leonard, Head Coach, Rochester HS (IL) Kyle Ralph, Head Coach, New Palestine High School (IN) Related Episodes with Rob Pomazak: Giving Your Players a Madden Rating to Help Development What I Learned in My First 10 Years as a Head Coach Remote Learning and the Four Quadrant Plan Adjusting and Adapting the Season During Covid  The Head Coach and Coordinator Dynamic Additional Coach Pomazak Resources: Coaching by Design: Complete Guide to Program Development Thank you for supporting our partners: Learn More about Modern Football Technology: Battle-tested, Modern Football’s platform provides real-time self-scout and opponent tendencies, while eliminating manual tagging into HUDL, DV Sport, and XOS. Trusted by teams at every level, see how top coaches leverage this platform for in-game decision making and play-calling success. To book a demo, visit www.teammofo.com/demo. Mention Coach and Coordinator Podcast or use the coupon code CC10 when signing up for a demo to receive 10% off your first year. Learn More about Signature Championship Rings: Signature Championship Rings is a leading designer and supplier of championship rings, serving over 10,000 teams and organizations. With a focus on quality craftsmanship, easy team ordering processes, and affordability, Signature Champions celebrate every champion and their achievements, making their moment last a lifetime. For more information, visit www.signaturechampions.com/podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27
45 min
Philosophy and Tips for Game Planning and Play Calling – Jordan Neal, Head Coach, McMurry University
In this presentation segment given by McMurry University Head Jordan Neal at the D3 Top 25 Clinic, we explore the intricacies of developing an offensive game plan. Coach Neal draws from his coaching experience at Hendrix College and McMurry University. Neal stresses prioritizing the run game, understanding team strengths and weaknesses, and adapting to opponents' defensive strategies. Emphasis is placed on coaching what you know, adapting during games, and optimizing play calling for first downs and third-down efficiency. This clinic segment provides a checklist of things to think about while Coach Neal also drops some important details on how to put together a game plan and approach calling plays on game day. Show Notes: Developing a Tight Protocol for Communication Weekly Game Goals for Offensive Balance Taking Shots Down the Field Having Answers for Defensive Blitzes Focused Practice Reps for O-Line and Tight Ends Intense Skill Player Competition Day Blitz Period and Screen Draw Period Detailed Practice Plan for Thursday/Friday Simulating Game Flow for Realistic Preparation Follow All We Are Doing: Follow us on Twitter/X @CoachKGrabowski. Sign-up for our weekly newsletter. Thank you for supporting our partners: Learn More about Modern Football Technology: Battle-tested, Modern Football’s platform provides real-time self-scout and opponent tendencies, while eliminating manual tagging into HUDL, DV Sport, and XOS. Trusted by teams at every level, see how top coaches leverage this platform for in-game decision making and play-calling success. To book a demo, visit www.teammofo.com/demo. Mention Coach and Coordinator Podcast or use the coupon code CC10 when signing up for a demo to receive 10% off your first year. Learn More about Signature Championship Rings: Signature Championship Rings is a leading designer and supplier of championship rings, serving over 10,000 teams and organizations. With a focus on quality craftsmanship, easy team ordering processes, and affordability, Signature Champions celebrate every champion and their achievements, making their moment last a lifetime. For more information, visit www.signaturechampions.com/podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26
29 min
The Go-Go Offense – Brennan Marion, Offensive Coordinator, UNLV
Brennan Marion, the offensive coordinator at UNLV, joins us to discuss the “Go-Go Offense”. He explores the origins and evolution of the offense, emphasizing its strategic approach to combine the option game with a strong passing attack. Coach Marion highlights the importance of adapting the offense to players' strengths and shares his coaching journey, emphasizing continuous learning and adaptation. Marion introduces the concept of the five Vs in the Go-Go Offense and focuses on team culture, player development, and maximizing talent. We dig into recruiting based on skill set, effective communication, and creating a supportive environment for players. Then we wrap up the conversation by underlining the importance of togetherness, love, and selflessness among players for team success, expressing optimism for the future of the UNLV Rebels. Show Notes: Introduction to the Go-Go Offense Transition to Coaching at UNLV The Five Vs in the Go-Go Offense Maximizing Skill Sets in High School Football Recruiting Strategy Shift Importance of Love for Teammates in Offense Winning Edge Additional Episodes with Brennan Marion: Building Your Position Room Creator of the Go-Go Offense Follow All We Are Doing: Follow us on Twitter/X @CoachKGrabowski. Sign-up for our weekly newsletter. Thank you for supporting our partners: Learn More about Modern Football Technology: Battle-tested, Modern Football’s platform provides real-time self-scout and opponent tendencies, while eliminating manual tagging into HUDL, DV Sport, and XOS. Trusted by teams at every level, see how top coaches leverage this platform for in-game decision making and play-calling success. To book a demo, visit www.teammofo.com/demo. Mention Coach and Coordinator Podcast or use the coupon code CC10 when signing up for a demo to receive 10% off your first year. Learn More about Signature Championship Rings: Signature Championship Rings is a leading designer and supplier of championship rings, serving over 10,000 teams and organizations. With a focus on quality craftsmanship, easy team ordering processes, and affordability, Signature Champions celebrate every champion and their achievements, making their moment last a lifetime. For more information, visit www.signaturechampions.com/podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25
36 min
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