Mike Welch, the 2014 AFCA president and head coach of the Ithaca College football program, says there isn’t any “secret to success” when it comes to building a consistent winner. It starts with a supportive administration and three winning principles.
7 Keys For Maintaining Coaching Longevity – Bob Burt knows a thing or two about longevity in coaching. He has been a college and high school football coach for more than 50 seasons. Currently the head coach at Cypress High School in Hemet, Calif., Burt shares his best advice for today’s young coaches, so that they can embrace the personal satisfaction and professional success that leads to longevity in the sport.
Even when coaches work in high school or college settings alongside dozens of other coaches in the same athletics department, rarely is time set aside for regular or formal sharing of ideas. To keep improving as a coach look for ways to regularly connect with other coaches so you can exchange and test coaching ideas.
High school coaches are often under serious pressure to balance their teaching and coaching roles, all while succeeding in both places.
No matter what level of football you coach – whether it’s youth, high school, college or the pros – TCU head coach Gary Patterson says its critical for any coach to really understand who he is and what makes him tick if he wants to be successful.
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has created clear guidelines and expectations for behaviors that players must consistently display to be recognized as successful team members and leaders. He also has developed a comprehensive set of processes to promote the development and adherence to those desired behaviors. The system rewards more grownup behaviors with greater status and privileges befitting the increasingly mature individual.
Hiring the right assistant coaches has helped Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh create an elite organization. Climbing the ladder as an assistant helped him sharpen his edge when it came to finding the right assistant coach for the job.
A key element to success that University of St. Thomas (Minn.) head coach Glenn Caruso points to is his penchant for constant evaluation and recalculating his planned pathway whenever he hits a dead end or snag in the road.
If you’re brand new to coaching and want to find a way to break into the business, guess what? You’re gonna have to figure a lot out on your own.
The AFCA and the NCAA have partnered to create a prestigious program that identifies and trains premier, future leaders in the football coaching profession. The AFCA/NCAA 30 Under 30 Coaches Leadership Institute will take place on Sunday, January 10, at the 2016 AFCA Convention in San Antonio.
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) says that four new college football teams will take the field for the first time this season, increasing the number of schools among all NCAA divisions, the NAIA and independents offering football to 773, an all-time high.
Today, we’ll look at three effective methods for analyzing an opponent’s offense, breaking down the ways that they might attack your defense. Whether you decide to utilize one or all of these methods, hopefully, they will encourage you to re-think your offense.