Coach 360

Coach 360

Coach 360 is a podcast dedicated to helping high school coaches take their leadership to the next level. In each episode, we'll talk to high school coaches and athletic directors about topics like: developing culture, locker room management, character development, hiring staff, mental toughness, anger management, practice and preparation techniques, and more.

Episodes

April 25, 2022 20 min

Today we hang out with Coach Cody McGuire, Athletic Director of Bridge City ISD. He shares with us some of the foundational principles he has picked up along the way while playing and while coaching under his mentors. He also describes how he leverages his community members and the alumni to help build character with his athletes.

Connect with Coach McGuire at: 940-782-3961 or cody.mcguire@bridgecityisd.net

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Today we hang out with Coach Bill Elliott who has been with Celina for over 30 years. He shares with us lessons and values his mentors instilled in him, which he now instills in his athletes. We discuss the importance of submitting to authority and how the values of submission, empathy, and love can bring out the best in you and in your team.

Connect with Coach Chandler at: 469-742-9120 or billelliott@celinaisd.com

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Today we hang out with Coach Darren Chandler, a program-building Basketball Coach who took over as the Deer Park Athletic Director in 2018. Coach shares with us some of his tips and tactics for taking over and building successful programs. Coach also emphasizes the importance of a player-led program and just how much consistency really matters.

Connect with Coach Chandler at: DCHANDLER@dpisd.org

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Today we hang out with Coach Ojeda who is the brand new Athletic Coordinator and Head Football Coach at Aldine High School. Coach tells us about his journey to Aldine, what the transition has been like, and what he has been focused on in these first few weeks on the job. Coach highlights the importance of spending time to save time and he has implemented this idea both with his kids as well as personally in this transition. He also...

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Today we have Coach Jamie Boswell on the podcast. Coach comes at us with a deep wealth of knowledge after over 30 years coaching. He is 3 weeks into his new role at Andrews High school as the Athletic Director. Coach explains the value of mentors on our lives and careers. He encourages us to show up every day with a Full Cup and be ready to pour out every drop for our kids and athletes. This mentality requires us to be truly selfle...

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This weeks Episode we have coach Jerry Prieto, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Crosby ISD. Coach walks us through some of his foundational program principals and how he installs these every offseason with a one to two week character intensive with his athletes. Coach is constantly calling his players to focus on their purpose,  education, and keeping their priorities in order. He shares how this has translated to succe...

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Coach David Munoz is a new Head Football Coach and Athletic Coordinator at Irving High School. He is going on his 16th year of coaching. Coach Munoz saw first hand the power of building relationships and investing in kids when he and his mentor Coach Jason Tucker rebuilt a struggling program and made a deep play off run several years later. He said they didn't change the playbook, they changed the way they invested into their p...

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Coach Gerald Osborne is a State Championship Baseball Coach in Oklahoma and was inducted into the Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2015. Today we talk about what it takes to be a great leader, lessons he learned and has applied in his AD role, how character makes an impact on the field, and his beautiful take on humility.

Connect with Coach Osborne: osborneg@pryorschools.org

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Over the past 18 months, Mackey and the 2Words team have been asking students athletes from across the state of Texas about their experience with mental health, racial injustice, COVID frustrations, and the pressures facing teens today.

In this THSCA Coaching School Session, Mackey speaks on 5 Things Kids Wish Adults Knew (But Are Too Afraid Say).

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- How to remove the stigma of failure by defining what it means to fai...

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Coach Armando Jacinto was told "No" 25 times before he was finally told "Yes".

In this episode with the President of the Hispanic Texas High School Coaches Association and AD of Spring ISD, we talk with Coach Jacinto about his long road to success. From being guided into the coaching profession as a player, to struggling to land a job due to his ethnicity, to being inspired by a former player of his own to set his s...

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In our 300th episode (!!!), we hear from Johnny Ringo, Boys AD at Highland Park HS on how high expectations build high achievement. Coach Ringo talks about how character and sportsmanship allow their athletes to compete above their talent and become champions. We also hear about balancing career aspirations with today's work and the importance of remaining present and enjoying the impact you can make right where you are.

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"Deep down, our players want discipline. They want accountability."

Chris Dudley, AC at Cinco Ranch HS, builds TRUST in his program with clear and consistent communication; "Aggressively over communicating" is how he puts it. With that trust in place, he is then able to hold his athletes to clear standards that set them up to succeed on the field and off as they learn to sign their name to something worthwhile and l...

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"We don't get this day back, and neither do our kids."

When our kids are with us, we want that to be the best part of their day. In this episode with Kody Groves, AD at Mesquite ISD, we zoom in to hear about his motivation to give his absolute best for the athletes in his program, knowing that they only come through the program once. Then we zoom out to his role as district AD and recognize that giving our daily best is...

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"We do all we can, for as many as we can, for as long as we can."

In this episode with Todd Vesely, Executive Director of Athletics for Fort Worth ISD, we dive into the building blocks of what he describes as a "culture of improvement based on relationships and conversations." No single tool will ever be enough, but a culture that seeps into all departments can give life to a community. Though sometimes it may feel ...

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"Discipline is the bridge between peaks of motivation."

Whether it's tucked in shirts or being on-time, DISCIPLINE is the vehicle that carries us when our motivation has dried up. In this episode, Diane Wilson, Volleyball Coach at Eaton HS, walks us through building the trait of discipline through small, consistent expectations. She doesn't stop there. We then learn about Relationship Banks: catching our athletes do...

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"Don't underestimate the time that needs to be spent on building behaviors that make people successful."

In this episode with David Collins, AC and Head Football Coach at Pearce HS, we explore how culture drives BEHAVIOR and how "well trained" goes far beyond simple X's and O's. Coach Collins casts his VISION to have every athlete fulfill their potential and become, in his words, ELITE. He then unpacks t...

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"It sounds cliche but, for us, the biggest thing is academics."

In this episode with Merdith Shaw-Moore, Girls Coordinator and Volleyball Coach at Shoemaker HS, we dive into the cliche of focusing on academics and how grades can be a jumping off point into teaching character and life-maturity. She takes us through her Accountability Board, Team Tutoring, and a host of other dirt-level strategies you can employ to help your ...

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"The mind is everything. What we think we become."

Coach Brian Randle knows this is true, especially for athletes today. That's why he has his football team lie on the weight room floor, close their eyes, and visualize their success both on the field and off. "My job is to get kids out of their own way, to help them find their purpose and get fired up about it." In this episode, we dive into Coach Randle's 3...

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1. Faith 2. Family 3. Academics 4. Football

These are the priorities of a Jenks HS athlete. And putting these into practice is paying off to the tune of 17 Oklahoma State Championships! So our ears are up to see what we can learn. In this episode, Coach Keith Riggs talks about the importance of building men and the job satisfaction that gives him. He dives into core principles of their success and being the benefactor of a great cu...

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Before there is trust, effort, and a run-through-a-brick-wall-for-you commitment, there is LOVE. 

This episode with Devon Mann, Head Football Coach and A.D. at Santo ISD, hinges upon love. Not a Valentines Day feels love, but a Day One, Unconditional Choice to love and want the best for your athletes. From there, we range widely, hearing about keys to success for first-year coaches, the difference between a GOAL and a MISSION, runn...

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