Coach and Coordinator Podcast

Coach and Coordinator Podcast

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.

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May 16, 2024 23 mins
This Clinic Series episode is a segment from a 2015 COOL Clinic presentation with Bill Callahan, now the Offensive Line Coach for the Tennessee Titans. Coach Callahan shares his knowledge and expertise, discussing the impact of different offensive schemes and highlighting the importance of adapting to evolving trends in the game. He shares how he divides up run game preparation as well as the role of the assistant in bringing the h...
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In this inspiring episode of Kileleni: To the Summit presented by Global Football, we look at coaching excellence and leadership with Jeff Thorne, the national champion head coach of the North Central College Cardinals. Joined by guest host Patrick Steenberge, founder of Global Football, Coach Thorne shares his insights on effective communication, building a strong team culture, and the power of dreaming big while trusting in God's...
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Welcome to this special episode, presented by Lauren’s First and Goal Foundation, featuring the Head Coach of the Washington Commanders Dan Quinn. In this discussion, Coach Quinn shares his wisdom on leadership, coaching philosophy, and team development. The video version of this conversation is available on CoachTube for free. The entire Lauren’s First and Goal library of almost 500 courses is also available on CoachTube. These co...
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In this segment from the 2023 COOL Clinic, Scott Fuchs, the assistant offensive line coach for the Tennessee Titans, discusses his preference for the short-set technique in pass blocking. Coach Fuchs emphasizes the importance of effort over technique, highlighting how maximum effort on each play is crucial for success on the football field. He explains the concept of task versus result, focusing on the importance of understanding a...
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Former college football coach and sports broadcaster Houston Nutt discusses his upbringing in Little Rock, highlighting influential mentors and stressing the significance of adversity, accountability, and resilience in sports and life. He shares anecdotes of coaching successful teams through teamwork and dedication, mentioning leadership qualities in players like Darren McFadden. The conversation provides valuable lessons for coach...
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May 6, 2024 12 mins
Tim Kight died peacefully this past Saturday, May 4th. Tim was Founder and Chairman of Focus 3, a firm whose mission is to help companies around the world align the power of leadership, culture, and behavior to achieve exceptional results. A dynamic communicator, Tim focused on the critical factors that distinguish great organizations from average organizations. He delivered a powerful message on the behavior skills that accelerat...
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In this episode, Fran Johnson, offensive coordinator at Texas Wesleyan University, dives into the crucial aspects of commitment, consistency, and preparation in coaching. Coach Johnson shares insights from his nearly 20 years of experience in the field, emphasizing the value of loyalty to a program and the significance of building strong relationships with players, coaches, and staff. Additionally, he provides a detailed look into ...
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In this episode of Kileleni: To the Summit presented by Global Football, Tommy Tuberville, former college head coach and current U.S. Senator from Alabama, delves into emphasizing respect, teamwork, and mentorship in coaching. Tuberville shares personal stories of overcoming adversity and coaching young athletes on and off the field. He underlines the role of coaches as mentors and character developers while emphasizing the value o...
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Welcome to a special episode of Coach and Coordinator Podcast, presented by Lauren’s First and Goal, featuring an insightful conversation with Coach Lance Leipold. Coach Leipold shares his remarkable journey in coaching, from his early days at Wisconsin-Whitewater to his current role at Kansas. We discuss the challenges he faced, the strategies he implemented, and the successes he achieved along the way. Get ready to gain valuable ...
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Chad Murphy is the head coach at Winton Woods High School in Ohio – a 2021 state champion. In this episode, Coach Murphy dives into how to build a successful program through relationships, leadership, and sound systems for teaching the game. With a wealth of experience and deep passion for the game, Coach Murphy shares insights into his coaching philosophy, emphasizing the importance of love and developing strong team dynamics. We ...
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In this episode, Tom Herman, head coach at Florida Atlantic, discusses the impact of technology on coaching. Coach Herman delves into how advancements in technology have revolutionized game planning and in-game decision-making. He shares insights on utilizing analytics, real-time data, and innovative tools like Modern Football Technology to enhance coaching efficiency and player performance. Show Notes: Utilizing Technology in Co...
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In this episode of Kileleni: To the Summit presented by Global Football, we hear from Eastern Michigan University Head Coach Chris Creighton. Coach Creighton discusses the impact of mentors in his life, emphasizing the value of relationships with colleagues and players. He shares stories of his adventures with his teams, such as travel to Europe and Panama for service projects and games. He explains the importance of having a clear...
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In high school football, some programs stand out not only for their wins on the field but also for the values they instill in their players and coaches. Under the leadership of head coach Ryan Knowles, Sandpoint High School in Sandpoint, Idaho has built a program of significance through the principles of servant leadership. Coach Knowles' approach emphasizes serving others, creating a positive environment, and fostering growth amon...
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In this episode of our Champions series, we sit down with Coach Andy Lierman from Liberty North High School, the Class 6A champions in Missouri. Coach Lierman shares insights on the importance of connecting with players, his transition to a three-safety defense, and the journey to their first state championship.  Join us as we discuss the strategies, challenges, and lessons learned from Coach Lierman's successful coaching career. ...
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Patrick Steenberge, founder and CEO of Global Football, joins Coach and Coordinator Podcast to kick off the new series Kileleni: To the Summit. Patrick originally published these episodes back in 2020 and has granted us access to repurpose them for the Coach and Coordinator audience. He first joins Keith Grabowski in this episode to preview the series and its purpose. We know you will enjoy these timeless interviews with some of th...
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In this episode, Josh Sabinas, defensive coordinator at Merrillville High School in Indiana, joins us to share his defensive strategies enhanced by analytics. We explore how coaches utilize data-driven insights to optimize their defensive game plans. We also discuss the impact of tackle-for-loss statistics, efficiency rates, and other key analytics on defensive performance, and learn how these insights influence coaching philosophi...
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In this segment from the Lauren’s First and Goal Spring Series, PJ Fleck focuses on personal and professional development. Coach Fleck outlines the philosophy behind his "Row the Boat" mantra that embodies resilience and unity and shapes the culture of the team. Coach Fleck also provides valuable perspectives on coaching, leadership, and personal growth through insight on navigating challenges, building a strong team culture, and c...
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In this Champions Series episode, presented by Signature Championship Rings, we talk with a seven-in-a-row state champion with a special focus on embracing the uniqueness of each team and season. Steve Steele, head coach at Pierre Riggs High School in South Dakota, shares his wisdom and experiences from leading his team to seven consecutive state championships. We dig into the the key elements of success, the importance of team dyn...
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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”...
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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 deci...
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