USA Football Coach and Coordinator Podcast

USA Football Coach and Coordinator Podcast

USA Football's Keith Grabowski interviews the most knowledgable 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.... Show More

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Behind the scenes of every football program are an army of individuals that work to help football programs across the country succeed on gamedays. Serving as the Assistant Director of Recruiting and as an Offensive Quality Control coach at Kansas State University, Drew Liddle uses research and analytics behind the scenes to help achieve victories. After playing for five seasons as an offensive lineman at Kansas State, Liddle transi... Read more

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Coach Josh Lindke has learned a lot during his young career. In this continuation of our "All In On Offense" series, we listen to the life experiences of Toledo Central Catholic's passing game coordinator and quarterback coach Josh Lindke. Hear how Coach Lindke took advantage of every opportunity presented to him, and how he used that knowledge to better help his quarterbacks improve. 0:19 Intro 1:15 History of Tolde... Read more

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On this episode of the Coach and Coordinator podcast, we feature part of USA Football’s “Inside the Program” series. Coach Steve Specht, has been the head coach at St. Xavier High School (Ohio), since 2004. During his tenure Coach Specht has led the Bombers to three state championships and he also was named NFL High School Coach of the Year as well. Putting your coaching staff together is a very crucial element in building a footba... Read more

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This is the weekly breakdown of USA Football’s Coach and Coordinator Podcast Series by Keith Grabowski. These short clips highlight tidbits of what each episode from this week’s lineup featured. Tune in and hear various guests offer their football expertise and analysis. Highlights from this week on the Coach and Coordinator Podcast: - Dan Hatman: Scouting Academy - All In On Offense- Steve Rapp, Wise High School (Md.) - The Hom... Read more

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On this episode of the Coach and Coordinator Podcast, your host Keith Grabowski continues our Deep Dive on Defense series with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's defensive coordinator Jeff Dittman. Hear how Coach Dittman helps instruct, disguise, and execute multiple formations and looks in his defensive scheme at RPI. 0:20 Intro 0:46 Coach Dittman’s background 2:40 RPI’s defensive scheme 4:27 Multiple but simple scheme 7:56 B... Read more

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On this edition of the Coach and Coordinator podcast, your host Keith Grabowski invites Southside High School (Ark) head football coach Kenny Simpson onto the show. Coach Simpson has run numerous football programs during his career, and he compiled all of the guidance that he garnered over his career in his new book “Find A Way: What I Wish I Knew When I Became A Head Football Coach.” This is great opportunity for head coaches lear... Read more

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On this episode of the Coach and Coordinator Podcast, former University of Wisconsin tight end and Brookefield Central High School (Wis.) head coach Joel Nellis hosts one of our featured series: “The Home Team Podcast.” Our guest for this edition of the Home Team Podcast is Camp Point Central High School (ILL.) head football coach Brad Dixon. In addition to leading the football program, Coach Dixon also presides as the head boys tr... Read more

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On this episode of the Coach and Coordinator Podcast, we continue our “All In On Offense” series. Tune in as your host Keith Grabowski interviews Wise High School’s assistant head coach and offensive coordinator, Steve Rapp. A four-time state champion, Coach Rapp delves into the intricacies and trends off offenses at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. 0:20 Intro 1:13 Coach Rapp’s background 2:24 Learning the ga... Read more

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January 13, 2020 38 min

On this episode of the Coach and Coordinator Podcast, your host Keith Grabowski invites Dan Hatman, the director of the Scouting Academy, onto the show. A former NFL scout for the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Giants, and the New York Jets, Dan Hatman has a vast amount of experience to share with his students. With 36 alumni currently working in the NFL and 115 alumni also operating in college football, Dan Hartman’s Scouting A... Read more

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This is the weekly breakdown of USA Football’s Coach and Coordinator Podcast Series by Keith Grabowski. These short clips highlight snippets of what the episodes from the week feature and the different guests on the show. Highlights from this week on Coach and Coordinator: - Best of NFL Coaches and Players Part 2 - Best of the Leadership Journey Season 3 with Brian Knight - PJ Fleck, University of Minnesota- Creating an Elite Cu... Read more

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To start off our new “All In On Offense” series, your host Keith Grabowski invited Linfield College’s co-offensive coordinators Aaron Boehme and Brett Elliott onto the Coach and Coordinator podcast. Listen in as Boehme and Elliott assess what factors and decisions played a part in helping make Linfield College the nation leader in passing yards during the 2019 season. Both coordinators also discuss their own chemistry as co-offensi... Read more

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On this episode of the Coach and Coordinator podcast, your host Keith Grabowski begins the first part of the Deep Dive on Defense series and welcomes University of Findlay’s defensive coordinator Jason Makrinos onto the show. Throughout the episode Makrinos breaks down various defensive schemes, coaching reinforcement tactics, and he also illustrates the art of creating takeaways on defense. 0:20 Intro 1:10 Jason Makrinos backgro... Read more

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University of Minnesota head football coach PJ Fleck introduces his seminar on culture at the 2019 USA Football National Conference in Orlando. In his address, Coach Fleck highlights the importance of "People, Purpose, and Process." Through these pillars, Coach Fleck then gives insight into how to properly create a culture for your own program.

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Leadership Journey Season 3 If you expect it from your athletes you better live it as a coach. Practicing the principles that you are trying to preach to them. Managing your emotions and behaviors as a man and setting the example for your team. Live the standards that you demand from your players. https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/leadership-journey-living-the-standard-we-set?in=user-804678956/sets/the-leadership-journey-se... Read more

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January 6, 2020 47 min

NFL Players and Coaches - Part 2 Rocky Seto, Super Bowl Champion coach, FBS National Championship Coach, former Assistant Head Coach, Seattle Seahawks: What defines you? How to set priorities in a demanding profession. Jack Mewhort, Retired Indianapolis Colts Offensive Lineman: How his best coaches taught him to play the game. Chris Manhertz, Tight End, Carolina Panthers: The best way a coach can help his players. Jim Arthur, St... Read more

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NFL Coaches & Players - Part 1 Today’s podcast features parts of keynotes speeches from USA Football’s National Conference. Trent Dilfer played 14 seasons in the NFL. He is best known as the starting quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens during their Super Bowl-winning season in 2000 and his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Dilfer was named the Head Football Coach at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. Trent Dilfer: ... Read more

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January 2, 2020 37 min

Best of Smart Coaching - Part 2 Today on the Coach and Coordinator podcast we highlight the series “Smart Coaching” with Dr. Brian Gearity and Dr. Clayton Kuklick, professors of sport coaching at the University of Denver. Dr. Gearity has been the director of the Master of Arts in Sport Coaching program at Denver since 2014. Before teaching at Denver, Dr. Gearity spent five years at the University of Southern Mississippi as an ass... Read more

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December 31, 2019 33 min

Best of Smart Coaching - Part 1 Today on the Coach and Coordinator podcast we highlight the series “Smart Coaching” with Dr. Brian Gearity and Dr. Clayton Kuklick, professors of sport coaching at the University of Denver. Dr. Gearity has been the director of the Master of Arts in Sport Coaching program at Denver since 2014. Before teaching at Denver, Dr. Gearity spent five years at the University of Southern Mississippi as an ass... Read more

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Coach and Coordinator - Best of Special Teams Coordinators On today’s podcast, we revisit our conversations with special teams coaches. We cover everything from philosophy, personnel placement, technique and schemes of the different units with some of the best in the game at all levels of football. Scott Fountain is the special teams coordinator at Georgia. He shares his thoughts on which type of players coach looks for to play ... Read more

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December 27, 2019 45 min

In 2018, Brian Kight joined me for season 2 of the Leadership Journey. On today’s podcast we highlight some of BK’s insight on building a culture in a noisy world, effort and commitment, what makes an elite coach, the intersection of culture and strategy, “win by don’t,” and self awareness. Complaining about the amount of time you have with your players, but instead, making the most of it and changing your outlook. Additionally, ... Read more

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