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May 2, 2024 32 mins
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 his offensive strategies and the tools he uses, such as FirstDown PlayBook, to enhance teaching and player development. Show Notes: Introduction and Discussion on Commitment  Importance of Consistency and Building Relationships  Offensive Coordinator's Approach and Philosophy  Offensive Strategy and Adapting to Modern Defenses  Evolution of Offensive Formations and Player Recruitment  Teaching Players New Positions and Using FirstDown PlayBook  Utilizing Technology for Player Learning and Coaching Efficiency  Benefits of FirstDown PlayBook for Coaching Preparation  Importance of Being Prepared for Career Advancement  Integrating Different Coaching Philosophies and Experiences Follow All We Are Doing: Follow us on Twitter/X @CoachKGrabowski. Sign-up for our weekly newsletter. Thank you for supporting our partner: Learn More about FirstDown PlayBook: FirstDown PlayBook is a coaching tool and program management system with over 35,000 customizable plays, defenses, and special teams schemes. With tools such as video pairing, practice schedules, wristband creation, practice scripts, scouting reports, and a player app, FirstDown PlayBook helps save time and organize your program all in one place. Schedule a 15-minute Zoom meeting with former NFL coach Charlie Coiner or call  (512) 814-6158 to receive a one-week free trial. Or use the coupon code COACH24 to receive a $100 discount on a team membership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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