Coaches' Corner Volume 75:
Lt. Colonel and US Army Sprint Football Head Coach Mark West is our guest on this, the 75th Volume of the Coaches Corner football coaching podcast.
Coach West, now entering his fourth season as the Head Coach of Army's Sprint Football team and Host John Anderson cover a number of topics related to the position of Head Football Coach, including Decision Making and Leadership, Staff Evaluation and Professional Development. Coach West also shares the rationale behind his decision to implement the Tony Franklin Offensive system.
An educational and entertaining show that has much to offer to High School Football Coaches, their players and even parents of High School Football players.
Coaches' Corner Volume 74:
Dave Cisar discusses
Winning Youth Football when he visits with Host John Anderson on Coaches Corner Volume 74. Cisar,
a recognized expert in Youth Coaching circles and
frequent clinic speaker is the Author and Producer of "Winning Youth Football's Step by Step Plan" and a number of associated books and DVDs.
Coaches' Corner Volume 73: Paul Markowski, currently the Running Backs coach at the United States Military Academy "Sprint" (aka lightweight) football program, visits with Host John Anderson to discuss his Pistol-Flex Triple Option Offense.
Coaches' Corner Volume 72: Tony Demeo discusses his Triple Gun Offense,
its origins and evolution, and the many great coaches who influenced its
development. Coach Demeo also discusses strategic
flexibility in an Offensive attack and (the 4 most) meaningful statistics for
winning football games.
This show is continued in
The Mesh Point edition of Coaches Corner, Vol 7
- a podcast focused on Option Football that is
produced for, and distributed by Option Central.
Coaches' Corner Volume 71: Darrel “Mouse” Davis, best known as the "Father of the Run-and-Shoot Offense" is the guest on our first Coaches Corner show for 2013.
Now retired, Coach Davis was most recently the
Offensive Coordinator at the University of Hawaii in
2010, and is credited with popularizing the
four-receiver offense, first in the United States
Football League (USFL) and later at every level of
Coaches' Corner Volume 70: Coach Mike DiMatteo, Buffalo Grove, IL talks Option Football in an in-depth conversation with Host John Anderson.
Coach DiMatteo covers his philosophy and approach to play selection, scheme and coaching techniques for running the Triple Option Under
Center and from the Shotgun.
An information packed football coaching podcast that you definitely wont want to miss.
Coaches' Corner Volume 69: Coach
Gino Arcaro visits Coaches Corner to discuss numerous topics, including his SWAT Offense and SWAT Defense. The SWAT System has been written about in Scholastic Coach, Gridiron Coach and articles on the Coaches Learning Network.
Coaches' Corner Volume 68 Coach Brett Taveau visits Coaches Corner to discuss the
passing game - specifically compressed formations in
a West Coast Offense style of offense. Taveau is the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterback Coach at Centennial High School in Franklin, TN.
Coaches' Corner Volume 67 Coach Justin Dottavio,
Head Football Coach at Cornerstone Charter Academy in Belle Isle, FL talks about the "Trials & tribulations"
of a Head Coach in a new program.
Coaches' Corner Volume 66 Coach Steve Gschwender,
Head Football Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coach at
Louisiana High School in Louisiana, Missouri talks about a conditioning program that helps athletes get back on the field faster after an injury.
The program is modeled after the one used at the University of Missouri.
Coaches' Corner Volume 65 Ray Perkins, former NFL player and coach, and currently
the head football coach for Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi
visits with Host John Anderson to discuss passing concepts - specifically choice
Coaches' Corner Volume 64 Professional Athletic Counselor and Sport Performance Scientist, Doctor Chris Stankovich - the "Sports Doc and Host John Anderson discuss many of the issues coaches face, and some plausible solutions. Topics include Burnout, Life Balance and more..
Coaches' Corner Volume 63 Coach Mike Pope, Assistant Coach at Wingate University in Monroe, NC talks about designing,, implementing, and executing a multiple defense to stop the option. Follow along and add the slide show to your library
courtesy of Coach Pope.
Coaches' Corner Volume 62 - Andrew Coverdale returns to “Coaches Corner” to discuss Quarterback checks at the line of scrimmage. Coverdale and Host John Anderson discuss Run/Pass Checks along with route checking.
Follow along and add the slide show to your library
courtesy of Coach Coverdale.
Coaches' Corner Volume 61 - James Vint,
Assistant Coach at Coronado HS in Lubbock,
Texas returns for his second visit to Coaches
Corner. Coach Vint discusses the character building
program at Coronado, which has its origins in one he
while at Christopher Columbus High School in Brooklyn,
Coaches' Corner Volume 60 - Dan Pippin, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach
at North Augusta HS in South Carolina visits with Host John Anderson to discuss building a successful
program and his basic 4-3 Defense. Coach Pippin talks on a wide range of topics, from staff selection
to working with youth league coaches, before getting into his 4-3 Defensive
scheme, philosophy and position-specific alignment,
assignment, responsibilities and techniques.
Coaches' Corner Volume 59 - Coaches
Corner Host John Anderson goes on location in
Candler, NC to visit with Coach
Manny Matsakis, currently the Head Coach at Enka HS
to talk about his Triple Shoot Offense, its
tough-to-defend Choice Routes, and a
number of other topics. With a resume that
includes stints in college football at places such
as Texas Tech, Kansas State, Wyoming, Hofstra and Emporia State,
and time in the Canadian Football League, Coach Matsakis is well known in coaching circles and
shares a wealth of knowledge in this edition of
Coaches' Corner Volume 58 - Coach
Joe Daniel, Asst Head Coach at Prince George HS in
Virginia visits Coaches Corner to talk about
defending the Spread Offense. Coach Daniel,
who has written a number of football eBooks and
operates the Football-Defense.com web site provides
some great information about his 4-3 scheme, the
Zone Blitz, Quarters coverage and more as he talks
with Host John Anderson.
Coaches' Corner Volume 57 - Virginia HS football coaching legend, writer and frequent clinic speaker, Bill Mountjoy
returns as a guest Coaches Corner.
Coach Mountjoy, widely known on coaching message boards as "Oneback" discusses the
power/counter series and more in an another
info-packed edition of Coaches Corner that will not
surprise those who listened to
Volume 29 - his
Coaches' Corner Volume 56 - Coach Gregory Gebo
talks about outside linebacker play versus the option & Wing-T offenses. Coach Gebo
is the ILB & OLB coach at Central High School in
Coaches' Corner Volume 55 - Coach
Charlie Coiner from the University of Tennessee
visits with host John Anderson to talk Tight End
play - from alignment, stance and release to blocking & route running.
The former NFL coach (Chicago & Buffalo) also talks about
the company he founded, 1st Down Technologies and its
groundbreaking "app", the FirstDown PlayBook.
Coaches' Corner Volume 54 - Coaches Corner is on location in Bryson City, NC - the home of 8 time state champion Swain County HS (NC) Maroon Devils. Host John Anderson talks “bend-no-break” defensive football with Head Coach Sam Pattillo, defensive coordinator Neil Blankenship (later to be hired as head coach), and line coach James Phillips.
Coaches' Corner Volume 53 -Coach Bruce Eien of Harrisburg High School in Eugene, Oregon, talks about the different route schemes that make up their “Smash” concept. Check out how to teach it, install it, and execute all four combinations!
Coaches' Corner Volume 52 -
Pat Curran from Statesville OH talks about the Multiple Front Defensive Philosophy.
Coaches' Corner Volume 51 - Coach John Konecki talks about the No-Huddle Offense in this edition of Coaches Corner. Coach
is the Offensive Coordinator at Crete-Monee High
School in Crete, IL.
Coaches' Corner Volume 50 - Jarod Dodson visits with Host John Anderson
to discuss Defensive Back play. Coach Dodson covers a variety of man and zone techniques in this
information packed edition of Coaches Corner.
Coaches' Corner Volume 49 - Ty Aronson,
Assistant Football Coach at Gaffney HS in Gaffney, South
Carolina talks Offensive Line
Play with Host John Anderson on this edition of Coaches Corner. Listen Now
Coaches' Corner Volume 48 - Coach Jerry Horowitz of the
NFL's High School Player Development
program talks about the mission of the NFL's programs for High School football players, what they offer and how coaches can take advantage of them.
Coach Horowitz also talks about his coaching days in New York City, discussing what to do "When things go horribly wrong", ending on a high note, and his successful "Eagle" defense. Listen Now
Coaches' Corner Volume 47 - Jerry Vallotton visits with Host John Anderson to discuss his book "The Toss" , which is available at Amazon.com and at
www.doublewing.org. Coach Vallotton, now an assistant principal in Redding, California coached football for 30 years and is known for his Double Wing Offense. Listen Now
Coaches' Corner Volume 46 - Blake Sandford from Coronodo HS in Lubbock, TX talks about conditioning, Wide Receiver blocking and drills
in the Flexbone offense, and much more on this edition of Coaches Corner. Coach Sandford also shares some program building ideas and philosophy from his years of coaching
at every level of High School football in the State of Texas.
Coaches' Corner Volume 45 - In this
edition of Coaches Corner, Michael Wilbanks of
Shelby HS, Shelby NC talks about Offensive Line play
in the Wing T Offense. Coach Wilbanks brings an
extensive background as a player (College) and coach
to this discussion of the Shelby Wing-T
system, as well as their “Buck Sweep”, “Waggle”, and
Coaches' Corner Volume 44 - In this edition of Coaches Corner, Chris Husby, talks in detail about the techniques and skills related to the kicking game. Currently the owner and head instructor of Special Teams Football Academy, Husby talks about his path from High School to College to NFL camps as a Free Agent kicker.
A great show for coaches and parents of young kicking game specialists who are looking to perfect their craft and move up to the next level. Lots of good tips for punters, kickers, and long snappers.
Coaches' Corner Volume 43 - nationally known clinic speaker, author, and coach, James Vint from Coronado High School in Lubbock, Texas
visits Coaches Corner to talk about a number of
topics related to the Spread and Shotgun based
offenses. Topics include:
Myths and Advantages of the shotgun, Basic run concepts, and Pistol concepts.
Vint and host John Anderson then discuss how the
combination of the Spread and Pistol Run game set the
table for the quick passing game, sprint passing game
and bubble screen, while forcing the defense to defend the whole field.
Coaches' Corner Volume 42 Part 2- In the second part of a two part show on head injuries in football,
Ralph Cornwell, Jr. discusses the importance of
neck strength in protecting against head injuries
with Coaches Corner and Host John Anderson.
Coaches' Corner Volume 42 Part 1 - In the first of a two part show on head injuries in football, Gabe Harrington – Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Colgate University visits with Coaches Corner and Host John Anderson.
Gabe also discusses Mental preparation for long snappers.
Coaches' Corner Volume 41 - Coach Jerry Campbell plays coach and historian as
he talks about the history of Football, and rule changes that have
shaped the game. Jerry and Host John Anderson also
discuss Coach Campbell’s new book, the Gun Wing-T.
Coaches' Corner Volume 40 - Coach John Iannucci talks Option football on this edition of Coaches Corner. Topics include
Leverage pitching, the "read crack", and how to prevent quarterback indecision!
Coaches' Corner Volume 39 - Focus on Special teams with two guests
- former NFL
player and now an Assistant Coach with the Dallas Cowboys, Chris Boniol talks about placekicking, and Christian Vitale of Pima Community College returns to talk Special Teams.
Coaches' Corner Volume 38 - Coach John McGregor brings his
extensive experience, including stints at Boston College
and with the NFL Atlanta Falcons to this edition
of Coaches' Corner . Coach McGregor talk about option routes in the passing game, preparing quarterbacks for the NFL combine, and the importance of building your quarterback’s composure.
Coaches' Corner Volume 37 - Coach Lee brings
his unique system for coaching Defensive Backs to this
edition of Coaches Corner. Coach Lee discusses his book, "The Blueprint for the Ultimate Defensive Back"
and a number of the concepts he teaches to "break down a wide receiver".
Coaches' Corner Volume 36 - Host John
Anderson interviews two Strength and Conditioning coaches
- Robert Taylor, Jr and Colin Quay, about Summer conditioning programs, and adjusting
strength and conditioning programs to meet the
circumstances that arise during the course of a season.
Coaches' Corner Volume 35 - This special
edition of Coaches Corner features four of our previous
guests whose shows rank among the most popular in our 18 month history. Guests
include Thomas Holcomb, Lew Johnston, Larry Beckish and Scott Cramer.
Coaches' Corner Volume 34 - Coaches Corner is on location at
the Hawgtuff.net Offensive Line Camp held earlier this
year at James F Burns High School in Duncan, South Carolina. Coach Mike Pope talks about O
Line drills and techniques and John interviews Ty
Aronson and a number of other line coaches in this
edition of Coaches Corner.
Coaches' Corner Volume 33 - Coach Keith Albers,
Defensive Coordinator at O’Fallon Township High School and recognized expert on pattern read pass defense
visits with Host John
Anderson in this edition of Coaches Corner.
Coach's Corner Volume 32- Coach John Bland,
Head Football Coach at the University of the Cumberlands
discusses Option football in detail with Host John
Anderson in this extended edition of Coaches Corner.
Coach Bland draws on his impressive career as both a
coach and a player in this outstanding edition of
Coach's Corner Volume 31 - Coach John Hendrick of Tulane University discusses the 3-5-3 Defensive Scheme along with Zone Blitz concepts in this edition of Coaches Corner. Coach Hendrick draws on his 30 years of football coaching experience at the Collegiate level in this information packed conversation with Host John Anderson. Hendrick takes us back to his days at Mississippi State where, in 1996 the staff began experimenting with the 3-3-5. Basics like alignment and responsibility to adjustments to motion and shifts are covered.
Coach Hendrick also talks about his Champ Builder motivational tools
and the services he offers to individuals and organizations.
Coach's Corner Volume 30 - Brady Walz - Tight Ends coach at Jenks High School in Jenks, Oklahoma
talks Tight End play in a Pro-style offense.. Coach Walz is also the National Director of Player Development at TMB Sports - an Athletic Development company based in Colorado.
Coach's Corner Volume 29 - Virginia High School football coaching legend, writer and frequent clinic speaker, Bill Mountjoy is the guest on this edition of Coaches Corner.
Coach Mountjoy, widely known on coaching message boards as "Oneback" discusses the surprising origins and evolution of today's Spread Offenses and a number of related topics. Be prepared.. there is so much great info and insight in this expanded edition of Coaches Corner, you may want to listen a couple of times !
Coach's Corner Volume 28 - Coaches Corner is on location with Coach Donnie Kiefer of Tuscola HS in Waynesville, NC.
has a long history of turning around football programs
in the state of North Carolina, including Roanoke, East
Carteret, and Tuscola High schools . He discusses his
strength training and condition principles and how they
are applied to practices in the Tuscola football
program. In addition, Coach Kiefer talks about how
Tuscola packages its running game from the Spread.
Coach's Corner Volume 27 - Dr Chris Stankovich,
a highly accomplished and much sought after Sports Psychologist, talks about Leadership and a number of other topics of importance for coaches.
Dr. Stankovich is a counselor, teacher, media spokesperson, and researcher in the field of sport, exercise, and health psychology who has studied the variables most closely linked to “peak performers,” as well as the common factors that regularly hold us back from reaching our full human potential.
Coach's Corner Volume 26 - Shane Laws, Head Football Coach
at AC Reynolds HS in Asheville, NC talks High Speed
Spread Offense on this edition of Coaches Corner.
Coach's Corner Volume 25 - Thomas Holcomb, Assistant Football Coach from Gadsden, AL and founder of Hawkeye Vision Sports
Vision Training is the guest on this edition of
Coaches Corner. Coach Holcomb talks Multiple Offensive
concepts and discusses the Hawkeye system and the
incredible results it achieves.
Coach's Corner Volume 24 - Andrew Coverdale is the guest on this edition of Coaches Corner, and the topic is the passing game - specifically the Spacing Concept and its use in the 3 Step Passing Game.
Coach Coverdale is currently the offensive coordinator at Trinity High School in Louisville, Kentucky, where he has been a part of four state championship teams. Coverdale,
an accomplished author that has been featured on 11
instructional DVDs is widely respected for his thorough
understanding of offensive football and for his ability
to teach players at all competitive levels.
Coach's Corner Volume 23 - Defensive back conditioning and techniques are the topics in this edition of Coaches Corner.
Host John Anderson talks with guest Jimmy Lamour of the Pick 6 DB Academy.
Learn five ways to improve Defensive Back Play and more
on this edition of Coaches Corner. NEW ! - now includes
Chapter bookmarks that make it easy to select a specific
segment of the program to maximize your listening
Coach's Corner Volume 22 - Coach Christian Vitale, Special Teams Coordinator at Pima Community College is the Guest on this edition of Coaches Corner. Coach Vitale talks about a unique approach to Special Teams play that he first applied at the High School level while at Waterford Mott High School in Michigan.
Coach Vitale has a web site at
. Also, Coach Jerry Campbell visits the show to talk
about the January 2011
Wings and Things Clinic in California.
Coach's Corner Volume 21 - Nationally renowned High School Coach Lew Johnston from Chesapeake, Virginia visits Coaches Corner to talk about his
evolution from the "base" Wing-T to the Shotgun Spread Wing
T attack. Coach Johnston
was the head football coach at Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, VA, for 22 years, with an overall record of 163-64-3, including five southeastern district championships between 1997 and 2006 and one eastern regional championship (2002).
Coach Johnston produced a number of DVDs, which are
available along with other thoughts and resources at this web site -
Coach's Corner Volume 20 - In this edition of Coachs Corner, host John Anderson talks Offensive Football with Bradwell Institute Offensive Coordinator Coach Barry Hoover. Topics include the Curl Flat Pass Route concept and Ball Security.
Coach Hoover's Blog
that contains a great deal of information on Offensive Football, including Ball
Security, Curl Flat, and more.
Coach's Corner Volume 19 - Legendary High School Football coach Glen McNew of Morgantown, West
Virginia visits Coaches' Corner to talk about the 4-4 Defense and a number of innovative approaches that he used during his years as a High School Head Coach.
Coach's Corner Volume 18 - Offensive Line Coach Ken Wilmesherr, of Grossmont College in El Cajon, CA
is the guest on this 90 minute edition of Coachs Corner. Coach Wilmesherr talks Zone Blocking and other topics of interest to Offensive line coaches, and offers a number of tips and insights that can benefit any football coach.
Coach's Corner Volumes 16 and 17 - Coach Matthew Haney visits Coach's Corner
in a 2 part show in which he talks about the Double Wing Offense, the 46 Defense and the approach that he used in building a highly successful Junior High program at Canton Middle School in Canton, NC.
Coach Haney's record of 36 wins and 12 losses, 2 undefeated conference championship seasons and 2 runner up champion seasons was a major improvement for a school that only two winning seasons in its history. Coach Haney attributes much of the success at Canton Middle to running the unique Double Wing offensive system, and a 46 style of defense.
Coach's Corner Volume 15 - Coaches Corner returns with a new format, featuring three guests. Coach Larry Beckish kicks off the show talking about practice guidelines set by Coach Lou Holtz while at the University of Minnesota. Coach Beckish is followed by Coach Mike Walker of Coaches Learning Network, who talks about some of the changes and new features in the works for CLN visitors and members. The show wraps up with Red Zone Radio's Coach Big B reviewing the recent guests on his Red Zone Radio show.
Coach's Corner Volume 14 - The Wing-T Offense and Defensive schemes
are the topics for discussion with legendary High School Football coach Glen McNew from Morgantown
, West Virginia.
Coach McNew retired in 2002 after a 36 Year coaching career (29 as Head Coach)
in which his teams won 2 State Championships,
had 18 total State Playoff appearances, including a number of
appearances deep into the semi finals and finals.
Coach's Corner Volume 13 - Motivation, Coaching styles and lessons learned
are the topics for discussion with long-time College Football coach Larry Beckish. Best known for his book, The Trap Option - 40 Plus 60 Equals Option, Coach Beckish also wrote I Believe in Cream, Apples and Football . With its many insights and thought-provoking ideas, "I Believe" serves up a full course of "food for thought".. and some powerful discussion as well.
Coach's Corner Volume 12 - Coach Marcelo Metzelar, H.S. Offensive Coordinator from Miami, Florida joins
host John Anderson to talk Wing-T football.
and John discuss the reasons for the popularity of
the Wing-T and its large following, and some common
misconceptions about its complexity. Listen Now
Coach's Corner Volume 11 - The
Red Zone Radio Show
pioneered coaching talk shows when it began "broadcasting" in 2009. In this edition of Coach's Corner, host John Anderson talks with Coach Big B of the Red Zone Radio Show about a variety of topics, including the evolution of his
Radio and its most popular shows. John and Coach Big B talk some football X's and O's as well.
Coach's Corner Volume 10 - Part II with Coach Jeff Nixon of the Philadelphia Eagles. Jeff discusses his MOB philosophy and a number of the drills on the Running Back Drills and Fundamentals video, including drills for Run and Pass blocking. Jeff also discusses the differences between coaching at the College and Professional levels and offers insights to young coaches.
Coach's Corner Volume 9 -Coach Jeff
Nixon, an Assistant Football Coach with the NFL's
Philadelphia Eagles is our special guest in this, the
first of a two part series. Topics include career
paths from student assistant through Divisions
II, 1AA and 1A II and on to the professional ranks. John and Jeff talk
Running Back play as well, and discuss a number of the drills included in his Running Back Drills and Fundamentals video.
Coach's Corner Volume 8 - Mike Walker from
Coaches Learning Network
and Ishpeming HS in Michigan
returns to talk Defensive Line Play with Host John Anderson. Topics include takeoff, attack and react, aiming points for pressuring the Quarterback and more.
Coach's Corner Volume 7 - John talks again with
coach Jerry Campbell of Clovis, CA about his Option on
Me concept, its origins in College Football, what makes
it ideal for High School and Youth football, and its
unique approach to reading defenses.
Coach's Corner Volume 6 - John talks with Mike
Walker of The Coaches Learning Network (www.coacheslearningnetwork.com)
about the site, its history, and the unique collection
of coaching articles, videos, forms and other materials
available to its members.
Coach's Corner Volume 5 - In this edition of Coach's Corner, John
talks Defense once again with renowned football coach,
author and Glazer clinic speaker Jerry Campbell. Coach Campbell
discusses 8 man front philosophy, and includes material
from his new
Multiple 4 Man Front coaching manual.
Coach's Corner Volume 4 - In this edition of Coach's Corner, John
talks with Verona
(WI) H.S. Defensive Coordinator Scott Cramer on
defending the Option. Coach Cramer talks about the
importance of mixing up looks and simplifying option
responsibilities and the role of a Multiple Defense in
stopping the option.
Coach's Corner Volume
3 - In this edition of Coaches Corner, John
continues his discussion of
Option football with the Ol' Option Dinosaur
Coach Larry Beckish. Topics include coaching points for reading the
option, receiver blocking techniques, game planning ,
3rd and long plays and more.
Coach's Corner Volume
2 - Defensive football is the topic of the day, as
John and Nick discuss
The Master Defense electronic book in depth. Topics
include defensive schemes and how a numbering system for
fronts and a coloring system for coverages can be used
to develop a scheme that presents multiple looks to an
offense within a simple terminology framework.
Coach's Corner Volume 1 - Features special guest
and one of the founding fathers of Option Football,
Larry Beckish talking Option football.
Topics include basic Option football concepts, the
Option Alley and the importance of the Dive play in
collapsing a Defense. Coach Beckish is a frequent
contributor to the
CompuSports Media Exchange and
Also includes an Introduction to
The Master Defense, an electronic book written by
legendary High School Football Coach and Author, Bob