From The Archives – Matt Drinkall (Current TE Coach At Army)

Matt Drinkall joins Keith in today’s Coach and Coordinator podcast. Drinkall started as head coach at Kansas Wesleyan in 2014. After his arrival, the team has had great success, winning a school-record 10 games last year and earning a spot in the NAIA Football Championship Series for the first time since 2002. Drinkall discusses his rocky start with the Coyotes, how his team has fun, and breaks down his offense in the podcast.

Show notes

1:10 Drinkall’s start at Kansas Wesleyan

3:50 Balancing fun and hard work

7:07 Defining success and failure outside wins and loses

8:58 How Drinkall prepares incoming freshman

10:21 Why seniors are responsible for creating a legacy

13:11 Breaking down the power spread offense

19:15 Why he keeps a thin playbook

23:31 Focus on being a teacher of the game

27:38 Breaking down the weekly practice schedule

34:10 The benefits of shoulder tackle

40:14 Why the team tackles QB during practice

41:51 The winning edge