Jared Frank

The Leadership Ladder: Identifying the Leaders for Next Year’s Team

From the archives, our host Keith Grabowski revisits The Leadership Ladder, first presented at a clinic by Gregg Brandon, then the head coach at Bowling Green State University. It simplifies the levels of leadership and is a helpful tool for your team in the offseason.

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Are You Practicing Tackling Enough? – Vince DiGaetano, Assistant Coach, Fordham University

In this Lauren’s First and Goal Clinic segment, Vince DiGaetano begins outlining his tackling system designed to develop a holistic approach to tackling, bridge the gap between practice drills and in-game performance, as well as ensure players react effectively in high-pressure situations.

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Coordinator of the Year Shares Keys to Offensive Success – Caleb Corrill, OC, Mount St. Joseph University

In this episode, Caleb Corrill digs into his approach to learning and evolving as a coach, how he teaches and builds relationships, and some of the components that make the Lions’ offense one of the best in the country.

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More Than Football – Bill George, Retired Head Coach, US Coast Guard Academy

In this episode, Bill George digs into a number of topics from his new book, the importance of understanding the people being served, and how to mold more and better leaders.

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Creating TFLs and Their Effect on the Offense – Cody Baethke, Defensive Coordinator, Coe College

In this episode, Cody Baethke shares insights into his coaching philosophy and approach to building a successful defense, which values creating TFLs. He emphasizes the importance of flexibility, adaptability, and continuous learning as key elements in his defensive strategy.

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Position Culture + Pass Game Organization – Jim Chapin, OC/QB Coach, Eastern Washington

In this Lauren’s First and Goal Clinic segment, Jim Chapin shares Eastern Washington’s cultural foundation of collective identity and systematic group behavior. He then delves into pass game organization while sharing the basics of EWU’s stop light progression.

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How to Create Program Efficiency – Keith Klestinski, Head Coach, Marquette University High School (WI)

In this Champions episode, presented by Signature Championship Rings, Keith Klestinski details how the Marquette staff is more efficient and effective in their work as coaches by utilizing technology, virtual coaches, and quality control coaches, as well as how they create a more efficient practice.

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This Beautiful Profession – Joe Susan, Special Assistant to the Head Coach, Rutgers

In this segment from the 3rd Annual Lauren’s First & Goal Clinic, Joe Susan shares what he’s learned along the way during 45 years in this profession and what he believes makes a successful coach.

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Winning First Down – Montell Allen, Defensive Coordinator, University of Chicago

In this episode, Montell Allen digs into several ideas, including how to create a multiple system while remaining simple, training hybrid players, and keys to growing in the coaching profession.

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Training the Whole Person – Chris Gizzi, Strength & Conditioning Coordinator, Green Bay Packers

In this episode from our archives, we revisit a conversation with Chris Gizzi, the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator for the Green Bay Packers, who breaks down his career path and how to train the whole person for both physical and mental hurdles.

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