Champions Series 2023
In our Champions series, presented by Signature Championship Rings, host Keith Grabowski talks with 2023 state champion head coaches from around the country about their championship seasons and what is required to lead a program to the top.
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We begin our Champions Series with a state champion from Minnesota. Led by Head Coach Garrett Mueller, the Stewartville Tigers attribute their success to running a sprint-based program.
Kyle Schmitt details the importance of looking in the mirror, which for Coach Schmitt led to more focus on special teams and game management on the way to back-to-back state championships.
Steve Pyne discusses a different approach to building culture, developing fundamentals, and playing time in his program, all of which have made a difference in multiple state titles.
Eric Kjar shares the details behind Corner Canyon’s strength and speed programming and practice structure, as well as their prolific offense, which is powered by a successful screen game.
Keith Klestinski details how the Marquette staff creates program efficiency through technology, virtual coaches, and quality control coaches, as well as how they create a more efficient practice.