Design It and Step Back – Kyle Schmitt, Head Coach, Archbishop Spalding High School (MD)

Design It and Step Back – Kyle Schmitt, Head Coach, Archbishop Spalding High School (MD)

In this Champions episode, presented by Signature Championship Rings, Kyle Schmitt emphasizes the importance of looking in the mirror and taking responsibility for coaching decisions, which for Coach Schmitt led to more focus on special teams and game management on the way to back-to-back state championships.

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Kyle Schmitt is the head coach of Archbishop Spalding High School in Maryland, the 2022 and 2023 MIAA “A” State Champions. He was also recognized as the 2022 Baltimore Ravens Coach of the Year. As a player and then graduate assistant at Maryland, he was heavily influenced by Ralph Friedgen and current Penn State head coach James Franklin.

Follow Kyle Schmitt on Twitter/X @kschmittASHS.

Show Notes:

>Background and Education
>Shift in Coaching Approach
>Importance of Game Management
>Embracing a Global View
>Focus on Special Teams
>Implementing Changes in Practice
>Tools for Game Management

About Signature Championship Rings:

Signature Championship Rings is a leading designer and supplier of championship rings, serving over 10,000 teams and organizations. With a focus on quality craftsmanship, easy team ordering processes, and affordability, Signature Champions celebrate every champion and their achievements, making their moment last a lifetime. For more information, visit

Coach Schmitt’s Presentation on Game Planning:

Situational Football: Game Planning Prep

Additional Champions Series Episode:

Garrett Mueller, Head Coach, Stewartville High School (MN)

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