The Power of Adaptation: Coaching Through Change – Rob Zimmerman, Head Coach, DeWitt High School (MI)

The Power of Adaptation: Coaching Through Change – Rob Zimmerman, Head Coach, DeWitt High School (MI)

In this episode, Rob Zimmerman discusses his sustained passion for coaching, the importance of adapting to the evolving nature of the game, as well as the significance of building strong relationships with players, the community’s support, and the stability provided by his long-term coaching staff.

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Rob Zimmerman is the head coach of DeWitt High School in Michigan. Coach Zimmerman has had a remarkable career spanning 27 years. Under his leadership, the Panthers have achieved an impressive record of 250 wins and 54 losses, reaching the semifinals or finals 14 times, and winning the state championship in 2020.

In this episode, Coach Zimmerman shares his strategies to maintain consistency and success in his program, highlights the importance of making football enjoyable for players through team activities and community involvement, and the joy he brings to the game. Additionally, he touches on his effective use of the fundraising platform Vertical Raise, which has significantly streamlined DeWitt’s fundraising efforts.

Show Notes:

>Coach Zimmerman’s Energy and Passion
>Adapting to Changes in Football Coaching
>Challenges Faced During the Season
>Building Consistency in the Program
>Utilizing Technology for Fundraising
>Offensive Schemes and Strategies
>Simplifying Complex Plays for Players
>Making Football Fun for Players
>Importance of Building Relationships

About Vertical Raise:

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