Three Keys to Building a Championship Program – Steve Pyne, Head Coach, Central Catholic High School (OR)

Three Keys to Building a Championship Program – Steve Pyne, Head Coach, Central Catholic High School (OR)

In this Champions episode, presented by Signature Championship Rings, Steve Pyne discusses a different approach to certain areas of his program, including building the culture, developing fundamentals, and playing time, all of which made a difference in propelling the Rams to multiple state championships.

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Steve Pyne is the head coach of the Oregon 6A state champion and the #1 ranked team in the state for 2023. His Central Catholic Rams just completed a 13-0 season in route to winning the title – Coach Pyne’s fifth at Central Catholic.

Coach Pyne has been at the helm of Central Catholic since 2003 and has compiled an overall record of 196-54 (.784). Coach has been honored as the Mount Hood Conference Coach of the Year six times, Oregonian State Coach of the Year two times, and OACA Coach of the Year five times.

Follow Steve Pyne on Twitter/X @CoachPyne67.

Show Notes:

>First Things First
>The “Difference”
>The Payoff Seen on Game Film
>Creating a Common Language and Coaching Points
>The 60-Play “Pitch Count”
>How Playing More Kids Led to Championships
>Giving Players the Chance to Succeed or Learn from Failure
>Creating Depth
>Minimum Expectations
>Building Culture with Kids First and Winning Second
>Building Culture within the Staff
>Three Handshakes, Two Hugs, One Compliment

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

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Garrett Mueller, Head Coach, Stewartville High School (MN)
Kyle Schmitt, Head Coach, Archbishop Spalding (MD)

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