State Champion

Strategic Operations – Greg Vandagriff, Head Coach, Prince Avenue Christian School (GA)

In this Champions episode, presented by Signature Championship Rings, Greg Vandagriff shares insights into his program’s operations that have resulted in three state championships in the last four years.

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A Commitment to Balance – Ben Reaves, Head Coach, Milton High School (GA)

In this Champions episode, presented by Signature Championship Rings, Ben Reaves explains the program’s philosophy for cross-training players at multiple positions and stresses the significance of managing player workloads to maintain physical, mental, and emotional freshness as the season progresses.

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Built By Boyle – Justin Haddix, Head Coach, Boyle County High School (KY)

In this Champions episode, presented by Signature Championship Rings, Justin Haddix outlines the strong culture, relentless offseason training program, and innovative ideas he brought to a tradition-rich program.

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Culture OS – Derek Leonard, Head Coach, Rochester High School (IL)

In this Culture OS episode, Derek Leonard discusses with guest host Rob Pomazak his family legacy in Illinois high school football, his unique coaching journey, and the winning strategies that have defined his career.

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Programming and Practice Structure of a 4x State Champion – Eric Kjar, Head Coach, Corner Canyon High School (UT)

In this Champions episode, presented by Signature Championship Rings, Eric Kjar shares the approach he’s taken and 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.

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

In this episode, 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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A Sprint-Based Football Approach – Garrett Mueller, Head Coach, Stewartville High School (MN)

We begin our Champions Series, presented by Signature Championship Rings, with the state champion from Minnesota who won the Class AAA title, led by head coach Garrett Mueller.

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Optimal Performance in Week 1 and Throughout the Season

Kirk Fridrich, head coach of Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, details how he winds down camp to prepare for week one, as well as how he sets the Redhawks’ practice weeks up for the season.

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Camp Activities That Build Team Chemistry

Randy Jackson, Grant Caserta, and Steve Steele share their best ideas for camp activities that reveal the unique personalities of players and coaches by creating opportunities to perform and compete outside the realm of football.

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