ARTICLES/BLOG POSTS ARCHIVE

I started this blog in December 2011.  I’ve written over 100 articles on a variety of football coaching and athletic director topics.  I’ve put them in several easy to find categories below.

For permission to use an article in your publication, please contact me at coach478@gmail.com

MY COACHING PHILOSOPHY

Mission Statement For My Program

Four Ps Of Program – My Program’s Four Values

What My Assistants Can Expect From Me

What I Expect Of My Assistants

One Of My Favorite Articles About One Of My Teams

BUILDING YOUR PROGRAM

In 30 Seconds, What Is YOUR Program About?

Outside The Lines Manual: Bolster Your Administrative And Organizational Portfolio

To Do List When Taking Over A Program

5 Ways To Create A Winning Atmosphere

Common Coaching Errors And How To Avoid Them

Common Coaching Errors In Tactics, Strategy and Judgement

Developing A Parents FAQ Sheet For Your Program

A Tool To Evaluate Yourself And Your Coaches

End Of Season Program Evaluation

Football 101 For Moms

Saying Goodbye To Seniors –  3 Traditions I Love

LEADERSHIP

Leadership Lessons From The Number 1 Football Team In North Carolina

Leadership Lessons From The Number 1 Football Team in Nevada

Leadership Lessons From The Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens

L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P. Part 1  – Love What You Do

L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P. Part 2  – Enthusiasm

L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P. Part 3  – Attitude

L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P. Part 4  – Be A Doer!

L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P. Part 5  – Empathy

L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P. Part 6  – Relationships

L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P. Part 7  – Servanthood

L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P. Part 8  – Have A Vision

L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P. Part 9  – Integrity

L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P. Part 10 – Perseverance

Developing A Player Committee

Turning Around A Program

14 Leadership Traits Of The United States Marines

Being A Great Teammate by Don Mattingly

5 Tips For Leading Your Team During A Playoff Run

Leadership Lessons From Football Coaching Legend Don Coryell

More Leadership Lessons From Coach Coryell

ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION

Hiring Coaches: One Of The Best Parts Of Being An Athletic Director

Social Media Policy

End of Season Report

My First 24 Days As Athletic Director

Increasing Participation In Your Athletic Department Part 1

Increasing Participation In Your Athletic Department Part 2

5 Ways To Create A Winning Atmosphere

Using Your Games As Community Events

All Decade Team – Celebrating Your Past

My Concussion Management Policy

What Coach Joe Pa and Athletic Director Curley Should Have Done

RESUME + INTERVIEWING + YOUR NEXT JOB

Hiring Coaches: 4 Pieces Of Advice About Your Resume

10 Things To Consider Before Taking A New Job

5 Keys To Writing An Athletic Cover Letter

99 Questions To Ask Before Accepting That Next Job

6 Things An Athletic Director Looks For On A Resume

Athletic Resume Template

Questions I Ask Of Potential Head Coaches

9 Qualities To Look For In Great Coaches

Hiring Coaches Series: One Of The Best Parts Of Being An Athletic Director

Hiring Coaches Series: Four Pieces Of Advice About Your Resume

To Do List When Taking Over A Program

New Beginnings: My New Job As Athletic Director At Excelsior

GAME MANAGEMENT/THE XS AND OS

Great Resource For the 3-3-5 Defense

My QB Project – Evaluating Every Throw Of The Season

Scripting The Offense

The Day Before A Game: Helpful Hints/Reminders Part 1

The Day Before A Game: Helpful Hints/Reminders Part 2

The Day Before A Game: Helpful Hints/Reminders Part 3

My Absolute Favorite Wing T Pass Play

The Best Two Point Conversion Play Ever!

Scouting Your Opponent Checklist

Halftime Organization

Inside Linebacker Expectations

COMMUNICATION

10 Questions To Ask Your Players At The End of the Year

Letter To Parents About Removing Son From Team

Letter To Eighth Grade Students Enrolled In School

College Recruiting Profile For Your Players

SPECIAL TEAMS

Evaluating Your Special Teams On A Week By Week Basis

4 Common Penalties On PAT/Field Goal And How To Avoid Them

SHIELD PUNT

X and O Labs Featured my clinic report on Shield Punt.  “Efficiency of the Shield Punt.”  March 25, 2013. 

Shield Punt Part 1 – Maximizing Field Position, Minimizing Blocks and Returns 

Shield Punt Part 2 – Maximizing Field Position, Minimizing Blocks and Returns 

Shield Punt Part 3 – Getting Down Field To Make The Tackle

Punt Rules To Live By

See How Effective The Shield Punt Is On Film

Anatomy Of  A Terrific Shield Punt

Anatomy Of A Blocked Shield Punt

PRACTICE

Scripting The Offense

Does Practice The Day Before a Gold Medal Match Even Matter?

Teaching Tackling Progression

Using the B.R.I.E.F. Method In The Film Room

Teaching Receivers How To Block

Using A Whiffle Ball To Make Your Kick Returners Better

MENTAL TOUGHNESS/SELF CONFIDENCE

Mental Toughness: The MVP Of Your Team

4 Principles In Building Self Confidence

The Importance Of Self Confidence In Athletics Part 1

The Importance Of Self Confidence In Athletics Part 2

The Importance Of Self Confidence In Athletics Part 3

Are You A Builder? Inspirational Story

Hold The Rope – Inspirational Story

California Leg Amputee Selected As An All Star

A Little More Motivation To Win That Championship Ring

Three Ways To Help Others Reach Their Full Potential

MISC.

Twitter Helps Student Get Full Ride Scholarship

A Theme To Rally Around: Built On The Rock

Convention Notes From Mark Mangino

Great Article About Kids Never Quitting (Sports Illustrated)

My Favorite Football Picture Ever!

Advice To High School Athletes From NFL Draft Picks

17 Reasons Why Football Is Better Than High School

Questions To Ask Before Taking That Next Head Job

A Widow And Her Two Boys Need Your Help

Teamwork: The Harding Way

California Coach Fired For Following School Policy

MY BOOK ABOUT THE 2011 STATE CHAMPIONS

2011 State Champions Featured In My Book

Information On My Groundbreaking Research About State Champions

Insight From 2011 Texas State Champion: Southlake Carroll 

Insight From 2011 Florida State Champion: Plant High School

INTERVIEWS/MEDIA

Top Athlete Websites – Highlighted my Social Media Policy

Increasing Athletic Participation By Reaching Out To Your Student Body, Coach and AD Magazine, Page 44 (March 2013)

Excelsior Kicks Off Sports Medicine Academy (Feb 2013)

The Village News: AD/Assistant Coach Fore Wins CIF Football Championship (Dec 2012)

FootballCoachingPodcast.com – Interview About 8 Man Football/Spread Fly Offense (Nov 2012)

Excelsior Eagles Football Moving To 11 Man Football (Nov 2012)

Excelsior Introduces New Athletic Director (Sept 2012)

Press Enterprise: Former Linfield Christian Coach Named AD In High Desert (July 2012)

Radio Interview With Jeff Fisher From High School Football America About My Book  (May 2012)

North County Times: When Junior Seau Called Me (May 2012)

The Village News: Fore Named Athletic Director at Capistrano Valley Christian (July 2007)

The Village News: Fore Takes Over As Capistrano Valley Christian Football Coach (June 2006)

The Village News: Fore Runner Up For Academy League Coach Of The Year (January 2006)

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