We catch up with Brian Kight, the CEO of Focus 3 and a trusted resource for football coaches. Kight discusses his background (4:30), how he got coaches to believe in his product (9:15), why coaches abandon the phrase "buy in" (15:45) and how culture helped save Ohio State's 2014 season (20:45).
Our guest is Keith Riggs, the defensive coordinator and technology coach at Jenks High School (Okla.). Jenks' use of data and stats have helped it become one of the state's most successful programs. We talk about why the program values data so highly (2:10), what numbers Riggs finds most interesting (4:00), how he uses data to improve his players (9:20) and how Jenks has benefitted from Hudl Assist (11:45).
We're joined by Kurt Earl, the head coach of the Lincoln Christian football and track teams, to talk about how to let players know change is coming (3:30), the process of identifying influential players and earning their loyalty (7:30), how to get buy in despite early losses (13:30) and the importance of impressing the parents (15:00).
This episode's guest is Jason Mohns, the head coach at Saguaro High School (Ariz.) and winner of two state titles in five seasons. We talk about implementing instant replay on the sideline (1:00), how quickly and fully the players embraced the technology (5:45) and how instant replay uncovered a game-changing revelation in the state semifinals (7:45).
We talk with Chris Fisher about why he started the the Texas High School Football Chat (1:00), the most interesting things he's learned (5:00), how open coaches are to sharing insights now (8:15) and how coaches can use social media to their advantage (11:40).
We catch up with Matthew Zito, an assistant coach at Plaquemine High School in Louisiana about how he started a Hudl Class (1:30), the responsibilities his students have during game week (3:50), how quickly the coaches accepted the students' work (10:30) and how the class is preparing the students for a future in sports analysis (14:30).
Steve Specht, head coach of Ohio Division I champion St. Xavier High School, explains how he refocused his team after an 0-3 start (1:00), what he said to get his message to stick (5:30), the power of positive thinking (13:00) and finding different ways to say the same message (14:00).
We sit down with Josh Niblett, head coach of Alabama 7A state champion Hoover High School, to discuss why he tries to play as many players as possible (2:00), utilizing players in different positions based on matchups (6:00), keeping players motivated even when playing time wanes (8:40) and helping every player in the program have an identity (13:00).
Our guest is Chris Fore, the founder of Eight Laces Consulting and CoachFore.org, who talks about his passion for special teams (3:00), the importance of the shield punt (8:00), tips for coaches looking for new jobs (11:00) and how to incorporate your style into a new program (17:30).