David Cutcliffe and the Challenges at Duke

Really liked this part from Nicole Auerbach’s article in The Atlantic about David Cutcliffe and how he’s turned Duke football into a consistent winner. Once Cutcliffe got the staff he wanted in place, they began the work that any new coaching staff must do immediately: Evaluate the roster and start recruiting. They also went through […]

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Practicing Too Many Things At Once

Practicing good habits is essential. Everything you do is an opportunity to work on your habits and lock your kids in on the right way to do things. But sometimes you can overdo it. There are multiple things you can work on in every drill, but trying to get too much done can take away […]

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Joe Kremer was an assistant coach when I first enrolled at Hamilton College. He went on to be a Division 3 head coach, and then became the head coach at Pomfret in Connecticut. He’s currently the Senior Associate Director of admissions at Pomfret. Joe learned he had a tumor in his brain this summer. He […]

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If I Ever Coached Again…

Former Keene State Coach Rob Colbert shared some great thoughts thinking back on his career as a Division 3 head coach. If I ever coached again… 10. I would play 2-3 zone on all BOB plays 9. I would blow the whistle less in scrimmage time 8. I would always hire assistants capable of challenging […]

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Control

After my experience at Rhode Island College, I’ve always said that the best training ground for a head coach is at a Division 3 state school. At a D3 school with limited resources, you learn to be low-maintenance. You simply don’t have any other choice. You don’t ask for stuff, you make do with what […]

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That’s Why You Are A Coach

“When I played, I would never do that.” “No one ever had to tell me to do that when I was playing.” “The one thing I did was play hard every day. I don’t understand guys who don’t do that.” It’s a coaching go-to, to talk about how certain players just don’t get it. They […]

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Torey Lovullo

The manager of the diamondbacks is very self-aware when looking at his teams collapse this year down the stretch. Will make you think about how you evaluate yourself as a coach. Lovullo already has a few ideas, aimed at overcoming his natural aversion to changing courses. He rattled off a list familiar to any ardent […]

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