31 min

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

    • Sports

On this Champions’ episode, we talk with Steve Pyne, the head coach of the Oregon 6A state champion and the #1 ranked team in the state. 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.
In this episode, he discusses a different approach to certain areas of what they do, including building their culture, developing fundamentals, and playing time, all of which made a difference in propelling the Rams to multiple state championships.

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


Follow Steve Pyne on Twitter/X @CoachPyne67.

Additional Champions Series Episodes:
Garrett Mueller, Head Coach, Stewartville High School (MN)
Kyle Schmitt, Head Coach, Archbishop Spalding (MD)

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Learn More 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 www.signaturechampions.com/podcast.

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On this Champions’ episode, we talk with Steve Pyne, the head coach of the Oregon 6A state champion and the #1 ranked team in the state. 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.
In this episode, he discusses a different approach to certain areas of what they do, including building their culture, developing fundamentals, and playing time, all of which made a difference in propelling the Rams to multiple state championships.

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


Follow Steve Pyne on Twitter/X @CoachPyne67.

Additional Champions Series Episodes:
Garrett Mueller, Head Coach, Stewartville High School (MN)
Kyle Schmitt, Head Coach, Archbishop Spalding (MD)

Follow All We Are Doing:
Follow us on Twitter/X @CoachKGrabowski.
Sign-up for our weekly newsletter.

Thank you for supporting our partners:
Learn More 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 www.signaturechampions.com/podcast.

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31 min

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