511 episodes

Keith Grabowski interviews the most knowledgeable head coaches, coordinators, and position coaches from professional, college, and high school football. Keith and his guests discuss the philosophy, concepts, schemes, and strategies that they have learned throughout their careers. Each show includes a specific idea that can be applied to help coaches at every level find the winning edge.

Coach and Coordinator Podcast Keith Grabowski

    • Sports
    • 4.7 • 349 Ratings

Keith Grabowski interviews the most knowledgeable head coaches, coordinators, and position coaches from professional, college, and high school football. Keith and his guests discuss the philosophy, concepts, schemes, and strategies that they have learned throughout their careers. Each show includes a specific idea that can be applied to help coaches at every level find the winning edge.

    Knute Rockne On Offense

    Knute Rockne On Offense

    In 1925 Knute Rockne, then the head coach at Notre Dame published a book simply called "Coaching."

    On today's podcast, Keith shares "Chapter 4 - Offense." In this chapter what Knute Rockne writes about is still applicable and could be part of any coaching manual or playbook today.

    Shownotes:
    -Introduction
    -Football and Warfare
    -Versatility of Attack
    -Formations
    -Balanced vs Unbalanced
    -Shifting
    -Sequences
    -Huddling and Tempo
    -Hints on Offense

    Related:
    Woody Hayes Passing Game:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/woody-hayes-passing-game
    Woody Hayes Five Yard Fence Rule for Better Run Fits
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/woody-hayes-5-yard-fence-rule-for-better-run-fits
    Wisdom from Knute Rockne and Bear Bryant
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/wisdom-from-knute-rockne-and-bear-bryant
    From Hall of Fame Coach Darrell Royal's Book - "The Simple Life In Coaching"
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/from-hall-of-fame-coach-darrell-royals-book-the-simple-life-in-coaching
    Woody Hayes Insight into the Coaching Profession:https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/woody-hayes-insight-into-the-coaching-profession?in_system_playlist=picks-for-you%3A%3Auser-804678956

    • 25 min
    Effectively Network To Advance Personally &Professionally - Alonzo Carter, RB Coach, San Jose State

    Effectively Network To Advance Personally &Professionally - Alonzo Carter, RB Coach, San Jose State

    Alonzo cart
    Alonzo Carter is the assistant head coach, running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at San Jose State. He was recognized by 247Sports.com as the Mountain West Recruiter of the Year in 2019.

Coach Carter became a national figure in college football and the coaching profession in the spring of 2020 organizing his "West Coast ZOOM Calls." He desired to assist minority coaches with upward mobility in the coaching profession, the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sports and society.
    
In August, 2020, he was named to the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches (NCMFC) executive committee. The organization's goal is to identify and groom coaches of color, and create a list of coaching candidates for upward mobility. On campus, he now serves as an advisor to the student-athlete groups, People of Change and #SJSpeaksUp.

Coach “Zo” came to the Spartans with after a period as highly successful local community college and high school football head coach and an unparalleled five years in the world of musical entertainment (he danced for MC Hammer’s group.

    In 18 years of head coaching experience, his teams compiled a 129-69-3 win-loss record, won 11 league championships, three California Interscholastic Federation (C.I.F.) Oakland Section titles, and six post-season bowl games. He was named a league or conference coach of the year in seven of those seasons.

    Shownotes:
    Who is alonzo Carter
    Coaching journey
    What are you willing to sacrifice
    Learning working camps
    Should have spent more time learning OL
    What are you doing to develop yourself in the off season?
    How do you get to the college level?
    Do people know you at the local colleges?
    Importance of a practice schedule
    Friend vs HC
    Making the most out of the convention
    Spend your time wisely
    Networking pays off - examples

    Get the best coaching tools - game plan and teach your players better with @getreconsports.
    email for a demo - podcast@getreconsports.com
    -(317)324-8605
    - getreconsports.com/

    Get this entire presentation and the State Association MegaTicket:
    https://azfbca2022.coachesclinic.com

    Related:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/sets/game-plan-for-your-next-job

    • 28 min
    Wide Zone Pendulum Strike & Pass Pro Strike System - Bill Callahan & Scott Peters, Cleveland Browns

    Wide Zone Pendulum Strike & Pass Pro Strike System - Bill Callahan & Scott Peters, Cleveland Browns

    The Cleveland Browns offensive line has been one of the highest rated in the NFL ranked #3 and #4 in run blocking the past two seasons, but also registering the least amount of head impacts and concussions. This is a segment of the COOL Clinic with Bill Callahan and Scott Peters. Coach Callahan talks about their techniques for Wide Zone and Scott Peters gives an overview of the terminology they utilize to create a system for Sets, Strikes, and Counters in Pass Protection.

    Shownotes:

    Bill Callahan:
    Play with hands #3 &#4 the last two years in run; least amount of head impact/zero concussions
    Play Long and Win the first touch
    Buckboard technique of defensive lineman
    Post up blocker and trail blocker
    Footwork=brace -high leg- pop
    Advance the stagger
    Pendelum Strike
    Assess the location of the LB

    Peters
    OL Play is the most exciting martial art on the planet
    Numerical systems for sets and strikes in pass protection
    Pillar
    Scoop strike
    Camp strike/fit
    Snatch strike/fit
    Armpit strikes
    Chest Plate
    Clamp points
    System codes - sets, strikes, counters

    Replays of 2022 COOL Clinic:
    https://cool2022.coachesclinic.com/

    COOL Clinic Channel on CoachTube
    https://coachtube.com/coolclinic

    Related:
    Jon Gruden at the 2022 COOL Clinic:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/what-i-look-for-when-hiring-an-ol-coach-jon-gruden-at-the-cool-clinic

    COOL Clinic Speaker Playlist
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/sets/the-c-o-o-l-clinic-speakers

    Scott Peter’s Tip of the Spear Football:
    https://tipofthespearfootball.com

    • 22 min
    How To Simplify Your Teaching By Grouping Schemes - Matt Luke, OL Coach, University Of Georgia

    How To Simplify Your Teaching By Grouping Schemes - Matt Luke, OL Coach, University Of Georgia

    Matt Luke has checked a lot of boxes in his career from being the Head Coach at his alma mater, Ole Miss, to winning the 2021 FBS National Championship as the Offensive Line Coach of the Georgia Bulldogs.

    Coach Luke spoke at the 2022 COOL Clinic and illustrated how he groups his play schemes for install, learning, and communication.

    Shownotes:
    -Career and stepping away after a national championship
    -movement from huddle to uptempo
    -importance of language
    -inside zone
    -gap schemes
    -pin and pull
    -protection


    One advantage to having clear and concise ;language that has definitive meaning for your players is that it allows you to effectively and efficiently make adjustments as well as communicate with staff as the game is going.

    A tremendous tool for making adjustments on Friday nights is your instant replay system, but the effectiveness is very dependent on having great technology and that’s where our partner of the Coach and Coordinator Podcast SportScope excels.

    When you go feature by feature and compare SportScope to the competition, it’s a no-brainer. From the speed in which you can access video from the previous play to what it will cost you program, SportScope wins in all regards,

    SportScope gives you easy and predictive play tagging, picture in picture angle switching, smart features like sorting clips and play lockers for use of important clips at halftime, as well as giving you live in game opponent stats and tendencies

    Technology can certainly provide advantages on game day, but only if you can trust it and maximize its effectiveness. For an episode on how to exactly do that, listen to Douglas Rivers, 6x state champion at nationally ranked Dutch Fork HS and see how SportScope helps them win. Links are in the show notes and go to sportscope.com for more info.

    Episode with Douglas Rivers:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/finding-solutions-to-benefit-the-teamprocess-for-adjustments-doug-rivers-te-coach-dutch-fork

    Replays of 2022 COOL Clinic:
    https://cool2022.coachesclinic.com/

    COOL Clinic Channel on CoachTube
    https://coachtube.com/coolclinic

    Related:
    Jon Gruden at the 2022 COOL Clinic:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/what-i-look-for-when-hiring-an-ol-coach-jon-gruden-at-the-cool-clinic

    COOL Clinic Speaker Playlist
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/sets/the-c-o-o-l-clinic-speakers

    • 16 min
    What I Look For When Hiring An OL Coach - Jon Gruden at the C.O.O.L. Clinic

    What I Look For When Hiring An OL Coach - Jon Gruden at the C.O.O.L. Clinic

    Today's episode is a segment from Jon Gruden's presentation at the C.O.O.L. Clinic "What I look fro when hiring an OL Coach."

    Coach Gruden shares his approach and what he looks for in this critical hire.

    Shownotes:
    -Using game film from the candidate
    -Quest for knowledge
    -Compatability
    -Work together to build a system
    -Hard work and loyalty
    -Develop players
    -Practice time

    Check out our partner:
    email for a demo - podcast@getreconsports.com
    -(317)324-8605
    - getreconsports.com/

    Register for the COOL Clinic:
    https://cool2022.coachesclinic.com

    COOL Clinic Channel on CoachTube:
    https://coachtube.com/coolclinic

    Related:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/national-conference-w-jon-gruden-head-coach-oakland-raiders

    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/sets/the-c-o-o-l-clinic-speakers

    • 19 min
    Coaching The OL, The Invisible Heroes - Marty Costello, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

    Coaching The OL, The Invisible Heroes - Marty Costello, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

    Costello
    Marty Costello enters his seventh year with the Winipeg Blue Bombers in 2022, and fifth as the team’s offensive line coach. Coach Costello has won two Grey Cup Championships with the Blue Bombers offensive line, which remains the most-consistent and dominant unit in the Canadian Football League.

    Coach Costello first came to Winnipeg in 2016 to serve as assistant offensive line coach to Bob Wylie. Prior to joining Winnipeg, Costello spent two seasons at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as run-game coordinator and offensive line coach

    Before UWSP, Costello coached at Valley City State. He started as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, and for his final three seasons, was promoted to offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. His team at Valley City State won three consecutive conference championships.

    Today’s episode is segments from his COOL Clinic talk from 2021 and a preview of his talk for 2022.

    Shownotes:
    -The Invisible Heroes
    -Skill players
    -Coaching the OL
    -Add to the Toolbox
    -What do you want them to do
    -Win the block on the 1st two steps
    -Many of the same drills from small college days
    -Weekly process for preparation
    -Front 7 observations/move chart
    -Evaluating opponent defense on film
    -Mistakes can be covered up with effort
    -Communication is 80% of the game
    -Eliminate mental errors
    -Be technically sound
    -Grading - production matters most
    -The whistle tells you the finish
    -Unit chemistry and trust
    -Drill selection
    -Training priorities

    Register for the COOL Clinic:
    Cool2022.coachesclinic.com

    Link to Coach Costello’s 2021 COOL Clinic Presentation on CoachTube:
    https://bit.ly/38BXyNp

    Get more out of your breakdowns for planning and player learning:
    getreconsports.com

    Related Episodes:
    COOL Clinic Past & Present with Bob Wylie:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/the-cool-clinic-past-present-with-bob-wylie
    Chemistry, Mindset and Communication:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/chemistry-mindset-and-communication-bob-wylie-nfl-and-cfl-alumni-32922-456-am
    What I Learned about Pass Protection - Joe Thomas (Part 1 :
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/what-ive-learned-about-pass-protection-part-1-with-joe-thomas-and-bob-wylie
    Joe Thomas Part 2
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/what-i-learned-about-pass-protection-part-2-joe-thomas-and-bob-wylie
    What Do You Tell Them When the Ball is Dead:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/what-do-you-tell-them-when-the-ball-is-dead-bob-wylie-ol-coach-ottawa-red-blacks
    Coaching that Builds Relationships (Part 1):
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/brotherhood-in-coaching-part-1-bob-wylie-offensive-line-coach-ottawa-redblacks
    Coaching that Builds Relationships (Part 2):
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/brotherhood-in-coaching-part-2-bob-wylie-offensive-line-coach-ottawa-redblacks
    Practice Drills & Work Ethic - Dante Scarnecchia:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/practice-drills-and-work-ethic-dante-scarnecchia-ol-coach-for-34-years-for-the-new-england-patriots
    Maximize the Meeting Room:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/maximize-the-meeting-room-four-coaches-share-how-they-do-it
    Sound Teaching Progression to Develop Your Players:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/a-sound-teaching-progression-to-develop-your-players-greg-studrawa-ol-coach-ohio-state
    3 NFL Coaches on Coaching the Basics:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/3-nfl-coaches-on-coaching-the-basics-bobby-johnson-keith-carter-and-adam-stenavich
    Scott Peters - Creating a Better, Safer Game - Part 1
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/creating-a-better-safer-game-part-1-scott-peters-assistant-ol-coach-clevland-browns
    Scott Peters - Creating a Better, Safer Game - Part 2
    https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/what-is-leverage-contact-for-every-position-part-2-scott-peters-assistant-ol-coach-cleveland-browns

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
349 Ratings

349 Ratings

jtpassot ,

Great Content

The content the podcast brings is great and probably the best of any football podcast especially in the way that Keith seeks information from coaches and has a plan.

Hollywood 74 ,

What a great resource

If you are looking for good coaching schemes, drills, or technical information it is in these podcasts. All levels great stuff

DJ5223 ,

Great information

The information received from the interviews are amazing. The only way we can get better as coaches is to learn from each other. Glad I was able to find this podcast

Top Podcasts In Sports

Barstool Sports
Dan Le Batard, Stugotz
The Ringer
The Ringer
Barstool Sports
The Volume and iHeartPodcasts

You Might Also Like

Rowdy Harper & Brady Walz
American Football Coaches Association
Joe Daniel Football
Coach Vass Football
Derick Perkins, Dan Casey, and Chris Malleo
Joe Daniel Football