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Inside the Headset with the AFCA takes you in-depth with interviews, anecdotes, and breakdown of X&O's with football coaches around the country.

Inside the Headset with the AFCA American Football Coaches Association

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Inside the Headset with the AFCA takes you in-depth with interviews, anecdotes, and breakdown of X&O's with football coaches around the country.

    John Cannova, Graduate Assistant - Texas Tech

    John Cannova, Graduate Assistant - Texas Tech

    This week on Inside the Headset we are featuring Texas Tech Graduate Assistant, John Cannova. Coach Cannova discusses his path to coaching at the FBS level, the importance of personal development, and the significance of relationships within the industry.

    • 27 min
    Dave Plungas, Defensive Coordinator - Robert Morris University

    Dave Plungas, Defensive Coordinator - Robert Morris University

    This week on Inside the Headset we are featuring Robert Morris defensive coordinator, Dave Plungas. Coach Plungas discusses his unusual path to playing football, the challenges of coaching at your alma mater, and breaks down his defensive philosophy.

    • 33 min
    Ryan Smith - Head Coach, Southwestern Assemblies of God University

    Ryan Smith - Head Coach, Southwestern Assemblies of God University

    This week on Inside the Headset we are featuring Southwestern Assemblies of God University Head Coach, Ryan Smith. Coach Smith discusses the transition from being a young preacher to a head coach, his offensive philosophy, and the value of attending the annual AFCA Convention.

    • 39 min
    Chad Olson - Head Coach, Pecos HS (TX)

    Chad Olson - Head Coach, Pecos HS (TX)

    This week on Inside the Headset we are featuring Pecos High School (TX) Head Coach, Chad Olson. Coach Olson discusses the importance of high school football, the challenges of leading a football team through adversity, and how he turned around the Pecos High School football program.

    Chad Olson has been a Texas High School football coach for over 20 years. He was named the head coach and athletic director at Pecos High School in July of 2019.

    • 23 min
    PJ Fleck, Head Coach - Minnesota

    PJ Fleck, Head Coach - Minnesota

    This week on Inside The Headset we are featuring Minnesota Head Coach, PJ Flecks’s kickoff session speech from the 2020 AFCA Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Coach Fleck discusses how he works to build a strong culture, the story behind his famous “Row the Boat” mantra, as well as five things he learned as a head coach.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    2020 AFCA Convention Playbook

    2020 AFCA Convention Playbook

    This week on Inside the Headset we are featuring the annual AFCA Convention Playbook. The AFCA's Mario Price and Mike Cross break down everything you need to know going into the 2020 AFCA Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. They highlight the convention schedule, including what sessions they are looking forward to most, as well as different tips and tricks to help maximize your time in Nashville.

    • 51 min

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Great podcast....Awesome to hear most of my coaching heroes facing the same day to day details as we do as a program.

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