37 min

Simplifying Culture- Adam Cushing, Head Coach, Eastern Illinois (FCS) Coach and Coordinator Podcast

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On today’s episode of The Coach and Coordinator Podcast, host Keith Grabowski is joined by Head Football Coach at Eastern Illinois, Adam Cushing. Cushing will be going into his second year as head coach of the Panthers when their season resumes this spring. Prior to Eastern Illinois, Cushing coached at Northwestern since 2004, where he held roles of Tight Ends Coach, Superbacks coach and since 2009, offensive line coach. During his time at Northwestern, the team appeared in 10 bowl games including a win over Utah in the Holiday Bowl in his last game. Coach joins the podcast today to talk about simplifying culture.

Show Notes:

1:17 When Cushing decided he wanted to be a coach
4:05 Key takeaways from the Coaches he learned from
7:52 The foundation of Cushings culture
10:14 Special things Coach’s teams do in the community, even during Covid
13:13 Value of a football program in the big picture of the world
14:55 Empowering his assistant coaches
18:31 Simplifying his message to his players
23:21 Doing accountability the right way
26:42 How Coach took time to make his message concise
29:22 How to adjust if players aren’t getting the message
31:36 Overview of what Cushing will be talking about at the IHFCA
33:46 Winning Edge
35:45 Connect with Coach

Illinois Clinic Link:

IHSFCA.coachesclinic.com

On today’s episode of The Coach and Coordinator Podcast, host Keith Grabowski is joined by Head Football Coach at Eastern Illinois, Adam Cushing. Cushing will be going into his second year as head coach of the Panthers when their season resumes this spring. Prior to Eastern Illinois, Cushing coached at Northwestern since 2004, where he held roles of Tight Ends Coach, Superbacks coach and since 2009, offensive line coach. During his time at Northwestern, the team appeared in 10 bowl games including a win over Utah in the Holiday Bowl in his last game. Coach joins the podcast today to talk about simplifying culture.

Show Notes:

1:17 When Cushing decided he wanted to be a coach
4:05 Key takeaways from the Coaches he learned from
7:52 The foundation of Cushings culture
10:14 Special things Coach’s teams do in the community, even during Covid
13:13 Value of a football program in the big picture of the world
14:55 Empowering his assistant coaches
18:31 Simplifying his message to his players
23:21 Doing accountability the right way
26:42 How Coach took time to make his message concise
29:22 How to adjust if players aren’t getting the message
31:36 Overview of what Cushing will be talking about at the IHFCA
33:46 Winning Edge
35:45 Connect with Coach

Illinois Clinic Link:

IHSFCA.coachesclinic.com

37 min

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