300 episodes

USA Football's Keith Grabowski interviews the most knowledgable 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.

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USA Football's Keith Grabowski interviews the most knowledgable 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.

    Developing the Full Athlete: Michael Stacchiotti, Univ. of Pittsburgh's Head Strength & Cond. Coach

    Developing the Full Athlete: Michael Stacchiotti, Univ. of Pittsburgh's Head Strength & Cond. Coach

    On this episode of the Coach and Coordinator Podcast, we welcome in the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Pittsburgh, Coach Michael Stacchiotti. After playing at Baldwin-Wallace University for three seasons at both linebacker and fullback, Michael Stacchiotti went on to become a strength coach. He first worked at Girard High School and Ursuline High School. Coach Stacchiotti then followed suit with stints on the football strength and conditioning staffs at Colorado State (2015-16), Cincinnati (2017), and Mississippi State (2018). In 2019, Coach Stacchiotti worked as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as well.

    2:43 Intro
    4:57 Developing athletes at different levels
    9:50 Types of lifting
    12:57 Utilizing technology
    18:46 Core lifts for high school athletes
    22:46 Best ways to measure progress
    26:25 Metrics used in program
    29:19 Decelerating your body
    33:22 Conditioning your joints
    36:14 Reading content

    You can follow Coach Stacchiotti on Twitter here: @CoachStacc

    Coach and Coordinator Podcast Main Show Links:
    * - Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/tracks
    * - iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-football-coach-and-coordinator-podcast/id1216363733
    * - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2FMkGaDAACBdFKWXY9WfGs?si=HmE_FNIWQtqOgIDdIWginw
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    * - Pandora: https://www.pandora.com/podcast/usa-football-coach-and-coordinator-podcast/PC:13373
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    Check out our systems for skill development in blocking, defeating blocks and tackling at footballdevelopment.com. Follow us daily on Twitter for content and interaction @FBDevCoach and be sure to check out X's and O's analysis at blogs.usafootball.com.

    • 40 min
    Quarterback Preparation: Kyle Ohradzansky, Passing Game Coordinator at the University of Findlay

    Quarterback Preparation: Kyle Ohradzansky, Passing Game Coordinator at the University of Findlay

    On this episode of the Coach and Coordinator Podcast, we are joined by the Quarterbacks Coach and Passing Game Coordinator at the University of Findlay, Kyle Ohradzansky. Coach Ohradzansky is in his third season as an assistant football coach at the University of Findlay in 2020 after spending a pair of seasons as a graduate assistant for Findlay from 2016-17. 

    A Baldwin Wallace University graduate, Coach Ohradzansky played football at BW for 2 seasons, winning the starting quarterback spot during the 2013 season before sitting out due to injury before the 2014 season.  While injured, Coach Ohradzansky served as a student coach, breaking down film and assisting in the development of the offensive game plan.  He began his collegiate career at Lafayette College, where he redshirted for one season and played quarterback for one season.

    2:43 Coach’s Backstory
    4:04 Winning the QB Battle
    5:48 Rivalry Games
    7:06 Becoming a college coach
    9:51 Unexpected opportunities
    11:29 The traits of a coach
    12:41 Getting your feet wet
    15:43 Having a diverse skill set
    16:39 Influences
    21:08 Preparing to QB
    23:37 Scouting Reports
    27:49 Goals during indy period
    31:00 Team period
    33:55 Third Down
    38:11 Time management during practice
    40:56 QB Freedoms
    42:47 The Winning Edge
    44:55 Recruiting Areas

    You Can follow Coach Ohradzansky on Twitter here: @kyleohradzansky

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    - Being The Offensive Coordinator And OL Coach - Kory Allen, University Of Findlay: https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/being-the-offensive-coordinator-and-ol-coach-kory-allen-university-of-findlay

    Coach and Coordinator Podcast Main Show Links:
    * - Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/tracks
    * - iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-football-coach-and-coordinator-podcast/id1216363733
    * - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2FMkGaDAACBdFKWXY9WfGs?si=HmE_FNIWQtqOgIDdIWginw
    * - Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/usa-football-coach-and-coordinator-podcast
    * - Pandora: https://www.pandora.com/podcast/usa-football-coach-and-coordinator-podcast/PC:13373
    * - iHeart: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-usa-football-coach-and-coo-43065252/
    * - Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ilnxsiopbvaqqu4p3v77g4soope

    Check out our systems for skill development in blocking, defeating blocks and tackling at footballdevelopment.com. Follow us daily on Twitter for content and interaction @FBDevCoach and be sure to check out X's and O's analysis at blogs.usafootball.com.

    • 48 min
    Multiple HS State Championship Coach Mike Kirschner on running a K-12 Football Program

    Multiple HS State Championship Coach Mike Kirschner on running a K-12 Football Program

    Crossover Episode from the Football For All Podcast:
    Mount Vernon High School (Indiana) head coach Mike Kirschner sits down with Keith on this episode of the Football For All Podcast. Kirschner, who guided Ben Davis to a Class 6A state title in 2014, his second there, shares the secrets to his successful collaboration with the local youth and middle school programs. He discusses how he prepares youth players and parents in his youth programs t see the game is fun. He also discusses how he ensures that his youth coaches are prepared to coach the game and provide a positive experience.

    Free Shoulder Tackle System mentioned in podcast: footballdevelopment.com

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    • 18 min
    Consistency - Bob Hyland, HC St. Mary's Springs HS (WI), 50 Years, 17 State Championships

    Consistency - Bob Hyland, HC St. Mary's Springs HS (WI), 50 Years, 17 State Championships

    Bob Hyland is the Wisconsin's all-time leader in career wins as a head coach and his ability to get his St. Mary’s Springs and was named the 2019 Associated Press coach of the year.

    Springs defeated Regis 7-0 in WIAA Division 6 championship game for the team's third consecutive state title. It was the ninth WIAA championship for Hyland and the 17th state title overall when including Springs’ eight championships as a member of WISAA.

    Hyland’s overall record stands at 477-107-2 in 49 seasons with the Ledgers and the program has also finished as state runner-up nine times, putting Springs' championship game appearance total at 26.

    Hyland is the #3 winningest active coach and #6 all-time winningest coach in high school football history.

    On today's podcast he sheds light on what has brought him success over the coach of a career spanning five decades.

    2:20 Entering the coaching profession
    4:06 Turning the program around after a 1-15-2 start to his career
    6:50 Pillars of his program start with toughness
    8:50 Being "old school" and navigating change
    11:04 Playing mistake free football
    14:30 Taking on the role of discipline and adjusting to changes
    17:10 Pressure of new ideas from coaches and why he has not changed his offense
    20:33 Evolving his defense
    24:29 Maintaining defensive principles while changing
    26:55 Coaching linebackers against the RPO
    28:40 Using the veer offense and dealing with recruiting
    32:45 The rules have changed to make the game safer
    33:27 How simplicity and consistency are safer
    36:12 Keeping the head out of the game in blocking
    39:29 Plans for coach's future/coaching his grandson's
    41:04 The winning edge

    • 43 min
    Jeff Steinberg - Preparing For The Season And Connection With Players

    Jeff Steinberg - Preparing For The Season And Connection With Players

    In today’s episode of the Coach and Coordinator Podcast, Keith Grabowski is joined by Jeff Steinberg, head coach at Beaumont High School in California. Prior to taking over at Beaumont in 2018, Steinberg served as the head coach at Rancho Verde, where he posted a 33-8 record over three seasons that included back-to-back CIF-SS semifinal appearances in 2015 and 2016 and a Division 3 title in 2017. Grabowski and Coach Steinberg discussed preparation for the season considering the different states of conditioning and preparedness based on the shutdown and time away from our programs. Steinberg also emphasizes the importance of connection and how they accomplished that at Beaumont.

    • 33 min
    7x State Champion Brice Scifres, Bringing the Football Development Model to Your Community

    7x State Champion Brice Scifres, Bringing the Football Development Model to Your Community

    On today's podcast we share an episode from our Football For All Podcast.
    Our guest is seven-time state champion at Roncalli HS, Bruce Scifres. Scifres led the Rebels to seven Indiana state championships, the most recent being his undefeated team of 2016. His record was 248-88. Scifres, who has been named executive director of the Catholic Youth Organization of Indianapolis joins us to discuss implementation of the Football Development Model and how it helps the high school coach build a K-12 program in his community.

    Learn more:
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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293 Ratings

293 Ratings

MeltonD ,

Advancing the Game

No one promotes the sanctity of the game more than Coach Grabowski. He is a cutting edge offensive mind in his own right. We are fortunate to have his eyes on the game at every level.

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Great Listen

Coach Grabowski is doing a great job of bringing on some really intelligent guests with a variety of experiences. I have become a daily listener — and the show has helped me develop professionally and network with the right people.

- Coach Jordan Irsik

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Great variety

Coach always changes up the topics and gives us new and varied content. Just really appreciate and can hear his passion for the game coming through.

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