Kevin Swift is the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Gold Beach High School in Oregon. Gold Beach is a small rural school, but Swift has managed great success with limited students, finances and facilities.
Most coaches wish that they had more athletes, more money, more coaches, better facilities and better equipment. On this episode Swift discusses how he has built state champions in a small school setting, and shares real world examples of how you can do the same thing. His breadth of experience goes from Southern California college football coach to small school coach in Oregon. Swift shares about many lessons he has picked up along the way as a coach and athletic director. Continue reading “CLP Episode 5 – Kevin Swift, Building Championship Programs in a Rural Setting”
Chris Fore has been a Special Teams Coordinator for 15 years (14 at the high school level and 1 at the Junior College level, which was 2017). He shares some insight and wisdom from all of that time spent coordinating what he feels is a very important part of the game.
Fore talks about time prioritization, staffing needs, determining your Special Teams philosophy, organizing your Special Teams throughout the year, during training camp, and the season, as well as many other tidbits to help your team find success in the often overlooked and very important 1/3rd of the game. Continue reading “CLP Episode 4 – Chris Fore, Special Teams Organization”
Brandon Huffman is one of the foremost college recruiting recruiting experts in the nation. He shares about the current state of recruiting, the future of recruiting and how coaches can help their players. He also shares the story of losing his precious 7 year old daughter to a brain tumor.
There’s no doubt that recruiting has changed tremendously during Brandon Huffman’s career. He shares some unique insight on the status recruiting, what it is like to hear from parents, kids and coaches 24/7, and what the future of recruiting might look like. More importantly, I’ve asked Brandon to share about DNPG, the rare brain tumor, that took his daughter much too early. I want to bring awareness to this horrific tumor. Continue reading “CLP Episode 3 – Brandon Huffman, National Recruiting Director, 24/7 Sports”
The rare college coach who has spent more than 15 years in one place, Coach Santa Cruz shares his story of moving from packaging dog food to becoming a college coach, and how he transformed his leadership after a rough start.
Our guest this week is Victor Santa Cruz, the Head Football Coach at Azusa Pacific University (NCAA D2). The rare college coach who has spent more than 15 years in one place. Hear his story of moving from packaging dog food to becoming a college coach. Santa Cruz struggled early on as a Head Coach. Hear what he changed in leading the program, and how those changes led to 3 conference championships in 5 years! Tremendous insight to this great coaching profession on this podcast. Continue reading “CLP Episode 2 – Victor Santa Cruz, Head Football Coach, Azusa Pacific University”
Introduction to the The Coaches’ Locker Podcast. Get to know Coach Fore as he takes you through a brief journey of his nearly 2 decades in the coaching business.
Coach Fore launches The Coaches’ Locker Podcast! In his first episode, Fore walks you through each of his stops, and more importantly shares one lesson that he learned from each of the seven schools he has worked at. He also shares his vision for this podcast by breaking down what the focus of it will be, and shares about some of his first guests Continue reading “CLP Episode 1 – My Introduction: 7 Lessons I’ve Learned As A Coach”