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coaches and athletic directors

October 2, 2009

Man on a Mission

J.T. Curtis, Jr. has maintained the academic/athletic excellence and tradition set forth by his late father, John Sr., at John Curtis Christian High School (River Ridge, LA) en route to becoming the second winningest H.S. football coach in the countr...


October 2, 2009

Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Notre Dame has entrusted alum Charlie Weis as the man to recapture the football program’s proud legacyCOACH: You were born in Trenton, NJ in 1956 and graduated from Middlesex (NJ) High School. What was your childhood like? What sports did you p...


October 2, 2009

Man of the (Big) House

Lloyd Carr presides over the nation’s all-time winningest college football programCOACH: You were born in 1945 in Hawkins County, TN, before your family moved to Riverview, MI, when you were 10. Talk about your childhood. How did you pass the t...


October 2, 2009

Game Planning Your Defensive Coverages

Probably the most vital decision you will have to make in your game planning is what kind of key coverages to use. Most of them will fit into one of the four basic types: zone, man to man, combination, or blitz.We realize that most defenses will use ...


October 2, 2009

Friday Night Lights

Todd Dodge has maintained and enhanced the longstanding tradition at Southlake (TX) Carroll HighA Friday night game at Southlake Carroll HighCOACH: Where did you grow up? What was your childhood like?DODGE: I grew up in Port Arthur, which is along th...


October 2, 2009

Climbing the Mountain Top

Rich Rodriguez returned to his roots and has West Virginia on the fast track to national prominence.  Football Coach Rich RodriguezCOACH: You grew up a Mountaineers fan, having been raised in Grant Town, just a half-hour away from West Virg...


October 2, 2009

Blue Man Group

While they may play on the fabled blue turf and are perceived as offensive tricksters, Chris Petersen’s Boise State football program takes pride in its blue collar approach. [caption id="attachment_9676" align="alignright" width="150"] Petersen ...


October 2, 2009

The Big Cheese

He’s beloved in the Dairy State and revered in the Big Ten but it’s about time Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan receive overdue national recognitionCOACH: You began playing basketball at an early age as your father, Butch, coached youth baseball...