Coach and Coordinator podcast: Jim Meyer (6/1/17)

By Stephen Spiewak | Posted 6/1/2017

Jim Meyer is today’s guest on the USA Football Coach and Coordinator podcast. Meyer currently serves as the defensive coordinator at Baldwin Wallace University (Berea, Ohio). He sits down with Keith to discuss why it’s critical that coaches stick to a schedule, why head coaches need to be respectful of their assistants’ time and how he contains the perimeter with his "blader and razor" concept. He also dishes on his most famous football pupil—LeBron James, who Meyer coached on the gridiron during his freshman and sophomore seasons at St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, Ohio).

Show notes

  • 1:08   Coaching at every level of football
  • 2:51   Why it's critical that head coach starts on time (not early) and ends on time (not late)
  • 5:05   "No new plays go in after 10 p.m."
  • 8:20   There are people behind the Xs and Os
  • 12:15   Your opponent is working, too--and you need to do more
  • 14:15   The art of coaching is understanding what your kids can and cannot do
  • 17:23   Shutting down the outside perimeter game with the blader and razor concept
  • 22:49   Importance of a strong relationship with the offensive coordinator
  • 24:56   Coaching LeBron James in high school
  • 28:54   Coaching Jason Taylor in college (and Taylor's transition from OLB to DE)
  • 32:51   Respecting other coaches' time
  • 37:02   The winning edge

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