[PODCAST] Coach and Coordinator: Van Spence (6/15/17)

By Katelyn Lemen | Posted 6/15/2017

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Van Spence is today’s guest on the USA Football Coach and Coordinator podcast. He is the head coach at Paulding County High School (Dallas, Ga.). Keith and Spence discuss making the jump from assistant to head coach, Spence’s mid-zone concept and the growing issue of transfers in high school football.

Show notes

  • :29   Becoming a football coach and  14 years at McEachern HS
  • 2:50   How the coaching staff instills work ethic
  • 3:35   Character-building as part of team culture
  • 7:03   Expertise as an offensive coach and the study of the quarterback position
  • 10:26   Mid zone
  • 16:30   Never assume a player knows exactly what to do
  • 17:48   No one is bigger than the program
  • 22:26   Creating a balance between being a coach and a father
  • 25:24   Transferring is a growing concern in HS football
  • 26:31   Two-minute drill

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