[PODCAST] Coach and Coordinator: Van Spence (6/15/17)
Posted 6/15/2017 By Katelyn Lemen
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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.
: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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