[PODCAST] Coach & Coordinator: Rick Jones (10/11/17)

By Katelyn Lemen | Posted 10/11/2017

(Photo via arkansasonline.com)

Rick Jones is the head football coach at Greenwood (Arkansas) High School, a position he assumed in 2004. Since assuming the reins of the Bulldogs’ gridiron program, Jones has led Greenwood to unparalleled success, including garnering state 4A runner-up honors in 2004 and a state 4A championship in 2005. A 1977 graduate of Harding College (Arkansas), Jones has achieved notable success at every stop in his career. In the process, he has been accorded coach-of-the-year honors eight times. One of the most respected interscholastic high school football coaches in the game, Jones is a much sought-after speaker at football clinics across the United States.

Show notes

  • 1:40 Giving players opportunities to lead
  • 5:42 Importance of team dinners during the season
  • 8:38 Holding a leadership class
  • 9:32 Why the coaching staff walks arm-in-arm on and off the field at every practice
  • 13:02 Jones’ thoughts on running in practice
  • 16:07 The Loaf System
  • 20:10 Taking a weekend off in the middle of the season
  • 22:10 Message to players right before a game
  • 25:11 “Quiet time” in the locker room
  • 27:16 The winning edge

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