[PODCAST] Six-time West Virginia state champion Dave Walker talks about head coaching career that began at 23 years old

By Brent Glasgow | Posted 5/10/2018

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Martinsburg (West Virginia) High School coach Dave Walker joins host Keith Grabowski on today's Coach and Coordinator podcast. Walker has six state championships to his credit, and was named National Federation of High Schools coach of the year following the 2016 season, in which Martinsburg went 14-0 and outscored its postseason opposition 203-7. Walker discusses his head coaching career that started at just 23, and building a program into one of the state's best.

Show notes

  • :50: Transition from player to head coach at 23 years old
  • 2:10: Consistencies in high school football through the years
  • 3:10: Building foundation as a young coach
  • 4:49: Turning alumni into good assistant coaches
  • 6:25: Core program philosophy 
  • 8:45: Results through in-house competition
  • 10:21: Coaching today’s athletes
  • 14:35: Evolution in offensive attack
  • 18:00: Utilizing the shoulder block
  • 18:45: RPO use
  • 22:49: The winning edge

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