[PODCAST] Former college coach Rob Ash discusses new gig in football analytics and its future in the sport

By Matt Reed | Posted 6/11/2018

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Today's Coach and Coordinator podcast guest is Rob Ash, director of coaching development at Championship Analytics, Inc., which helps coaches strategize through analytics. Ash spent 36 years as a head coach at the FCS and NCAA Division III levels before working as an offensive analyst at Arkansas. His coaching stops included Montana State (2007-15), Drake (1989-2006) and Juniata College (1980-88).

In the podcast, Ash discusses his coaching career and the ever-evolving world of football analytics.

Show Notes

  • 1:38     What got Ash into coaching
  • 3:26     Learning to be a head coach at a young age
  • 5:01     Creating a successful program at Drake
  • 8:21     Building culture at the FCS level
  • 10:52   Changes in recruiting and student-athlete development
  • 13:00   Transition from head coach to offensive analyst
  • 15:57   Future of analytics in football
  • 21:20   Using Championship Analytics in an up-tempo offense
  • 23:36   Analytics as part of the pre-game game plan
  • 29:16   Using analytics on the defensive side of the ball
  • 34:50   Practicing in-game situations within analytics coaching
  • 39:25   The ever-changing two-point chart
  • 42:25   Small college and high school use for CAI
  • 43:51   Recommendations of how high school coaches can use basic analytics

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