Today’s guest on the Coach and Coordinator podcast is David DeVaughn, head coach at Eielson High School in Alaska. DeVaughn won his school’s Division III state championship, giving them six state titles. DeVaughn was a former player at Eielson High School and took the head coaching job at 25 years old and is now 128-48 overall in 19 seasons.
On today’s show, DeVaughn and Keith Grabowski talk about his philosophy of coaching, running the Wing T offense and what he believes has brought him success.
00:20 National Conference
01:10 Coach David DeVaughn bio
01:45 DeVaughn’s start in coaching
02:55 The importance of being a role model
03:30 How DeVaughn chooses coaching staff
05:20 Helping coaches balance role model and friendship
06:20 How the coaches develop technically and tactically
07:27 Who made an impact on DeVaughn’s coaching philosophy?
09:05 Keeping it simple
10:40 Mistakes as a young coach, what was learned?
11:55 Dynamic of coaching staff
12:53 Building culture as a team
14:55 Preparing his team leaders
17:50 How DeVaughn gets the team to buy in on leadership
19:20 Handling the up and downs in buy in
20:50 Consistency in assistant coaches
21:50 Philosophy on offense
23:10 Influences in Wing T offense
25:00 Creating advantages
27:50 What intrigues DeVaughn on offense?
28:35 RPO from compressed formation
29:30 Incorporating the pistol
30:50 Running the trap
35:40 Eye candy helping in success of the play
36:48 Keeping it simple for the linemen
37:55 Running trap in spread
39:25 Advice for young coaches
41:05 Making personal time
44:05 Connect with coach:
Twitter: Follow @CoachDevaughn
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