[Podcast] College Leaders - Zach Tinker, Head Coach at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

By Keith Grabowski | Posted 1/22/2019

Show Notes:

In this episode of the Coach and Coordinator Podcast, Keith is joined by Zach Tinker, head coach at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Coach Tinker’s offense was #1 in passing and 3rd down convergence, top 10 in scoring and top 20 in completion percentage. Tinker talks about his journey as a coach, Coach Tinker’s culture with the team and offense, as well as the importance of the progression of the quarterback.

00:53 Coach Tinker’s coaching journey

02:52 Lessons learned as a coach

05:50 Coach Tinker’s offensive brand

08:15 Branding the culture of the team

11:02 Implementing culture in the offense

13:44 Concepts in the offense

16:15 Making the core of the passing game

18:50 Calibrating the passing game

21:30 Training the quarterback to work with pressure

23:52 The advantage of mobility in the quarterback

25:23 Quarterback’s involvement with the protection

28:15 Keith’s example of practicing protection and escapes

31:00 Coach Tinker’s progression in protection

34:15 Executing the simple plays

35:55 Coach Tinker’s 3rd down success

39:44 The value of the RPO in Coach Tinker’s offense

43:18 Teaching the throws before the run

44:40 Winning edge

48:05 Connect with coach:

Twitter: @coachtinkhc

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Photo Courtesy: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Sports Page