On this episode of the Coach and Coordinator podcast, Keith Grabowski is joined by Greenwich (Conn.) High School head coach John Marinelli. Marinelli had the unique opportunity to coach against his father in the Connecticut Interscholastic Athlete Conference (CIAC) Class LL 2018 state title where he led the Cardinals to victory, securing his first state title as a head coach. He reflects on the 2018 season and qualities of his Cardinal program.
01:00 Old school coach, new school mentality
02:28 Offseason leading to a championship
05:10 Putting intangibles into practice
11:42 Focus 3
13:08 Patriot game planning
18:28 Window dressing
20:45 How much Coach Marinelli carries in a game plan
23:35 Managing the team
26:27 Adjustment as the head coach
28:42 Key concept from 2018
31:25 Teaching linebackers patient stunts
35:10 Winning edge
36:20 Connect with coach
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