[Podcast] Playing Fast, Physical and Finishing with Jason Houghtaling, Head Coach Wagner

By Keith Grabowski | Posted 7/8/2019

On today’s episode of the Coach and Coordinator podcast, host Keith Grabowski speaks with Jason Houghtaling (Hoss), head coach at Wagner College (N.Y.). The 2019 season marks coach’s fifth year as the head coach of the Seahawks with prior stints as Wagner’s offensive coordinator, Cornell’s (N.Y.) offensive coordinator, Hudson Valley Community College’s (N.Y.) head coach. He began his coaching career at Milford Academy (N.Y.). Hoss joined the podcast today to talk about his transition to head coach at Wagner and how he builds his program.

1:03 Where the name Coach Hoss comes from

2:00 When Hoss knew he wanted to be a coach

4:20 How much his O-Line mentality played into his coaching

6:33 Transitioning from an assistant to head coach at the same school

8:40 What they build their program on

12:36 Building a staff that buys into culture

17:38 Developing players on and off the field

22:10 What does Coach base his offense on

25:02 Hardest defense to play against

27:50 Developing his O-Linemen at Wagner

30:54 Winning edge

Connect with coach:

Twitter: @HossWagner

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