[Podcast] Training Camp Series - Washington St RB Coach Eric Mele

By Keith Grabowski | Posted 8/13/2019

Washington State running backs coach Eric Mele joined us today for USA Football’s Coach and Coordinator podcast. Mele is entering his fifth season with the Cougars and his second as running backs coach. Before spending time with the running backs, Mele was the special teams coordinator and quality control for the Cougars. Prior to Washington State, Mele spent five seasons as the special teams coordinator/running backs coach at Wingate University (N.C.). During his time at Wingate, Mele helped guide the Bulldogs to a 36-19 record, highlighted by a second appearance in the 2010 NCAA Division II playoffs. 

00:40 How Mele found his way to Washington State

8:15 What Mele wants his team to know for the 2019 season

11:27 Dividing up pass pro, running the ball, receiving drills and more

13:55 Addressing vision for hitting running lanes

16:45 Managing reps and reps for Mele’s running backs

20:30 Getting upperclassmen to help lead and coach

21:30 The evaluation process

23:38 Charting the measurables for running backs

25:50 Stopping young running backs from “squatting in the hole”

27:25 Coach Mele’s Twitter picture and what that means to his players

29:10 How Coach Mele stays connected with his family during camp

31:20 Coach Mele’s winning edge


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