[Podcast] Equifinality: Justin Lustig, Assistant Head Coach, Special Teams Coordinator & Outside Receivers Coach at Syracuse University

By Keith Grabowski | Posted 3/25/2020

On this episode of the Coach and Coordinator podcast, Syracuse University's assistant head coach, special teams coordinator, and outside receivers coach, Justin Lustig joins the show. Coach Lustig discusses his rise in the coaching rankings and how he handles his various duties on Syracuse's coaching staff. Coach Lustig also reveals his belief in Equifinality, which means that there are an infinite amount of ways to solve a problem. 

Towards the end of the episode we also spoke with  the creator of TXHSFBCHAT on Twitter, Ridgepoint High School's (TX) offensive coordinator Chris Fisher. Learn how you can get involved in the conversation with the different coaching discussions on Twitter.

2:35 Handling the shutdown

7:15 Inspiration to be a coach

9:25 Lessons learned as a young coach

12:45 Embracing new situations

14:44 Being a former head coach helps you as an assistant coach

17:36 Finding right offensive scheme fit

19:45 Coach Matt Drinkall

20:47 Lessons for young coaches

23:29 Balancing being position coach and special teams coordinator

30:31 Drills during practice

34:15 Reverse engineering

35:58 Getting insight from players

37:38 Ranking skills for wide receivers

38:41 The winning edge

39:27 Recruiting areas

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