[Podcast] A Journey in Coaching: Matt Guerrieri, Co-Defensive Coordinator & Safeties Coach at Duke University

By Keith Grabowski | Posted 4/21/2020

Today on the Coach and Coordinator Podcast we welcome in Duke University's Co-Defensive Coordinator and Safeties coach, Matt Guerrieri. After being a three-year letterman at safety for Davidson College, Coach Guerrieri worked his way to Lenoir-Rhyne University as a defensive graduate assistant coach. He then worked his up the ladder on Duke's coaching staff. On this episode, learn from Coach Guerrieri's coaching journey,  and about how he instructs his safeties

2:49 Inspiration to be a football coach

6:24 Learning from experience

8:34 Building culture on defense

10:09 Principles of your team

13:17 Philosophies at Duke

17:35 Reaching your players

21:05 Players being another coach

23:27 Keeping scheme simple

24:21 Coaching your safeties

25:17 Having your safeties play confidently

27:11 Having sound execution

29:01 The winning edge

29:53 Recruiting area

You can follow Coach Guerrieri on Twitter here: @MattGuerrieri

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