College Coach Shares How to Select Captains

By Dan Guttenplan, FNF Coaches Managing Editor

Greg Debeljak has compiled an overall record of 91-43 (.679) in 13 seasons as the Case Western Reserve University head coach. He led the Spartans to a 38-game regular season winning streak from 2006-10.

What is your process for selecting captains?

“It varies year to year. I like to set the captains in the spring. I think it’s important to have captains in the offseason. I’ll name one or two in the spring – guys that are no-brainers, not debatable. After we go through the offseason and see who’s working hard, I have the team vote on a couple more. It’s not necessarily the best players, but who has put in the best effort and shown leadership by example.”

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