MENTORING & ADVICE

Culture tip: Let freshman practice with seniors

A three-time New Hampshire Coach of the Year, Bill Raycraft accepted the head coaching position at Malden Catholic in Mass., in 2019. While the start of his career coaching in a new state has been disrupted by the pandemic, he is currently in the midst of coaching a spring football season for the first time.

He recently connected with FNF Coaches for a brief interview about his season.

What is the No. 1 goal for your team this spring?

Win the biggest game with the biggest prize.

Share with us one activity that you utilize to reinforce your team’s culture.

Practice as one, varsity coaches are coaching up freshman through seniors.

What coaching apps do you use most often?

SportsYou.

If you could snap your fingers and be gifted one new product for your football program, what would it be?

A drone so we’ll be able to breakdown practice and game film with players.

What is one change you’ve made to your strength and conditioning program in the last year?

New S&C program that highlights gains and % increases, gets them competing.

If you could have a cup of coffee with one football coach (living or deceased) who would it be?

Indiana University football coach Tom Allen.

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