FNF Coaches had a big presence at the 2017 USA Football National Conference on Jan. 27 to 29 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

FNF Coaches editors, writers, videographers and sales staff had a chance to meet face-to-face with some of the 300-plus high school football coaches and administrators in attendance for the fourth annual USA Football Conference.

USA Football brought in many of the country’s top coaches including Hall of Fame inductees, state-champion coaches and finalists for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award. FNF staff also had a chance to visit with vendors that supply high school football teams with apparel, technology, equipment and insurance.

FNF staff took advantage of its access to sessions on topics including X’s and O’s, sports nutrition, strength and conditioning, program building, and position-specific development.

Some keynote speakers included former NFL Super Bowl-winning coaches Jon Gruden and Mike Martz, as well as former NFL players Jerome Bettis and Ray Lewis.

Throughout the weekend, FNF editorial staff members also conducted interviews with some of the most accomplished high school coaches in the country, including St. Xavier (Ohio) coach Steve Specht, who won the 2013 Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award.

Visit FNFCoaches.com for video, photography and stories from the 2017 USA Football National Conference.

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