FNF Coaches Talk Podcast

FNF Coaches Podcast – 10-Time Texas State Champion Coach Tim Buchanan

(Photo/Sharon Ellman)


Today’s guest is one of the most successful coaches in the country and a legend in the state of Texas. Aledo High School’s Tim Buchanan has built a dynasty since his hire at Aledo High School in 1993. Aledo won its Texas-record 10th state championship in January. He talks about his vision for a program that competes in one of the most competitive districts in the country and what he’s learned and how he’s changed in 28 years as coach.

Topics include:

  • How he instilled a culture when he took the job in 1993 (2:45)
  • The challenges of taking over a program in transition (4:50)
  • Why he doesn’t talk about wins or championships (7:30)
  • How he builds relationships with players and coaches (11:00)
  • How calling his players’ parents knuckleheads worked out (15:30)
  • His strength and conditioning philosophy (18:00)
  • Why he makes his players run track (22:45)
  • Technology that helps his team win (29:00)
  • Apps he uses for video (33:45)
  • How he collaborates with assistants for a game plan (37:30)