FNF Coaches Talk Podcast

FNF Coaches Podcast – North Forney (Texas) coach Randy Jackson


Randy Jackson has more than 30 years of experience as a coach. He is currently the head football coach and athletic coordinator at North Forney High School in Forney, Texas. Coach Jackson orchestrated one of the biggest turnarounds in Texas high school football history in 2010.  He helped Mesquite Poteet go from 1-19 before his arrival to 12-3 in his first season, when he was named the Texas 4A ‘Coach of the Year’.

In 2015, he was named the Dallas/Ft. Worth ‘Tom Landry’ award winner and in 2018 the Texas High School Coaches Association ‘Coaching Beyond the Game’ award. In 2016 Coach Jackson published his first book, Culture Defeats Strategy.  It has sold over 7,000 copies. In January, Culture Defeats Strategy 2, was released.

Coach Jackson talked about his team’s season, which is continuing with a trip to the playoffs (2:30). He also talked about the impact the pandemic has had on his players (5:00). He shared the lessons he imparts in his book about building team culture (9:45) and surrounding himself with quality assistant coaches (15:25). Finally, he breaks down new technology (21:20), strength and conditioning (27:35), and the publishing industry for coaches (35:10).