The theme of the January edition of FNF Coaches is “Coaches of the Year” – with a focus on state-champion coaches. FNF Coaches names St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) coach Roger Harriott and Highland Park (Texas) coach Randy Allen as co-recipients of 2016 National Coach of the Year honors.
Some stories include:
Antioch (Calif.) is known for running the ball with more than 8,000 rushing yards the last two years. However, coach Brett Dudley’s play-action game has given the team its most explosive plays on offense.
The power read is one of the spread offense’s hardest plays to defend for the modern defensive coordinator. Lovejoy High (Texas) cornerback coach Cody Alexander, who heads up MatchQuarters.com, writes about his strategy.
Since installing a new strength and conditioning program in 2015, Colleyville Heritage (Texas) coach Joe Willis has seen the offseason participation numbers increase by 70 percent and concussions drop by 50 percent.
Matt Capolongo is a performance coach for football players at the Professional Athletic Performance Center (Garden City, NY). He shared 10 tips for helping a player improve his speed during the offseason.
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