BUILDING A PROGRAM

Texas coach culture tip: Introduce players to your families

Staff Report

Tyler Chapel Hill (Texas) offensive coordinator Johnny Irvin has a simple piece of team-building advice for coaches. Invite players to meet your family.

“Culture is a daily habit, and we as coaches do our best to model what a man of integrity looks like,” Irvin said. “We have our position kids over to our houses so they can see what our family looks like, how we interact with our wives and children. We talk about who we are and how we want to represent ourselves; it’s not perfect but it’s a work in progress.”

Irvin recently shared some other offseason goals with FNF Coaches.

What coaching apps do you use most often?

Hudl.

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

A Crowther Sled.

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

We’ve gone more to the “Feed the Cats” type of program.

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

Bobby Bowden.

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