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Vol II 2015

Vol II 2015


DC Leadership Lessons - Detail is critical in making sure a staff knows the expectations of a defensive coordinator.

by: Joe Woodley
Defensive Coordinator, Grand View University
© Vol II 2015

As a defensive coordinator, you are the head coach of the defense. Thatís the way I approach it every day. Before fall camp and spring ball,  I discuss my expectations for each coach and their position group. As the leader of those coaches, I want to make sure we are on the same page.

My Expectations -

A.  No egos. We should all be trying to achieve the same thing.

We should all be in this for the kids. If you are in it for any other reason such as money, notoriety, or yourself, you wonít be around long. This game has been and always will be about the players and, of course, the team. The coordinator needs to have the least amount of ego of all of them. You need to value the input the coaches offer you. Donít be a dictator.

B.  Loyalty and respect. Give it to them if you want them in return.<....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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