Episode 22: Mat Mahoney-Fairmont High School (HC)

July 25, 2018

Episode 22’s guest is the Head Coach of Fairmont High School, Mat Mahoney. Coach Mahoney shares with us his program and staff building strategies and explains the foundational values he has instilled in the program. He also explains the difficulties and changes in the coaching profession today and what remedies could improve the game moving forward. Coach also recalls the impact of his grandfather on his coaching career, and the characteristics that makes Fairmont a special place.

Show Notes

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Outline

  • 1:02 Background
  • 2:28 Impact of Grandfather on Fairmont & Mat Mahoney
  • 4:43: Balancing Athletic Director and Head Football Coach
  • 6:38 Foundational Values of Fairmont Football Program
  • 7:48 Changes in Game of Football Throughout Career
  • 9:01 Challenges Facing High School Coaches Today
  • 10:20 Qualities to Look For in Assistant Coaches & How to Build a Coaching Staff
  • 11:07 Commonalities of State Participant Teams
  • 12:05 Legacy of Coach Mahoney
  • 12:28 Walkup Song

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