Episode 38: Sam & Zac Harrell-Ennis HS & Athens HS (HC)

March 27, 2019

Episode 38 features the head coaches of Ennis and Athens High School, Sam and Zac Harrell.  The Harrell’s discuss their family’s history in football, their coaching philosophies and foundational values, their dynamic offensive philosophies, and tips for coaches who aspire to coach their children.  Finally, both coaches look into the future and discuss what the future has in store for their coaching careers and life outside of football. The Harrell’s are one of the great football families in our game today and having them as guests on our program was a great privilege.

Show Notes

Twitter: @coachsamharrell & @zac_harrell

Outline

0:00-0:50 Anchor Ad

0:51 Intro

3:00 Background (Sam)

4:01 Background (Zac)

5:09 Advice for Coaching Sons (Sam)

6:52 Keys to Success at Ennis (Sam)

8:20 Challenges Running Spread & No Huddle in Late ’90s (Sam)

11:45 Description of Offensive System (Zac)

12:35 Core Quick Game Concepts (Zac)

14:15 Transition from Coordinator to Head Coach (Zac)

15:17 Biggest Adjustment Being a Head Coach (Zac)

16:38 Culture of Ennis Football (Sam)

18:23 Core Values at Athens (Zac)

21:08 Influence of Family on Coaching Career (Zac)

24:28 Expectations for Athens Football (Zac)

25:56 Impact of Multiple Sclerosis on Coaching Career (Sam)

30:32 Walkup Songs

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