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For those on here who are assistants now, if you were a head coach, what would you look for in an assistant coach?


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Good teachers,motivators and believe in your vision 100%


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Im going through this now, i have 4 people and 1 spot open, i need trust, loyalty, and selflessness,  these are all dads and im favoring the guy who said "ill do whatever you want, i  just want the best seat in the house when my boy plays", this guy knows little but wants to learn for his own benefit not his son.

I can explain it to you, I can't understand if for you.


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I'll echo BUCKSWEEP.  Having a loyal, trustworthy coach is far and away more important than X and O knowledge.  As long as I can clearly explain what I want done and he executes then we are good to go.  Youth football knowledge would be a plus, though.


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If I was a HC, to start with, I'd want someone willing to buy in to what we're doing 100%, hard working and I'd prefer not stupid.

Any knowledge from there is gravy, as long as I have the above.

Pretty sure I can work with that.


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1)  Must be coaching for the "right reasons" and be willing to invest the time necessary to do the job well.

2)  Must be on the same page regarding teaching fundamentals, disciplinary methods and schemes without being a "yes" man.

3)  Must understand and embrace what his role on our staff will be.

4)  Must be dependable and trustworthy, both in words and actions.

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1) loyalty
2) commitment to the coaches vision of the program
3) availability- not just present, but a presence.
4) good role model and mentor to young people
5) oozes self respect and earns respect of young people
6) student of the game, passionate about being the best position coach/coordinator in the state.
7) not a yes man, but completely understands the chain of command
8) understands the need for discipline, precision, organization and coaches with a sense of urgency.
9) makes sacrifices in his personal life and pays the price for success
10) efficient, can teach with fewer words than the lousy coaches.

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just a straight shooter, willing to learn if he doesnt already know, most importantly no hidden agenda

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For those on here who are assistants now, if you were a head coach, what would you look for in an assistant coach?

Trustworthy and Loyal. Everything else can be instilled in them.

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just a straight shooter, willing to learn if he doesnt already know, most importantly no hidden agenda

Amen to that!  The hidden agenda coach (a.k.a. Cancer Coach) will kill a program and destroy team unity.  Saw it firsthand last season.

Loyalty to the team and most importantly loyalty to the HC is what I would/will be looking for.

~Chris


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1)  Must be coaching for the "right reasons" and be willing to invest the time necessary to do the job well.

2)  Must be on the same page regarding teaching fundamentals, disciplinary methods and schemes without being a "yes" man.

3)  Must understand and embrace what his role on our staff will be.

4)  Must be dependable and trustworthy, both in words and actions.

Dave Hartman
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I have w/ Coach Hartman 100%. I have found it's very hard to find good asst. coaches. When you find one...make sure you keep them.

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jrk5150
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How about an assistant coach who misses your last game (being played at 11am) because he's hosting a "Halloween parade" party at his house at 1pm.  Oh, and not only that, kept his kid home, and not only that, had 4 other starters over to his house early instead of to the game.

Of course, this is the guy that coached his kid to crash from DE and/or CB despite us teaching him to contain.  He'd cheer when the kid would catch the ball from behind when it would go the other way.  Didn't have much to say when they ran around his kid for TD after TD.

Miserable season.  Some our fault (me and the HC), some the kids, some the parents.  Horrible.  Got worse every week.

Pretty sure it wouldn't happen that way now, we know more and would have been able to squish that at the start, before it got a life of its own.


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Loyality


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I think it's been said many different ways so far......  But the main thing you need is a coach that is willing to put your ideas ahead of his and coach your stuff to the best of his ability.  I've been an assistant coach for 3 different HC's and didn't agree 100% with one of them.  This year I'm getting my chance to be the HC and I'm looking for staff that is going to be able to be there and do what I ask.  There are millions of ways to coach and run a team.  But I am the HC and it must be done my way.  I to ran into the Cancer Coach last year and we saw the Kids suffer because of his agenda.  It's hard to see on your own so if at all possible get as much backround from as many different people as you can. 

Wow...  kinda rambled but that's my 2 cents.

JG


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I want guys who want to be great football minds and coaches.
I dont want to fight an asst. coach to do film work or go to a clinic. I dont want to wonder if coach X is going to show up or have to leave early. football has to be really important to the individual. all the rest is a result of football being important to you.
I work with great guys who are not football people.
I really believe that you cant be a great football person without being  a great person.

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