My belief is that the game of football, at the high school level, is a teaching tool and an opportunity. It is a tool to teach young men the value of loyalty, honor, pride, hard work, competition, teamwork, performing under pressure, and character. This game allows young men to learn these qualities through experience. It is an opportunity for them not only to learn the value of these qualities, but also to build and instill them into their lives. It gives young men the chance to form bonds and relationships that only come by being a part of a team, a part of this game; bonds and relationships that last a lifetime.
If a student athlete reaches the pinnacle of his life, while playing high school football, then I have failed as a coach. At the high school level, while winning is important, the main objective is teaching and having a positive impact in the life of a
young man. As an assistant coach, I would expect my players to move on and do much bigger and better things when they are done playing the game. My number one goal is that every young man becomes a better man as part of going through the football program; one day being a better citizen, husband, and father.
As far as my philosophy for the actual game itself; I am a fundamentalist. Fundamentals should be worked on every day, never to be overlooked. Besides the individual fundamental techniques of the different positions, I believe the game as a whole holds fundamental truths. Football is a physical and violent game. In general, the more physical team wins. I believe in running the football and stopping the run, again these things lead back to establishing a level of physicality. I believe in having a balanced passing attack; throwing the ball without becoming a finesse football team. At the core of my beliefs is this: It does not take one ounce of God given ability to give 110 percent effort.