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Cold Calls
« on: November 15, 2018, 04:37:10 PM »
Now that the high school regular season is over with around here, I decided to reach out to three high schools.  I sent an email to the head coach of each team, asking them if they had any interest in running the Double Wing.  Only a team that has struggled with its scheme will consider changing and no one around here runs the Double Wing so I knew that the only schools that were potentially interested would have struggled offensively.  The three schools I reached out to had a combined record of 4-27.  They scored 46 (4.6 ppg), 76 (7.6 ppg) and 180 (16.3 ppg) points.  Today, I received a reply from one of the schools saying they were interested in the offense and were willing to meet.  We'll see...

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Re: Cold Calls
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 05:26:39 PM »
From a cold call


That would be awesome if it turned into something bitchen
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2 Things my offense will always have is a Wing and a Wedge

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Re: Cold Calls
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 05:57:20 PM »
From a cold call

Yeah, I figured what if a header or OC were looking to do something differently and wanted to change their scheme, but didn't have anyone on staff who was well-versed in a contrarian offense(?) And didn't know where to turn to(?)  And since I'm looking for a job and the DW is really all I'm interested in, maybe we could find a school that'd be a good match. 

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Re: Cold Calls
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 09:15:59 PM »
Just going to put this out there for consumption.

If you're in a conference that does nothing but Spread, being contrarian isn't a bad thing.  If your in a conference that is loaded with Ground and Pound, Air Raid (Contrarian), isn't a bad thing. 

If you're a Junior Coach where every other play is a Jet Sweep, and you teach your kids to run between the Tackles, You're Contrarian. 

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Re: Cold Calls
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2018, 09:54:02 PM »
4 Spread opponents, 1 Wing-T opponent.

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Re: Cold Calls
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2018, 07:44:52 AM »
DP

Good luck. That is a unique way to approach a job search & may just work.

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Re: Cold Calls
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2018, 08:55:15 AM »
Thanks Joe.  The header that replied to me said that he is a defensive-oriented coach.  He's in one of the most competitive conferences in the state as 4 of the 6 teams in that conference finished with a winning record and the state champions are also in the conference.  With that kind of competition, if you don't change something, you're going to be out of a job.

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Re: Cold Calls
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2018, 09:02:13 AM »
DP

In the real world if you stay static you die. Things change very fast.

In NC the caliber of HS football is very good. In order to compete at high levels sometimes the best approach is out of the box.

Do you know if he has an OC?

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Re: Cold Calls
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2018, 09:07:30 AM »
That is a unique way to approach a job search

Agreed.  I just don't think there are too many schools (if any) that are within driving distance that are going to call me out of the blue and say, "Dave, will you come here and run the Double Wing?" (Although that's exactly what happened at CHS and EWHS.)  Anyhoos, my former youth org called me yesterday to meet and asked if I'd helm their PeeWee team for next year.  While I told them it was a possibility, I was really looking for a school job.  As a high school coach, the infrastructure is already built, there's a chain of command and coaches deal with very little paperwork.  It's all handled by the Principal, Athletic Director, Trainer and teachers.  In youth ball, YOU are the infrastructure handling just about everything.  And in Pop Warner, the paperwork is through the roof.  Another thing that drove me nuts this past season was the league commissioner kept changing the game-schedule from week to week, so time and location kept being a last-minute decision.  I'm over the weigh-ins and nutty behavior of parents and so-called coaches in youth ball.  From simply a coaching aspect, I'm fine with youth ball; it's what goes along with it that I can do without.  In high school, I can still implement a CAL Program and coach ball, but with fewer outside headaches and irritation.

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Re: Cold Calls
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2018, 09:12:41 AM »
Do you know if he has an OC?

Joe, I have no idea.  But I'm betting he does.  Which is fine.  If he's just interested in having me teach them the DW, then I'm fine with that.  I'll teach the offense to his OC, if that's what he wants.  However, if that's the case, I'd like the JV header position.  I've done both: serving as the OC at CHS when we ran the DW and serving as the header at EWHS when we ran the DW.  I'm far happier and more comfortable with being a HC.  But he's far better off with an OC who knows this offense inside and out. 

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Re: Cold Calls
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2018, 09:41:05 AM »
I sent out three more "cold call" emails to teams that collectively went 4-15 at the Varsity level and one that decided to only field a JV team.  Of those three, one coach replied and said that while he was willing to talk about a coaching position on his staff, he was not interested in running the Double Wing.  I said "No thank you" and thanked him for his time. 

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Re: Cold Calls
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2018, 10:33:31 AM »
What offense does that school currently run? Just interested to see what he thinks is better than trying the DW after a bad season.

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Re: Cold Calls
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2018, 10:58:45 AM »
Everyone or most run the same stuff these days....

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Re: Cold Calls
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2018, 11:03:12 AM »
What offense does that school currently run? Just interested to see what he thinks is better than trying the DW after a bad season.

They're a Spread team.  Nothing wrong with that, as long as you're successful.

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Re: Cold Calls
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2018, 11:04:11 AM »
Everyone or most run the same stuff these days.

^ This.  If they were already contrarian, I wouldn't have bothered reaching out. 

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