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Inside the Headset with the AFCA

Nov 2, 2023

On this week’s episode of Inside the Headset presented by CoachComm, Braxton Harris, the Head Coach at Houston Christian University, shares his lifelong dream of being a football coach, how he takes lessons from past experiences and applies it to current challenges, and his takeaways from his AFCA 35 Under 35 Experience. Coach Harris is in his first season leading the Huskies and was a member of the 2018 AFCA 35 Under 35 class.  

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Show Notes: 

1:05 Introduction 

1:34 Coaching and Recruiting in Houston 

5:55 When did you know you wanted to be a football coach?  

9:32 How did you go about joining the staff at UMHB? 

12:03 Delineating between being a player and a coach 

15:27 Opportunity at Waco HS and Experience with Texas Friday Night Lights 

19:47 Transition back to college football at Texas Lutheran 

21:32 Learning how to coach unfamiliar positions  

25:07 Which stops during your career have been special to you? 

27:54 Experience in your first head coaching gig 

31:22 Taking lessons from previous experiences and applying it to current situations 

33:23 Transition from being a HC to a position coach at Campbell  

40:34 Learning how to recruit when scholarships are involved 

42:24 Transition to Houston Christian 

45:44 What tasks did you start doing right after getting the HC job at HCU? 

50:13 Experience in AFCA 35 Under 35  

52:34 Conclusion