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Inside the Headset with the AFCA

Nov 16, 2023

On this week’s episode of Inside the Headset presented by CoachComm, Heather Marini, the quarterbacks coach at Brown University, shares about beginning her coaching career in Australia, taking opportunities as they present themselves, and becoming the first female position coach in Division 1. Coach Marini is in her fourth season at Brown and third season coaching the QBs for the Bears. 

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Show Notes:  

0:58 Introduction 

1:17 When did you decide you wanted to be a football coach? 

2:03 Popularity of American Football in Australia and differences between the two countries 

4:23 Experience as a Head Coach in Australia 

6:40 How did you grow your tools in order to teach young football players? 

8:15 Opportunity to work in the NFL for the New York Jets 

12:01 Time in between opportunities in the U.S. and in Australia 

13:32 How were you treated as a female trying to break into football coaching? 

15:22 Finding your first full-time opportunity at Brown 

17:28 Experience working as a Quality Control coach  

20:19 Becoming the QB coach at Brown, and the first female position coach in D1 Football 

22:58 Opportunity and Experience recruiting  

25:43 What comes next in your career path? 

27:21 Playing and Coaching football at the same time  

30:48 What are you and your spouse doing at this time? 

32:36 Experience at your first AFCA Convention 

34:14 Conclusion