Nov 30, 2023
On this week’s episode of Inside the Headset presented by CoachComm, AFCA Executive Director, Todd Berry, shares how he got his start in coaching, the highs and lows he experienced throughout his career, and why young coaches should get involved with the AFCA. Coach Berry is a former FBS Head Coach and has led the AFCA since 2016.
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1:23 When did you decide that you wanted to be a football coach?
4:00 Work/Life Balance as a football coach
5:41 Experience in your first few years as a coach
10:27 Learning from both positive lessons and negative lessons
12:13 Developing your offensive identity as a young coach
17:02 Lessons learned as a young, first-time coordinator
23:56 Difficulties that come with merging offensive systems with new hires
27:59 First Head Coaching opportunity
32:19 How did you go about hiring the right coaches?
36:32 Rejuvenating a program
38:17 Opportunity to become head coach at Army
45:00 Emotions that come with being let go for a job
47:33 Making life/career decisions while including your wife
49:25 Being an assistant coach after being a head coach
51:24 Developing unique offensive systems
53:37 Opportunities that come without being interviewed
54:28 Opportunity to become HC at ULM
59:19 Process in turning a program around
1:03:32 What has football taught you throughout your career?
1:07:32 How did the AFCA help develop you?