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Inside the Headset with the AFCA

Sep 20, 2018

On this week's episode of Inside the Headset we speak with David Beaty, head coach at the University of Kansas, and Randy Jackson, head coach at North Forney HS (TX). Coach Beaty discusses his time as a Texas high school coach, lessons he's taken to his program at Kansas, and things he looks for in assistant coaches. Later, Coach Jackson discusses his coaching philosophy, building a strong program culture, and his offensive scheme.

David Beaty began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Naaman Forest HS (TX) in 1994, and after three seasons he joined the staff at Garland HS (TX) (1997-2000). He was head coach of North Dallas HS (TX) (2001) and Irving MacArthur HS (TX) (2002-2005). He made the jump to the collegiate level when he joined the staff at Rice as the passing game coordinator and receivers coach (2006-2007), and he also spent two seasons coaching receivers at Kansas (2008-2009). Beaty returned to Rice in 2010 to serve as the offensive coordinator, was the co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach at Kansas (2011), and coached receivers and was the recruiting coordinator at Texas A&M (2012-2014). Coach Beaty has led the Jayhawks since the 2015 season.

  • [0:24] Start of interview
  • [0:45] What it means to be a high school football coach in Texas
  • [2:26] Important lessons learned as a high school coach
  • [4:13] Traits head coaches look for during the highering process
  • [8:00] Former players transition to coaching staff

You can follow David Beaty on Twitter.

Randy Jackson's coaching career began at Quinlan HS (TX) twenty-eight years ago and has taken him all over the state of Texas. He has built a reputation for taking over programs that lack a winning tradition and building them in to competitors. From 2000-2009 he served as the head coach at Dekalb HS, Mason HS, Paducah HS, and Lone Oak HS. More recently, Coach Jackson has led the program at Mesquite Poteet HS (2010-2012), Plano East HS (2013), and Grapevine HS (2014-2016). He was hired as the head coach at North Forney HS in 2017 and is in his second season with the program. Jackson is a published author (Culture Defeats Strategy), and you can learn more about him on his website.

  • [11:57] Start of interview
  • [12:17] Building programs from the ground up
  • [12:32] What it meant to win the Grant Teaff "Beyond the Game" award
  • [14:34] Pound the stone
  • [16:53] How to grow as a coach in the offseason
  • [19:21] Tough people win (TPW)
  • [21:30] The importance of being intentional
  • [23:24] "Lead19" Student Athlete Leadership Summit
  • [25:44] Who drives culture
  • [27:09] How wrestling can leverage football athletes
  • [30:00] Incentivizing winning and having consequences for losing
  • [32:37] Offensive philosophy
  • [35:08] Culture factory clinics

You can follow Randy Jackson on Twitter.

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