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Inside the Headset with the AFCA

Apr 6, 2023

This week on Inside the Headset, we are featuring Drew Dallas, the head coach at Hutchinson CC. Coach Dallas discusses his own experience as a transfer player, learning & playing for his father, and reflects on his selection as the American Community College Football Coaches Association (ACCFCA) Coach of the Year.

Drew Dallas became the head football at Hutchinson CC in 2019 and has amassed a 28-3 record in his 3 years of coaching. After waiting 471 days due to the coronavirus pandemic, Coach Dallas led his team to the NJCAA Football national championship, the first in program history in his first season. He is a two-time Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) Coach of the Year and won Wichita Area Sports Commission Coach of the Year and NJCAA National Coach of the Year for the 2020-21 season. Coach Dallas was named the ACCFCA coach of the year after accumulating an 11-1 record, the KJCCC title, and an appearance in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I national championship game.

1:15 Why did you transfer as a player?

3:47 Things to consider regarding transfers

7:12 Playing for your father

 9:15 How did you separate the dynamic relationships of Father-Son & Coach-Player

11:40 Time as a GA

15:30 Leaving Kansas to coach in Texas

19:39 What were some steps you took to get promoted?

22:48 How did you handle new HC duties once promoted at Hutch

 27:00 How do you handle the hiring process as a HC

 30:50 Balancing the tradition of a successful program coming in as new HC

35:58 Reflects on selection ACCFCA Coach of the Year selection

38:10 Conclusion