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Inside the Headset with the AFCA

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.  

Connect with the AFCA on social media here: @WeAreAFCA 

Show Notes: 

0:58 Introduction 

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?  

1:11:07 Conclusion