This is the second episode of the CHAMPIONS LOCKER ROOM of the 2017 season.
You can read the first episode of the 2017 season here, Pennsylvania 6A State Champ. You can read past CHAMPIONS LOCKER ROOM State Champion profiles in my Article Library.
Congratulations to Coach Dan George and his staff for winning the New Jersey Central Group 4 State Championship. They beat Freehold Boro in OT by a score of 43-42! They allowed just 3 points in the two playoff games before that, pretty nice!
Thank you to Coach George for taking time to answer some questions about his State Champion Long Branch High School team.
We practice 6:30am, M-Th all summer before we start camp.
Team Character, down 14 points in the 4th quarter before tying it up and winning in overtime.
It takes a tremendous amount of time all year around, be patient and grind everyday.
Take extra time to make sure the best athletes in your school are playing, I do not believe you can win a state title without 2 and 3 sport athletes.
We set the tone physically and ended up with great field position.
My father, being mentally & physically tough. Make sure my coaches and myself evaluated and always give great feed back to the player and team.
Coach Fore has been studying State Champions since the 2011 season when he interviewed more than 100 head coaches from 106 different states. He took ALL of their answers to 3 questions, and created the Top 10 Characteristics of State Champion football programs. He then wrote a book called Building Championship-Caliber Football Programs. You can purchase this book on Amazon.
Fore surveyed 106 State Champs from 42 States! Find out what the top 10 common characteristics of these teams were!