I set out on a journey last January to learn from the best of the best. I wrote a book about the 2011 State Champions that is currently in production with Coaches Choice.
I interviewed more than 100 coaches about their State Champion success. I’m continuing to gather information from State Champion Football Coaches from the 2012 season
Their Head Coach is Brian Hales; he was kind enough to give me some insight and opinions about his football program at Butler HS, and what has helped to lead to his success!
Maxpreps Xcellent 25 Rank: 9
|Practice competition at all times, especially in the weight room in the off-season.|
|Kickoff coverage. We averaged more than 45 pts/game and this unit was on the field most often and was key to setting us up with great field position all year.|
|We don’t do anything specifically.|
|We split the team up into smaller teams for the offseason. The kids on each team vote on captains for those teams. Then those captains become the nominees for team captains the following season.|
|Entitlement. We have had a very successful program over an extended period of times. Lately we are getting families in that just feel like it happens magically and that they don’t have to put in the work.|
|Steve Shaughnessy, our defensive coordinator. His attention to details. He spends an incredible amount of time watching film and preparing detailed scouting reports for our kids.|
|The competition that is bred in the offseason.|
|Trust and confidence|