There is a great podcast for coaches called Whistle and a Clipboard.  It’s ran by Jason Oates.

He reached out to me to interview me for an episode, and I was honored to do it.

See my profile he built below, and give the podcast a listen here.

Chris Fore Special Teams Coordinator at Victor Valley College, Eight Laces Consulting owner, and an English Special Education Teacher, shares his love of learning and creating relationships with his players on and off the field

Definition of Coach

Somebody who is a teacher on the field and a mentor off the field

Coaching Why

The relationships that he gets to build with the players he coaches, they keep him young

The competition, winning in practice and or games

Thought for the Day

Be excellent at everything you do

Was that effort excellent


He went through a season where they didn’t win a game and he became sidetracked by the thought of winning and forgot to be a mentor and a teacher to his players

Fundamental 4

Preparation, being prepared to give your absolute best no matter what the situation mind, body and assignment (film)

Practice Plan

Make practice is game like as possible, highly organized and as up-tempo as possible

Coaching Toolbox

Be a learner, a lifelong learner

Book Recommendations

Think Like a Champion – Mike Shanahan

A Fighters Heart – Sam Sheridan

Flow – Mihaly Csiksentmihalyi

Building A Championship Caliber Football Team – Chris Fore



Twitter @coachfore

To be the absolute best, you must continue to prepare