The Coaches' Locker Podcast with Chris Fore

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Think about your favorite locker. My locker was pretty clean most of the time. That’s just how I am: a neat freak. But my players’ lockers? Most lockers out there are filled with all kinds of things! Pair of cleats, old pair of cleats, 13 socks, an old ball glove, a few balls, seeds spilt all over, 3 water bottles, a belt . . . . . . . and the list goes on right?! Just like most lockers are filled with things that you may or may not need everyday, this podcast will focus on a variety of topics meant for most coaches most of the time. Obviously, a girls volleyball coach in Tennessee probably won’t want to hear much about the 6 Commandments of Your Kick Return Team! We won’t spend much time on xs and os. NO time on defensive or offensive x and os! Lockers get locked, to keep them safe. I want this podcast to be a safe place for coaches to come to during the week. Not a “safe space.” I ain’t talking about that. I’m just talking about a place you can come, as the coach of any sport to find a home! Lockers aren’t good all alone! And those who use lockers aren’t designed to be alone either. Think about how lame a locker room would be with just one locker! Lockers need support. Coaches need support. I want this podcast to be a support to coaches!

Episode Date
CLP Episode 11 - Helpful hints and reminders for working with the media
53:13

Two well respected members of the media take you inside their jobs to share with you some helpful hints and reminders for working with the media. As the season fast approaches, listen to Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times and Evan Barnes who covers the University of Memphis football team for USA Today share some wisdom.

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These two veteran sports reporters have been around the block a few times, and then back again.  Listen as they discuss what it’s like to cover sports in 2018. They give some tremendous feedback to my questions about how we, as coaches, can help get our teams covered.  Professional advice given for how to better work with the media. Let’s face it, you better know how to work with the media in this day and age! This podcast helps you better understand the media, their job, and how you can work with them!  

Facebook: Let’s face it, you better know how to work with the media in this day and age!  This podcast helps you better understand the media, their job, and how you can work with them!  The last Coaches’ Locker Podcast with Chris Fore highlights two well respected members of the media share wisdom and insight with coaches.

Aug 10, 2018
CLP Episode 10 - Lamont Butler, Head Football Coach, Trinity International University
01:00:20

Coach Lamont Butler is entering his first season as the Head Football Coach of the Trinity International University Trojan football team.  We will hear from Butler on the podcast each week as they progress through the season.

On this podcast, Fore introduces Coach Butler to his audience as they discuss his rise in the coaching ranks, being a head high school coach, taking over an NAIA collegiate program, what that first day in the office was like, the methods he uses to hire coaches, recruiting and much more.  

Aug 03, 2018
CLP Episode 9 – Jeff Steinberg, Beaumont High (So Cal), Practice Planning and Organization
56:55

Head Coach Jeff Steinberg is entering his 21st season as a Head Football Coach after winning a CIF Championship last year.  He is starting his first year at Beaumont High. Steinberg talks about practice planning and program organization on this podcast.

Steinberg is one of THE most organized coaches you’ll ever find.  He talks about the why and the how of his practice planning and organization.  Steinberg also shares what they focus on each day, and each week of camp. This podcast will surely give you some ideas for program management and practice planning.

Jul 27, 2018
CLP Episode 8 - Kiyoshi Harris, Independence Community College
59:26

Kiyoshi Harris is the Assistant Head Football Coach at Independence Community College, home of Last Chance U Season 3.  He has coached high school and Juco ball in California, before going to one of the top JCs in the Nation.

Fore and Harris talk Junior College Football, the development of offensive linemen, and what it’s like having all those cameras around you for a program like Last Chance U. They won the 2017 Jayhawk Conference Championship.

 

Jul 20, 2018
CLP Episode 7 - Scott Glabb, one of California’s best wrestling coaches
56:30

Scott Glabb has had one of the most distinguished and interesting careers of any wrestling coach in California history. From taking over a program who couldn’t fill out a whole roster and getting shut out to building one of the best programs in the State, his story is both inspiring and encouraging.

Coach Glabb has too many awards and Hall of Fames to count!  There are many distinguished alumni of Glabb’s coaching. One that he is very proud of is professional mixed martial arts fighter Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez who holds a world championship belt at 155 pounds and now fights for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships).  His work with making the Saints a power in California wrestling is chronicled in his book “A Saint in the City.”  It is available on Amazon.

Jul 13, 2018
CLP Episode 6 - Chris Fore, Special Teams Organization Part 2
01:01:44

Chris Fore has been a Special Teams Coordinator for 15 years (14 at the high school level and 1 at the Junior College level, which was 2017).  He shares some insight and wisdom from all of that time spent coordinating what he feels is a very important part of the game.

 

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Fore talks about Special Teams Player of the Year program, in season scouting and preparation of your special teams, as well as how to motivate your players to find success. He also shares insight about forms that he uses to help organize his special teams, and makes these available in the shownotes.

Jul 06, 2018
CLP Episode 5 - Kevin Swift, Building Championship Programs in a Rural Setting
01:20:08

Kevin Swift is the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Gold Beach High School in Oregon.  Gold Beach is a small rural school, but Swift has managed great success with limited students, finances and facilities.

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Most coaches wish that they had more athletes, more money, more coaches, better facilities and better equipment.  On this episode Swift discusses how he has built state champions in a small school setting, and shares real world examples of how you can do the same thing.  His breadth of experience goes from Southern California college football coach to small school coach in Oregon. Swift shares about many lessons he has picked up along the way as a coach and athletic director.

Jun 29, 2018
CLP Episode 4 - Chris Fore, Special Teams Organization Part 1
58:54

Chris Fore has been a Special Teams Coordinator for 15 years (14 at the high school level and 1 at the Junior College level, which was 2017).  He shares some insight and wisdom from all of that time spent coordinating what he feels is a very important part of the game.

 

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Fore talks about time prioritization, staffing needs, determining your Special Teams philosophy, organizing your Special Teams throughout the year, during training camp, and the season, as well as many other tidbits to help your team find success in the often overlooked and very important 1/3rd of the game.

Jun 22, 2018
CLP Episode 3 - Brandon Huffman, National Recruiting Director, 24/7 Sports
01:19:12

Brandon Huffman is one of the foremost college recruiting recruiting experts in the nation.  He shares about the current state of recruiting, the future of recruiting and how coaches can help their players.  He also shares the story of losing his precious 7 year old daughter to a brain tumor.

 

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There’s no doubt that recruiting has changed tremendously during Brandon Huffman’s career.  He shares some unique insight on the status recruiting, what it is like to hear from parents, kids and coaches 24/7, and what the future of recruiting might look like.  More importantly, I’ve asked Brandon to share about DNPG, the rare brain tumor, that took his daughter much too early. I want to bring awareness to this horrific tumor.

Jun 15, 2018
CLP Episode 2 - Victor Santa Cruz, Head Football Coach, Azusa Pacific University
56:59

The rare college coach who has spent more than 15 years in one place, Coach Santa Cruz shares his story of moving from packaging dog food to becoming a college coach, and how he transformed his leadership after a rough start.

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Our guest this week is Victor Santa Cruz, the Head Football Coach at Azusa Pacific University (NCAA D2).  The rare college coach who has spent more than 15 years in one place. Hear his story of moving from packaging dog food to becoming a college coach. Santa Cruz struggled early on as a Head Coach. Hear what he changed in leading the program, and how those changes led to 3 conference championships in 5 years! Tremendous insight to this great coaching profession on this podcast.

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Jun 08, 2018
CLP Episode 1 - My Introduction: 7 Lessons I’ve Learned As A Coach
54:36

Introduction to the The Coaches’ Locker Podcast.  Get to know Coach Fore as he takes you through a brief journey of his nearly 2 decades in the coaching business.

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Coach Fore launches The Coaches’ Locker Podcast! In his first episode, Fore walks you through each of his stops, and more importantly shares one lesson that he learned from each of the seven schools he has worked at.   He also shares his vision for this podcast by breaking down what the focus of it will be, and shares about some of his first guests.

Jun 01, 2018