Friday, April 14, 2017

A Look Ahead for the 2017 Season

We are very excited about the future of the Arroyo Dons Football Program.

Normally, when a new football coach and his staff begins leading the program in a new direction, naturally coming with that are the benefits of enthusiasm, passion, a fresh vision, commitment and a plan.

If that new coach believes in his “system” of the Veer, Run-n-Shoot, Spread Option, Power I, Wing T, or the 46 “Bear” Defense, the 4-2-5, and/or the 33 Stack Defense, etc., and that it will give his program its greatest chance of success – that is great, and hopefully they succeed.

It’s wise to remember one simple fact - the Key to being successful over a long period of time is to remain flexible in your teaching approach, your X's & O's strategy, and all things considered both on and off the field.

Will the 2017 Arroyo Dons utilize the Super Spread A-11 Offense operating within traditional rules?

Yes, and it’s going to be a lot of fun teaching the players new concepts and ideas, and then watching them take ownership of it, and eventually flourish on the field of play.

And of course, as with Any quality football program, it will take a Team Effort on Offense, Defense and Special Teams to rebuild the Arroyo Dons into a fun, exciting and successful football program.

These are exciting times, and the future is bright for the Arroyo Dons!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Thank You and a New Journey at Arroyo

When you are fortunate enough to coach football for 25-years at the High School and NCAA levels in northern California, the remarkable people that you encounter along the way create the strong foundation for the fun, sad, amazing, heartbreaking, thrilling and breathtaking moments that form the entire body of a football season or seasons.

During my coaching career at Chico State University, Chico High School, Piedmont High School, Menlo College, St. Mary's College, Livermore High School and Piedmont High School again...I have had the great pleasure of working with outstanding Student-Athletes, Coaches, Administrators and Staff, the Parents, and also Family and Friends.

I am incredibly Thankful for the relationships that we built and shared together, whether it was for a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime. We will always have the fond thoughts and great memories of those wonderful moments that we accomplished by planning and working together, and words cannot fully express how appreciative I am to have been a part of it.

Now, entering the 26th year of my coaching career and diving into my 1st year at Arroyo, I am humbled, honored and very grateful to the Arroyo Administration for the opportunity to lead the Dons football program.

I really look forward to working with the Arroyo Student-Athletes and my coaching staff, and the entire Arroyo Football Family to rebuild the Arroyo Dons Football program, and together we will make it a fun and exciting adventure!