Dino Babers' idea of program building: Coaches lift with the team
- Published: Friday, 25 July 2014 13:11
- by Doug Samuels
Building a program starts with a mutual building of trust between the players and the coaching staff.
There are a million different ways to do it, but new Bowling Green head coach Dino Babers, who has a 19-7 record in two seasons as the head coach at Eastern Illinois to go along with two FCS playoff appearances, has an interesting approach with his staff.
Asked what he does to get to know his players better yesterday, Babers responded by talking about his staff's open door policy in which position coaches will leave meetings (as long as it's not a full staff meeting) to be with players, and then he talked about how he has his staff lift with the players.
"The other thing that we do as a staff is that we lift with the our football players. That gives us an opportunity to be around them all the time, and plus it keeps the coaches in shape."
Excellent idea. How many other head coaches (at any level) make sure their coaches are taking every single opportunity to be around their guys like that? I love it.