I really liked the article below on what the first day/week/month on the job is like for a newly-appointed NFL head coach. Good stuff on assembling a staff, setting up a schedule, the need to teach your coaches the system so they can teach it to the players and the first meeting. I appreciate UConn’s Dwayne Killings for passing the article along.
“You work your whole life to get that opportunity. You prepare. You study. You lay out just for the interview process itself who is on your staff, what’s the schedule going to be like and this, that or the other. You prepare for that. You go through the interview. You get the job. Then, you sit behind your desk for the first time and realize, ‘Holy s—, I don’t know what I’m doing.'”
More articles on becoming a head coach:
-Inside Ben Howland’s first 100 days at Mississippi State (LINK)
-Inside an NFL head coaching interview (LINK)
-Larry Shyatt: So you wanna be a head coach… (LINK)
-All-Access: How Iowa State’s coaching search landed on Steve Prohm (LINK)
-Lessons new coaches can take from the Belichcik blueprint (LINK)