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Inside The Headset: Colby Carthel [PODCAST]

On this episode of Inside the Headset, we speak with Texas A&M-Commerce Head Coach Colby Carthel about his team’s 2017 National Championship season and what he’s been up to this offseason.

Coach Carthel’s career began as the defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator for Abilene Christian University (2000-2005). In 2006, his father, Don Carthel, hired him as the defensive coordinator for West Texas A&M, and he remained with the program through the 2012 season. In 2013, Carthel accepted the head coaching position at Texas A&M-Commerce.

  • [0:23] Start of interview
  • [0:55] Winning the 2017 DII National Championship
  • [2:03] Changing the culture at Commerce
  • [3:34] “We don’t have more fun because we win, we win because we have more fun”
  • [5:54] Throwing out the first pitch for the Texas Rangers
  • [7:52] Building a brand
  • [9:24] Receiving a custom-made Henry rifle
  • [10:30] Creating staff chemistry through noodling
  • [12:39] Having a wife, Sarah, who also coaches a fall sport
  • [15:26] Coaching with his dad, Don
  • [18:04] Keeping continuity on coaching staffs
  • [21:21] Faith, Family, Football panel at the AFCA Convention
  • [24:39] Second chances & recruiting for program “fit”

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