On this episode of Inside the Headset, we speak with Kansas Wesleyan University Head Coach Matt Drinkall about his “Power Spread” offensive philosophy, using efficiency cut-ups in game-planning, and get his take on the MJ versus LeBron debate.
After a career-ending injury as a player at the University of Iowa, Drinkall began his coaching career as a student assistant for the Hawkeyes (2001-2002). His first full-time position was coaching receivers and serving as the defensive coordinator at Bettendorf (Iowa) HS (2003-2005). Coach Drinkall coached tight ends at Western Illinois (2006-2007), and while at St. Ambrose (2008-2013), he was able to coach receivers, the offensive line, and he had play-calling experience as the offensive coordinator. In 2014, Drinkall was hired as the head coach at KWU.
- [0:36] Start of interview
- [0:57] Becoming a student-assistant at Iowa
- [5:14] Benefits of having a young coaching staff
- [10:03] Riding a dirt bike to work
- [12:10] Wrestling as entertainment and social media
- [15:01] Hiring a Director of Player Morale
- [18:48] Creating and using efficiency cut-ups in game-planning
- [23:22] Philosophy behind KWU’s “Power Spread”
- [31:24] Incorporating tags to take shots off base plays
- [34:48] Carrying only a few plays offensively
- [37:47] Utilizing sprint-out pass concepts
- [46:45] “Embrace Debate” – Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James
— Matt Drinkall (@DrinkallKWU) June 8, 2018
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