Head Coaching 101by Kenny Simpson
Head Coaching 101
Coach Simpson will walk through a course based off his best selling book "Find A Way: What I wish I'd known when I became a head football coach". The course will have 9 sections of 30-50 minute video and resources including:
1) Get the Job - Will go through 50 minutes of information on the process of becoming a head coach.
2) I got the job, now what? - Information to help on the first few months on the job
3) Fundraising 101 - Course designed to help raise money
4) Organizing your staff - How to layout your staff and development ideas
5) How to Delegate - Learning to use those around you to help
6) Branding your program - Working to build a brand
7) Communicating with Parents/Admin/Players - How to win over those that matter
8) Why Simple is best - Working to make sure you build correctly
9) Common mistakes I've made - Session that goes over mistakes to avoid
Quotes on the course:
"I've had the pleasure to learn from Coach Simpson, who is masterful in his approach to both structure, scheme and organization. His desire to help coaches grow their knowledge has left, and will continue to leave a mark on this great game of football!"
Chris Haddad - Founder of vIQtory sports
“Most coaches spend hours upon hours working on skills to help prepare for game day, but the skills that will get you that coaching job are very different! Coach Simpson lays out a step by step plan that goes beyond the X’s and O’s that will have you prepared to get a head coaching job and what lies ahead. “Getting the Job” not only gives great advice on how to succeed in the interview process, it will have you prepared to hit the ground running once you get the job! There was valuable information on ways to stand out as well as insight on what an administration is looking for in the hiring process. I would highly recommend “Getting the Job” to any aspiring head coaches!”
Coach Jeffrey Gely
“This is a must have for aspiring head coaches. Coach Simpson gives an instructive and innovative blueprint to help coaches establish a vision for their program.”
Coach Paul Dyroff - Offensive Coordinator Bishop Kearney
“I LOVED this video introducing many of the things coaching candidates need to do to even get their foot in the door for a football head coaching interview! This video series is a great resource for coaches, at any stage in their career, looking to take the necessary steps to successfully interview for a head coaching position. I appreciated your attention to detail, the many examples you provided, your ideas for practicing interview questions, branding and I especially liked your 30-60-90 day action plan. As a former Assistant Athletic Director, your video is a great road map for coaches to follow during the application, interview, and post-interview process.”
Coach Jeff Hamson
“Coach Simpson articulates all the necessary skills and requirements needed for a successful coaching interview! His organization and attention to detail throughout the presentation would benefit any coach at all levels.”
Coach Ron Wigenbaugh
“Coach Simpson’s ‘Head Coaching 101’ video series will be a career changing hour of your life. The information provided is not only helpful for hopeful football head coaches, but can translate to all job and career types and aspirations. Coaches of all ages and backgrounds will find something to help make their coaching journey more successful.”
Coach Gregory Bluestein
"Since I read Coach Simpson's book and took his video course "Find A Way" has been the motto I use when facing any challenge I want to achieve in football or life. Coach Simpson gives great details on how to be successful whether it is getting a job, building the culture of your program, how to run Jet Sweep or the 3-4 Defense. I have become a better coach since I apply coach Simpson's lessons to everything I do."
Coach Gideon Cavallo OL/DL Coach Special Teams Coordinator, Weston High School MA
“Coach Simpson’s course provides clear and concise information that aspiring head coaches need to know when pursuing a head coaching position.”
Randy Bryant - Zion Chapel High School
“I would highly recommend Coach Simpson's course on strategies to gaining your first interview to obtaining and preparing for your first job as a head football coach. He breaks down the process into easy to understand sections and gives relevant examples with each section. This is a must for anyone looking to jump start their plan to be a head coach”.
Mark Holcomb - Head Football Coach, Oak Grove High School
Coach Simpson is currently the Head Football Coach at Southside High School, a 4A school in Arkansas. Taking over a program that had won eight games in five seasons and had been on a 20+ game losing streak, Simpson has led Southside to the playoffs for four-consecutive seasons and won two conference titles in the past three seasons. For his efforts, he was named 4A-2 Conference Coach of the Year (2017), named to the as a finalist for Hooten's Coach of the Year (2017) and has been the All-Star Nominee for the 4A-2 (2016 and 2019). He was also selected to coach in the inaugural FCA Texas-Arkansas All-Star Showdown (2020).
Simpson's first book, “Find A Way: What I Wish I'd Known When I Became A Head Football Coach”, has already been a best seller on Amazon in several categories.. Another book is already in the works and will be available in November 2020.
Simpson has also raised over $1.5 million for Southside and has overseen several major facility projects including: New Field Turf, Expansion to Fieldhouse, Expansion to the school's home bleachers, and the addition of a press box and a new video-board.
Prior to coming to Southside, Simpson took over as Head Coach at Alabama Christian Academy in Montgomery, Alabama. During his tenure there, Simpson took over a team that had been 4-18 and led them to their first home playoff game in over 20-years. For his efforts he was named Montgomery Advertiser's All-Metro Coach of the Year as well as being voted 4A Region 2 Coach of the Year (2010). Simpson also served as the head track coach at ACA and led the girl's and boy's teams to multiple top 10 finishes in 4A.