John Garrett - Dip & Slip: Maximize Yards as a Ball Carrierby Lauren's First and Goal
Head Coach John Garrett of Lafeyette College goes into great detail about the dip and slip technique for all ball carriers.
John Garrett begins his fourth season as the Fred M. Kirby II '42 Head Football Coach at Lafayette College. Garrett, who took over the head coaching reins on Dec. 21, 2016, brought with him more than 25 years of coaching experience in the collegiate and professional ranks. The Leopards are coming off a 2019 campaign in which they contended for a Patriot League title a year ahead of schedule, finishing just one game out of first place while dealing the eventual champion its only loss. In year two of Garrett's rebuilding task, the Leopards were fourth in the nation for fewest penalties per game and fifth in fewest penalties and led the Patriot League in kick-return yardage with 22.5 yards per game. In all, 10 Lafayette players were selected to the All-Patriot League teams including Patriot League Rookie of the Year Malik Hamm. Andrew Chuma '19 and Trent Crossan '19 garnered Academic All-America honors as Garrett's squad continued to perform in the classroom. Prior to arriving at Lafayette, Garrett was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Richmond for the 2016 season, posting a 10-4 record while helping lead the Spiders to the NCAA FCS Playoff quarterfinals under Danny Rocco. Richmond averaged 28.6 points and 410 yards of total offense per game, both second-best in the 12-team Colonial Athletic Association. Garrett's pro-style passing offense led the CAA with 271.5 yards per game. His most recent NFL coaching assignment was in 2013 as the wide receivers coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was also on the staff for the Dallas Cowboys from 2007-12 where his brother, Jason, was the head coach for nine seasons. Garrett was the Cowboys' tight ends coach for six years and the passing game coordinator for the final two seasons.