Justin Lustig - Building a Special Teams Cultureby Lauren's First and Goal
Vanderbilt Special Teams Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach Justin Lustig teaches the ground rules of building a special teams culture. Coach Lustig has almost 20 years of experience coaching special teams, and in this course breaks down all of the components establishing a culture through coaching, drills, film breakdowns, and mindset. Coach talks about a wide variety of topics including the 3 tenants of Vandy’s special teams culture, mat drills, tackling drills, kickoff film examples, mentality, field position, and much more. Simply click “Book this course” to start getting coached up and begin building an identity for your special teams unit.
Justin Lustig is the Assistant Head Coach and Special Teams Coordinator for Vanderbilt. He began his career coaching at Christopher Newport as the defensive backs coach in 2001. In 2003, he became the defensive backs coach for Villinova before returning to Newport in 2004. In 2006, coach Lustig became the special teams coordinator for Eastern Illinois. In 2009 he left for the same role at Louisiana Lafayette. From 2011-2015, Coach Lustig was the special teams coordinator and running backs coach for Ball State. After a one year stint as the head coach at Edinboro, he spent the next 4 years as the special teams coordinator and assistant head coach at Syracuse. Coach Lustig has been in his current position at Vandy since 2021, and was nominated for the Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant coach.