Manny Diaz - Penn State Leverage Tacklingby Lauren's First and Goal
The Seahawks' tackle was revolutionary in the way that it taught a new way to tackle with the shoulder and take the head out of the play.
What was awkward at first became the system for Manny Diaz that he has worked at all his stops since it’s come out. He believes in it so much that he’s made sure that it has been. N this presentation, Coach Diaz will teach you to coach your players like he would coach his own son.
The entire progression and how it materializes in games.
As background, this was implemented by Coach Diaz in 2014. After spring practice they watched all tackle opportunities in the summer from that spring session. He said to his coaches, “Give me your clinic talk on how to tackle.”
What they found was eye-opening. The old “form tackle” just didn’t occur that often. After this exercise, they adopted the Hawk tackle. It’s an easier way to tackle because this is how it presents itself in the game even when it’s not perfect.
Learn the entire system as Coach Diaz presents it to his players so that your players can tackle better and more importantly self-correct when it doesn’t happen right.
Manny Diaz is the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Penn State. Prior to PSU he served as the head coach of the Miami Hurricanes. Prior to assuming the head coaching role for Miami from 2019-2021, he served as the defensive coordinator (2016-2018). Coach Diaz's rise through the coaching ranks saw stops at Mississippi, La Tech, Texas, MTSU, NC State, and began as a GA at Florida State.