TCU Safety Drills - Paul Gonzales

by Chris Vasseur
TCU Safety Drills - Paul Gonzales


Join TCU Safeties' coach, Paul Gonzales, as he shares his invaluable expertise in this comprehensive drill tape. Coach Gonzales wanted to give back to the coaching community, so this course is free! The drill tape is split into four detailed sections, covering the essential skills for developing top-tier Safeties:

  1. Footwork Drills
  2. Agility and Reaction Drills
  3. Tackling Drills
  4. Ball Skills Drills

Although this course is geared towards Safeties, Paul used many of these drills when he coached Corners at TCU. The course can also be good for Linebackers, specifically the tackling section. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn from one of the best in the field.

Note: Although this course is listed under my page, it is entirely Paul's tape. My role was solely in its production and distribution. Paul asked that I manage it for him.


The Coach


Chris Vasseur

The Quarterback can't see with tears in his eyes


Paul Gonzales was named TCU’s safeties coach in 2018 after serving the previous three seasons as cornerbacks coach.

TCU's 2022 College Football Playoff team saw its safeties play a major role. Millard Bradford and Bud Clark were Honorable-Mention All-Big 12, while Mark Perry placed second on the team with 84 tackles. Clark's five interceptions were the most by a Horned Frog since fellow safety Ar'Darius Washington in 2019. Clark's final pick of the season was returned 41 yards for a touchdown for TCU's first points in its CFP Semifinal win over Michigan. 

In his five seasons as safeties coach, Gonzales has mentored four players into the NFL. The most recent was 2021 safety T.J. Carter with the Los Angeles Rams.

Under the tutelage of Gonzales, Tre'von Moehrig won the 2020 Paycom Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back. He was named to seven All-America teams and was a second-round draft pick of the Las Vegas Raiders. Additionally, Washington signed a free-agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens.

In 2019, Gonzales coached Moehrig into first-team All-Big 12 honors. Washington was named a Freshman All-American, and Vernon Scott became a seventh-round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers. Pro Football Focus rated Moehrig and Washington as the nation's top two Safeties.

In his first season as safeties coach, Gonzales mentored Innis Gaines and Ridwan Issahaku into second-team All-Big 12 recognition. Gaines signed a free-agent contract with the Packers.

Gonzales also made an immediate impact in his debut campaign with the cornerbacks in 2015, as the position was instrumental in the Horned Frogs ranking first in the Big 12 in opponent completion percentage (49.8) and fewest touchdown passes allowed (17). TCU was second in the conference in pass efficiency defense (112.6).

The 2016 campaign saw Gonzales coach Ranthony Texada into a second-team Associated Press All-Big 12 selection. Texada earned first-team All-Big 12 honors in 2017 while also being named to multiple All-America teams. He was a free-agent signee by the Washington Redskins.

Gonzales spent the previous three seasons as a graduate assistant with the TCU defense, working with the Safeties and Linebackers.

Gonzales came to TCU in 2012 after two years as the defensive backs coach at Pacific University. He served as a defensive assistant at UC Davis (2008-09) and was an offensive assistant at Pioneer High School in Woodland, Calif., in 2007.

A native of San Jose, Calif., Gonzales was a four-year letterman for the UC Davis baseball team. He earned his degree from UC Davis in communication and psychology.

Gonzales and his wife, Noel, have two sons, Weston and Chase.

Ratings and Reviews (8)

Andre Brookins

Excellent stuff thanks again because you could have kept it to your self but your helping the football world out even more by putting it out.

May 30, 24 11:14 AM

Alex Kilanowski

Coach Gonzalez and Coach Vass GREAT JOB!!! Drills followed by the Game Clips were excellent.... OUTSTANDING JOB!!!

May 29, 24 10:51 PM

Jordan Marlow

Coach does an excellent job of explaining each drill and showing where the drills come to life within a game.

May 30, 24 05:49 AM

Francis Ramsden

Excellent drill tape + commentary. Top notch instruction plus high quality. No fluff. Right into all the goods.

May 30, 24 07:12 AM

John Boodon-Elliott

Great explanations of drills and points

Jun 5, 24 01:49 PM

Grant Kraemer

New coach to safeties and gave me some great drills to teach my high school safeties immediately.

Jun 11, 24 12:29 PM

Christos Maragkoudakis

Excellent course! Detailed and through explanation with plenty of examples.

Jun 13, 24 12:27 PM

Joshua Young

Great tutorial

Jun 22, 24 07:51 PM

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24 hours on-demand video
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Course Info

Rating: (8)
Caterory: Football/Defensive Backs
Bookings: 883
Videos: 20
Tags: Safeties , TCU , Drill , Clinic , Paul Gonzales , Safety Drills , Drills , Drill Work , EDD , Corners , DBs , Defensive Backs , Agility , Ball Drills , Transitions , Coach Vass