Wide Zone Fundamentals w/ Use of Gallop Technique in the Ducks Offenseby COOL Clinic
The Wide Zone play provides an attack that distorts the defensive front. Oregon Offensive Line Coach Alex Mirabal teaches the techniques that allow the Ducks to utilize the scheme successfully, including the Gallop technique.
Mirabal teaches the progression showing drills and game film.
Alex Mirabal is the offensive line coach for the Oregon Ducks taking that position in 2020.
Prior to Oregon, Mirabal spent five seasons as the offensive line coach at Marshall. While he was there, the Thundering Herd put together a 44-22 record, three 10-win seasons, a 4-0 record in bowl games, two Conference USA East Division titles and a win in the 2014 Conference USA Championship Game.
Prior to Marshall, Mirabal served as the assistant head coach for six years at FIU (2007-12) under Mario Cristobal. He worked with the offensive line his final three years after three years as the head of the tight ends room.
A long-time Miami-Dade high school football coach, Mirabal taught and coached around south Florida starting in 1993 all the way up to his arrival at FIU. He helped lead Miami Christopher Columbus High School to three district championships in four years as the Explorers offensive line coach and run game coordinator.
Mirabal began his coaching career at Christopher Columbus in 1993 by taking on a variety of roles. He was the Explorers' assistant track and field coach and a volunteer varsity football offensive line coach for six years. Mirabal was the school's junior varsity head football coach in 1994-95 and then took on the program's strength and conditioning coordinator responsibilities from 1996-2001. During that time, he also assumed the titles of varsity running backs coach in 1996-97 and then varsity offensive line coach from 1997-2001.
Mirabal moved on to G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School from 2001-03 and worked as the Bulldogs' offensive line coach and offensive coordinator in 2001-02. Beginning in 2003, he returned to Columbus and became an integral part of the Explorers' football success.
A native Miamian, Mirabal graduated with an associate's degree in general studies from Miami Dade College in 1991 and two years later earned his bachelor's degree in social studies education while a member of the Dean's List at FIU.
He and his wife, Berta, have two sons, Alejandro and Nicolas.