Winning Defensive Back Drills & Techniqueby Dean Campbell
Winning Defensive Back Drills and Technique features a series of game-tested practice drills designed to develop several of the key factors involved in sound defensive back play. Each drill is presented and demonstrated in an easy-to-understand and –apply manner. This course is designed for coaches at all competitive levels who want to maximize the skill level of their defensive backs, as well as to make the best use of their team’s practice time.
Among the topics covered:
• Warm-up progression
• Quick-feet drills
• Backpedal-and-break drills
• Ball drills
• Man-to-man coverage drills
Coach Campbell has a strong history in coaching at the university level. Since 2008, he has served on the staff of the Arkansas Razorbacks with Coach Bobby Petrino as the Director of High School Relations. Prior to his time at Arkansas, Coach Campbell served at the Air Force Academy for seven highly successful seasons. Campbell coached running backs the first five seasons and defensive backs his last two seasons at the AirForce Academy. Campbell's offensive coaching expertise was evident as Air Force ranked in the top five college teams nationally in rushing each season that he coached the running backs. Campbell also coached five of the six halfbacks in school history who have surpassed the 1,000 yard mark in their careers. He helped Air Force to victory in the 2000 Silicon Valley Football Classic and helped coach the Falcons to an appearance in the postseason San Francisco Bowl. Coach Campbell also has experience on the defensive side of the ball. Prior to coming to Air Force, Campbell coached at Texas Tech (under legendary Spike Dykes) for eight seasons. He was the defensive backs coach for seven seasons and coached inside linebackers for a season. With a rich history and strong experience, Coach Campbell has also coached at Texas A&M, New Mexico, North Carolina, the University of Texas, and Rice University.