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Week 5 National High School Football Rankings

We are at about the halfway point and we have plenty of CoachTube high school coaches who are having tremendous seasons. 31 coaches who have courses on CoachTube have made it to the top of the rankings in the country or in the state.

These coaches are sharing their philosophy, strategy, and schemes.  Take a look at some of the key concepts that have helped bring their teams to the top

Max Preps Top 25

#3 John Bosco - Head Coach Jason Negro

Developing Culture and Practice Construction

In this course, Coach Jason Negro gives you his program's base values, which are the foundation of his culture, as well as their plan for practices and in-game situations. 

#4 Westlake - Head Coach Todd Dodge

Todd Dodge has won six state championships in his career and at Westlake his teams won the 2019 and 2020 Texas 6A state championship. He shares his offensive knowledge in two courses:

Westlake Football: 3x1 and 2x2 Passing Game

Training a championship QB

#10 St Xavier, Head Coach Steve Specht and Offensive Coordinator Andrew Coverdale

Coach Specht has won 4 championships at St. X including one in 2020 and his team is no stranger to the top 25 having won a National Championship in 2007.  On top of that he has added 13x state champion offensive coordinator Andrew Coverdale to his staff.  Both has CoachTube courses:

Coach Specht: Defending a Key Receiver

Coach Coverdale: Boundary Pass Concepts 

#11 Katy, Head Coach Gary Joseph

Gary Joseph is in his eighteenth season in charge at Katy with hopes of adding to a resume that includes a 227–22 record and five state championships. His Tigers picked up their most recent state title last season, and Joseph’s teams have finished as the runner-up four other times.

His course on CoachTube: Winning Up Front: Gary Joseph & the Katy Football Staff

#18 Hamilton, Defensive Coordinator Tim Dougherty

Coach Tim Dougherty won two state championships in Illinois before “retiring” to Arizona. Now he looks to help the Huskies win another as their defensive coordinator.  He shares his pressure package in  5 and 6 Man Pressures & Transition to Multiple Fronts.

#25 Milton, Head Coach Adam Clack

Adam Clack is on a quest for his second state title. He is a big believer in analytics and presents that in his course Looking at Analytics

Tops in each State

There are also several coaches who have their teams ranked in the top 10 in their state. Here is the run-down.


#8 Spanish Fort, Head Coach Ben Blackmon

The Outside Zone play is making an impact on every level and it’s a big part of the Spanish Fort offense.  In this comprehensive course, Coach Blackmon teach the Outside zone and Tags.


#4 Saguaro, Head Coach Jason Mohns 

Jason Mohns has shared his entire offensive system which has helped them to 6 state championships.  If there is an area of offense you are looking to improve right now, he has something for it. Check it all out here.


#13 Shiloh Christian Academy, Defensive Coordinator Jacob Gill

Jacob Gill uses The 3-Safety Defense to help the Saints on their climb back to the top.  He explains the Complete System in his series.


#5 Rochester, Head Coach Derek Leonard

Derek is no stranger to being at the top of Illinois state rankings.  Rochester has won an IHSA state championship in eight of the last 10 years. His No Huddle Offense shreds defenses and he shares the keys to implementing no-huddle in his course.


#4 Warren Central - Head Coach, Mike Kirschner

Mike Kirschner is no stranger to being at the top of the Indiana rankings.  He won two state championships at Ben Davis. Of all the things that he does, understanding how to deal with today’s high school athlete is something he excels at and he shares his method for building a strong culture in his course Leadership and Today’s Societal Issues.

#5 Westfield, Head Coach Jake Gilbert

In addition to having his team ranked, Coach was named the Indianapolis Colts Coach of the Week on September 9th. The Shamrocks have won a state championship under his guidance. He believes that there are key metrics that matter most to winning and lays those out in his course What Wins? State that Matter Most.

#12 Ben Davis - Head Coach Jason Simmons

Ben Davis is a longtime powerhouse in Indiana and Coach Simmons has them closing in on the top ranking.  For him, Ben Davis Special Teams make a huge impact on whether they win or lose.


#1 Male HS, Head Coach Chris Wolfe

The Bulldogs have won two state championships in Kentucky’s largest division under Coach Wolfe and he looks to add another this season. He is an outstanding teacher of the game and shared his defensive knowledge in two courses:

Chris Wolfe- Using Hybrid LB`s at the 1st Level

Chris Wolfe - Effective Corner Blitz Package from the 4-2-5 Defense

#4 Boyle County - Head Coach Chuck Smith

Establishing and Maintaining a Culture for Success is exactly what Coach Smith has done. In 19 seasons with Boyle County, Chuck Smith compiled a record of 211-45 with six state titles in eight finals appearances, both marks ranking him among the state’s all-time best. In his course, he shares how they do it using the exact presentation that is shared with his players each year.


#6 Marshwood, Head Coach Alex Rotsko

Coach Rotsko believes that success is a choice that you make and it drives your actions.  That Belief has led to 16 state championships over his career. He has been selected “Coach of the Year” by The National Football Foundation, the National Federation of High School Coaches Association, twice by the Maine Football Coaches Association, twice by the Campbell Conference, and twice by USA Today. His course Championship Football: Success is a Choice shares his philosophy on building a program.


#2 Archbishop Spalding, Head Coach Kyle Schmidt

A former University of Maryland GA, Coach Schmidt has Spalding clicking on all cylinders.  His understanding of winning the critical situations in the game is reflected in his course Situational Football: Game Planning, Prep.

#7 Wise, Offensive Coordinator - Steve Rapp

Wise has won four state championships and runs a high-powered offense.  Offensive coordinator Steve Rapp uses one-word tempo as part of their attack.  He shares his strategy in his course One Word Tempo Plays and Offensive Game Planning


#10 Madison-Ridgeland Academy, Head Coach Herbert Davis and WR Coach John Weaver

MRA has been featured in recent years on ESPN and Head Coach Herbert Davis and the Patriots have won two consecutive state championships. Coach shares their strategies in his course Calling the Perfect Play.  Also, WR Coach John Weaver shares what he does with his units in his four courses:

WR Blocking Progression Circuit: Block Party

WR Catching Drills: Freeze Frame

Maximizing Kickoff Returns with Gap Scheme Principles

Simple One Word Quick Game/RPO Playcalls


#2 St. Edward

Coach Tom Lombardo has the Eagles ranked as a top 50 team nationally and #2 in Ohio.  He’s won two state championships at St. Edward. He likes to utilize his personnel in the best way possible and his course Power Read with Variations and Play Actions from Multiple Sets demonstrates that philosophy.

#3 Medina - Larry Laird

Head Coach Larry Laird has changed the Bee’s fortunes with his Empty Offense.  It’s taken the program from average to one of the tops in the state in just a few seasons.  It’s a system he believes in and knows how to execute and he shares why in his course The Advantages and Reasons to Run an Empty Offense


#2 Jenks - Head Coach Keith Riggs

Oklahoma powerhouse is now led by long time assistant Keith Riggs and the Trojans haven’t skipped a beat.  Coach Riggs and his team look to add another trophy to the already full case this season.  He shared LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE in his CoachTube Course.

South Dakota

#16 Riggs - Steve Steele

After coaching at the college level, Steve Steele has made a huge impact on the Riggs program winning two state championships. Steele's program set a state record for yards and points scored, averaging nearly 60 points per game. He builds his culture on a philosophy of Winning Comes Last which he shares in his course.


#3 Duncanville - Head Coach Reginald Samples

During his distinguished 33 years coaching career, Coach Samples has received numerous awards and recognitions. The most prestigious of those came in 2019 when USA Today named him its ALL-USA Football Coach of the Year. He is closing in on his 300th win this season and he attributes Duncanville’s success to their off-season program.  He presents it in his course Duncanville strength and conditioning.

#4 Carthage - Head Coach Scott Surrat

Coach Surrat has won 7 state championships and has Carthage in the hunt for another in 2021.He shares multiple aspects of their offense in  Prepared to Protect Carthage Multiple Pass Protections  and Isolated Slant, All Go, and Keeper

#7 Aledo - Head Coach Tim Buchanan and Assistant Coach Doug Wheeler

Coach Buchanan wants to add state title to the five which they have already won.  Along with assistant coach Doug Wheeler take you through the run game teaching progression that powers the Bearcat attack.  Aledo Run Game Teaching Progression


#4 Muskego - Head Coach Ken Krause

Coach Krause led Muskego to the school's first-ever State Championship in 2018 and they repeated in 2019. In 2020 the Warriors went 9-0 and finished the season ranked Number 1 in the state by WISSPORTS and the AP.  The Warriors currently have a 37 game winning streak which is the longest in the state of Wisconsin and 7th longest in the nation for 11 man football.   In the last three seasons, the Warriors have been ranked as one of the top ten teams in the midwest.  At the end of the 2019 football season, the Muskego Warriors finished ranked 23rd in the nation by USA Today. Coach Krause shares a career full of insight in Thoughts & Reflections on Building A Championship Football Program 

We are excited about the success these coaches and programs are having.  We hope you share your successful philosophies, strategies, and schemes on CoachTube in the future as well.