Specializes in Special Teams and Job Search
His website = CoachFore.org and EightLaces.org
His podcast is called The Coaches' Locker Podcast. It can be found on I Tunes or at EightLaces.org/podcast.
Coach Fore was selected as the President of the California Coaches Association in June of 2018.
He is a veteran Athletic Director, Football Coach and Teacher from Southern California.
Currently, he teaches Special Education at Sultana High School, and also serves as the Varsity Football Special Teams Coordinator. Fore also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Kinesiology program at Azusa Pacific University where he teaches Leadership and Administration of Athletic Programs in the graduate program.
He has coached high school football for sixteen years (eight as a Head Varsity Coach), Junior College football for one year (2017), and has been an Athletic Director for six. His education includes: a Master’s degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration, Education Specialist Credential (CA), and a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies. He has also earned an Administrative Services Credential in California, allowing him to become an Administrator.
Fore has earned the Certified Athletic Administrator distinction from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. He has served on the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Football Coach’s Advisory Committee, and currently serves on the Boards of both the California Coaches Association and Southern California Football Coaches Association.
Since August of 2016 Fore writes a weekly column called “Coaches Corner” for Max Preps, America’s #1 source for high school sports. Coaches Choice published his first book: Building Championship Caliber Football Programs in 2013, and his second book Shield Punt in 2018. Fore’s third book, An Insider’s Guide To Scoring Your Next Coaching Job, gives readers a blueprint for securing a job in the field of athletics.
He has also published several manuals that have helped coaches in building their programs, and navigate the job search process: Outside The Lines Manual For Football Coaches,Outside The Lines Manual for Athletic Directors, and the Shield Punt E Clinic. You can find each of these items at EightLaces.org.
Fore has been solicited to write for national magazines such as National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, Coach and Athletic Director, and American Football Coaches Association. He has also been featured in articles on some of football’s best websites: Football Scoop, X and O Labs, Coach XO, My CoachBook and more. Fore has been a guest on High School Football America’s radio show, as well as Fox Sports AM 570 Los Angeles, San Diego’s Mighty 1090, and has also appeared multiple times on FootballCoachingPodcast.com.
Fore has been an invited speaker to many football clinics including the Glazier Clinics, the prestigious American Football Coaches Association Convention, and more. He spoke about 7 Critical Elements That Safeguard an Athletic Director in a Lawsuit at the 2018 California Athletic Directors' Association Conference.
Because of his strong background, training and experience in high school athletics, Coach Fore has been called as an expert witness in several different lawsuits regarding concussions, equipment, and athletic eligibility.
Chris married Christine in 2004, and they have three elementary aged children. The Fores reside in Apple Valley, California.
Kickoff Returns/Punt Returns and Blocks14,00 $
“This is really good stuff. I definitely think that coaches would be interested in having this. Just don’t sell it to any of my competitors!” – T. Williams, Football Coach
What if I told you that a $14 investment would win YOUR TEAM a football game next season?!
Would it be worth the small investment?
Let me share a story from the 2014 season where one of these returns helped us win a game!
We were playing the #1 team in San Bernardino County, San Gorgonio High School. (We weren’t even in the top 10 at the time.) We upset them.
What changed the game? What changed all of the momentum?
How did we take the lead and never look back?
A punt return!
We had them on their 30 yard line, with 7 minutes left, a tied score.
I knew this play could turn the ball game around, and I wanted to block their punt, so at first I called for a PUNT BLOCK.
But I changed that to a punt return as I saw the punt team lining up. And here is what happened (excerpt from local newspaper):
"The Bulldogs and Spartans were tied at 10 with just over 7 minutes to play when San Gorgonio was forced to punt at its own 30.
Knight caught the punt and returned it 75 yards UNTOUCHED to give Oak Hills a 16-10 lead.
As soon as I saw the opening to go right, I cut back right and followed my team and the blocks,” Knight said. “The blocks were wonderful. I credit my team all the way for that.”
Here is the punt return we put in that very week! It was a return right up the middle of the field. And you will see on the video, that’s what we did! A man assignment return. It worked!
Watch the return here.
Our Punt Return team had the highest punt return average in the state of California in 2014!
Without a doubt, we had a very talented returner. But we also created man return schemes each week to take advantage of what the opponent was giving us.
When I took over as the Special Teams Coach at Oak Hills in May of 2014, I tried hard to find some great punt returns online. I had never coached Punt Return, my Defensive Coordinators always did. I couldn’t find any!
So, I’ve put together this KICKING GAME RETURNS AND BLOCKS MANUAL!
It features more than 60 pages with 10 Kick Returns, and 20 Punt Returns/Blocks.
WHAT COACHES ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS MANUAL
“We have always ran the same old vanilla zone returns and this manual will help change things up a little and also give me some ideas since this is my first year.” – J. Graham
“I think there are many coaches that would be interested in a manual like this. Especially new head coaches or new special teams coordinators at a high school. It also could be valuable as a supplemental tool for experienced coaches.” L. Miller, Athletic Director and Football Coach
“Your idea is great. It seems that you’re intending something specific and to the point. There has been helpful information on philosophy and organization of special teams, but always thin on strategy, tactics, and examples and nothing outside the box.” T. Bomar, Football Coach
“I think coaches would definitely be really interested in something like this, especially if you provide some highlights of do’s and don’ts on a powerpoint.” – A. Ibarra, Football Coach14,00 $
Tremendous Kickoff Return Scheme7,99 $
You haven't seen an in depth teaching of a Kickoff Return like this online. Coach Fore goes into tremendous detail to help you understand his highly successful DOUBLE RIGHT Kickoff Return scheme. This Kickoff Return scheme utilizes two double teams at the point of attack to create open space and yards for your returners.
Fore shows it to you live in the first video, then walks you through it via "whiteboard" fashion (10 minutes).
The third video (almost 29 minutes long), and most important one of this series, walks you through two separate real game DOUBLE RIGHT Kickoff Returns so that you become an asbolute expert on this return scheme!
Your program needs to have a powerful return scheme that they build confidence off of. DOUBLE RIIGHT is it!
The proof is in the pudding!
This was the best return scheme for Victor Valley Junior College in 2017, and you'll see why on this tape! Coach Fore led the Rams to move from being ranked #20th in Kickoff Return among Southern Californian Junior Colleges all the way to #9 in his first year at the JC level. The Rams finished #1 in their very tough conference for highest Kickoff Return average during conference play at 21.8 yard per return in 2017.
Fore uses his expertise as a veteran Special Teams Coordinator to help you understand how to package and put together a powerful Kickoff Return scheme.
No stone is unturned during this course!7,99 $
29 Resume Mistakes Every Coach Makes and How To Avoid Them29,00 $
How great do you feel about your resume?
The purpose of a resume is to get YOU in to the interview room. Is it working? Are you getting every interview you want? Or are you not hearing back?
Are you not hearing back because your resume isn't very good? Avoid the common pitfalls and traps that many coaches make on their resumes with this course.
Chris Fore of Eight Laces Consulting has been consulting coaches on the job search process since 2012. His expertise in this area has helped many coaches at both the high school and college levels land positions they had previsouly been denied interviews for. He has been hired by NCAA Division 1 basketball coaches, Candian Football League coaches, high school football coaches, NCAA coaches, and has represented clients in just about every sport known to man!
“When the right job opened up for me, I looked for the best support person I could find to make sure I would get an interview. Chris was able to help me organize my resume and supported me in producing an infographic that got my foot in the door. Thanks Chris!” – Ian Shoemaker, Head Football Coach, Central Washington University
“Thanks to your advice and help in creating my resume, I’ve been hired as the Head Girls Basketball Coachat Westmont (IL) HS in suburban Chicago. It took only 35 days from when you finalized my resume until the School Board approved my hiring! Specifically, here’s why I know you played an important role in helping my resume get to the “top of the pile”: I had absolutely NO connection to anyone on the Search Committee. Thanks again!” – Jeff Pearson
Coach Fore shares many of his secrets to developing a dynamite resume in this tremendous course.
Nobody in American knows more about coaching-specific resumes than Chris Fore. Nobody has written more coach specific resumes than he has. Take advantage of his education, background and real world experience in the resume business to help yourself build a dynamite, eye-catching resume.
This course explains in detail how to navigate the most common errors on a resume, and how to avoid making those errors so that you can get into the interview room of your choice.
For just $29, you just might find that next dream job you've always wanted!29,00 $
An Insider`s Guide to Writing a Champion`s Cover Letter24,95 $
Chris Fore's business, Eight Laces Consulting, is the National Champion of the Job Search Process for Coaches. And he just might be the only former Athletic Director sharing the tips and tricks of the process, from behind the scenes, to help coaches land the job of their dreams! He started Eight Laces Consulting in 2011 after realizing that nobody was helping the high school and small college coaches with their job search "know how," things like the cover letter, the resume, etc.
In this course, Fore shares key insights to help coaches attract the readers of their cover letters. Each letter will be put into a pile. Get yours into the YES pile by booking this course. You are sure to learn valuable insights that you've probably never thought of before as it pertains to writing your cover letter.
In many job searches, your cover letter just might be more important than your resume. Will they even get to your resume if they don't like the cover letter?
Fore shares the 5 ingredients to making your cover letter POP, and then gives you an 8 point checklist to help you write your cover letter.24,95 $