He grew up in the same neighborhood as legendary football coaches Vince Lombardi and Joe Paterno. He watched others including John Wooden, Red Auerbach and Paul Brown. So it's little wonder that this man would also become a coach and legend in his own right.
These are the coaches that Sam Rutigliano learned from. Whether it is exemplified through Lombardi teaching chemistry or Brown making offensive linemen learn the entire line's assignments, there exists one trait within each of these coaches that Rutigliano saw and deems essential to their profession.
More than 30 delegates representing 17 countries and four continents attended the third International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Technical Conference and the annual American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Convention in Orlando, Fla., from Jan. 8-11.
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John sent the following question:
What is the best play to use in the two-minute drill?