Friday, February 9, 2018 9p.m.-EST, Coach Stone's guest on Coach Stone Podcast will be Coach Charlie Coiner, creator of 1st Down Playbook.
Excerpt from 1st Down Playbook:
How does a stellar football-coaching career begin?
Certainly, nine years in the NFL and another 20 in the NCAA doesn’t happen by accident. A career like this happens when a coach knows how to develop talent—and knows how to win. In 1983, with no coaching experience, Waynesboro, Virginia native Charlie Coiner had big dreams and made a bold move by approaching a new, now national, coaching figure. His timing was perfect.
In 1983, Charlie Coiner served as a graduate assistant at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Mack Brown, now Head Coach at the University of Texas, had just begun his first head-coaching job. Coiner recalls, “I wanted to get into coaching, but I had little to no experience. So, I walked into Coach Brown’s office and asked if I could coach. He told me he couldn’t pay me, and I kind of thought that was a fair deal since I didn’t know very much.” Coiner stayed for five years—and proved his worth.