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The Not-So-Secret Recipe for Effective Coaching

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Never sugarcoat anything.

Willie Edwards, assistant football coach at Brown University, believes the recipe for effective coaching blends discipline, love, firmness, and hard work. It took tough love for him to lead a team to five straight High School Super Bowl visits and two championships. 

On this episode of the On the Whistle podcast, Coach Willie and I talk about his life playing football, what motivated him to succeed, and how he coaches his players today.

We discuss:

  • Who Coach Willie is and how his football career progressed
  • The coaching style that brought his team to the championships
  • Characteristics of great mentors
  • …And what Coach Willie is doing now at Brown and with the LA Rams

 

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