About the Guests on recent Coaches Corner Shows
Chris Fore is a veteran Athletic Director and Head Football Coach from Southern California who specializes in the hiring process among the highly competitive athletic world. His consulting business, EightLaces, has been instrumental in helping coaches navigate the employment process. He counts former NFL players, collegiate coaches at all levels, and high school coaches from all sports as his clients,
including one client that just landed a NCAA Division 2 Head Football Coaching position.
Fore's record of turning around athletic programs as an
AD is impressive, with his school winning MORE League
Championships than the year before in every job he's
taken on. A recent example - Excelsior Charter
School hired Chris to bring prestige to their athletic
program after winning just 3 League Championships in TEN
In addition to BUILDING CHAMPIONSHIP CALIBER FOOTBALL PROGRAMS, released in December, 2013,
Chris Fore has also published OUTSIDE THE LINES: FOOTBALL COACHES and OUTSIDE THE LINES: ATHLETIC DIRECTORS.
He has written articles for national magazines, been
featured in articles on some of football’sleading websites,
and has been a guest on radio shows and podcasts
dealing with High School Football.
enters his eighth season as a member of the Gettysburg coaching staff and his seventh as the
Defensive Coordinator in 2013.
Weaver also coaches the linebackers. In 2012 Gettysburg finished among the conference leaders in numerous defensive categories, including pass defense (second, 182.5 ypg), scoring defense (third, 19.9 ppg), and total defense (third, 316.5 ypg) en route to a 7-3 season - the team's best record since 1994. Under Weaver,
the 2012 Bullet Defense held four opponents to seven
points or less and posted its first shutout in eight years.
Prior to his arrival at Gettysburg, Weaver served as the defensive line coach at Bemidji State University in Minnesota from 2004-05. He also spent two seasons coaching the defensive line and serving as the junior varsity defensive coordinator at his alma mater, Wilmington College in Ohio, from 2002-03. Weaver holds two Bachelor of Science degrees from Wilmington College, one in secondary education/social studies licensure, and one in history.
and a Master's Degree in Sports Sudies from Bemidji
State University (MN).
Mike Popovich -
is the Head Football Coach at Mt Zion H.S. in
Decatur IL. Formerly the Offensive Coordinator at the US
Army Sprint Football team, Popovich brought the Franklin
system to Army three years ago. Popovich arrived
at West Point after serving as an assistant coach for six years as
the Head Coach at Bunker Hill High School in Illinois for two years. As head coach, Popovich led the
Bunker Hill Minutemen to their first winning season and first playoff appearance in program history. Popovich left Bunker Hill as the winningest coach in program history.
In his first season as Army's offensive coordinator the Black Knights averaged a CSFL-best 430 yards per game and 37.3 points per game
and routinely produced 400+ yards of Offense per game.
Bud Boughton is an Assistant Football Coach at Franklin College in Indiana,
and was this year's featured luncheon speaker at the USA Football Coaching School held at the Indianapolis Colts Complex.
Coach Boughton is a former college football player, coach and educator, sales professional, former senior executive, and author.
Bud began his professional life as a college football coach and educator, obtaining his Master's degree while coaching college football at Ball State University in Muncie, IN
With his roots in education and coaching, he moved from the coaching profession into the business world where he
worked for several Fortune 500 companies early in his business career (Proctor & Gamble, Xerox and IBM).
Bud held several senior level management positions and was an officer of a publicly traded software company from 1996 to 2001. ...more
Mark West - an active Lt. Colonel in the Army
and Franklin's first High School QB enters his fourth season as the head coach of Army sprint football. West coached the Black Knights in 2008 and 2009 before serving a one-year tour of duty in Iraq. He returned to the Academy prior to the 2011 season.
West guided the Black Knights to a 6-1 record in his second season, the best mark since 2000, before departing prior to the 2010 CSFL championship season.0. The 6-1 season ended Army's five-year drought of losing seasons.
is the Founder and President of the Screaming Eagles
Youth Football Organization, a program started in 1998
that has served 400 children ages 6-14 with programs in academic accountability, character development, youth football and other youth sports. Dave now heads up the Eagle program in the Lincoln, Nebraska. Dave's
teams have success both on an off the field, and he has
been a frequent clinic speaker nationwide for Nike,
Glazier Mega Clinics, Clinic of Champions. Cisar now conducts his own Winning Youth Football clinics.
is currently the Running Backs coach at the
United States Military Academy "Sprint" (aka lightweight) football program
. Previously, he served as an Assistant Coach at a
number of NCAA Division II Colleges, including Mansfield
University in Mansfield, PA and Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
Markowksi also served as an assistant coach with the Charles County Lions, a semi-professional team in Waldorf, Maryland.
is an offensive innovator and the creator of the Triple Gun Offense.
He has published numerous books and DVDs and is a popular speaker on the clinic circuit.
In his 25 years of experience as a head college football coach, Demeo
built a reputation for turning around college programs,
and had an overall record of 137-108 -4.
Darrel "Mouse" Davis ,
now retired, is best known as the “Father of the Run-and-Shoot Offense”.
Davis was most recently Offensive Coordinator at the University
of Hawaii in 2010, his second stint at UH.
Previously, from 2004-06, Davis was a member of former coach June Jones’ staff
and is credited with the 2006 Team leading the nation in passing offense (441.3), total offense (559.2), scoring offense (46.9)and pass efficiency (185.95).
Davis left Hawai‘i to join Jerry Glanville’s staff at
Portland State in 2007.
Mike DiMatteo is the Head Football Coach at Buffalo Grove HS in Illinois.
Coach Mike DiMatteo previously was Head Coach at Hinsdale
Central, Hinsdale, MI and Lake Zurich H.S., Lake Zurich, IL. DiMatteo
a pair of videos available at Coaches
Choice and has written articles for, and later
served as Managing Editor of
days at Lake Zurich and Hinsdale, including one entitled Formulating
Gino Arcaro is the Owner of X Fitness, Welland,
Ontario and head coach of two football teams: Niagara
X-Men (Canada’s only club collegiate-level football team
that plays in the USA) and the Burlington Seminoles, a
semi-pro football team is our guest on this edition of
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Guests who have appeared on Coaches Corner.