Coaches' Corner Volume 75:
Lt. Colonel and US Army Sprint Football Head Coach Mark West is our guest on this, the 75th Volume of the Coaches Corner football coaching podcast.
Coach West, now entering his fourth season as the Head Coach of Army's Sprint Football team and Host John Anderson cover a number of topics related to the position of Head Football Coach, including Decision Making and Leadership, Staff Evaluation and Professional Development. Coach West also shares the rationale behind his decision to implement the Tony Franklin Offensive system.
An educational and entertaining show that has much to offer to High School Football Coaches, their players and even parents of High School Football players.
About the Guest on this Edition of Coaches Corner
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.
A 1991 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West starred for the sprint football squad as a cadet. He recently began his 21st year in the active duty Army as an Armor officer.
As a cadet, West was a three-year starter at quarterback for the lightweight football team and led the Black Knights to three league championships. He served as team captain and was named the first-ever Kays Award recipient as the most valuable player in the league. West was honored with the Colonel John A. Robenson Award in 1988 and 1990 as the Army lightweight football team's most valuable player.
West has served in various duty assignments to include Germany; Fort Hood, Texas; Kuwait; Fort Knox, Ky.; and Saudi Arabia. He assisted the sprint football team from 2001 to 2004 during a previous assignment at West Point.