Barry Alvarez headlines informative LSU Football Coaches Clinic
The annual LSU Football Coaches Clinic Kicked off Thursday night in Baton Rouge where the coaches in attendance first had a chance to watch a spring practice and then head over to the Maravich Center.
Two main speakers for the clinic spoke at the P-MAC after introductory remarks by LSU head coach Ed Orgeron. The first visiting speaker was revered special teams coach Bobby April, who is currently out of coaching but served at LSU in 2017 as a special teams analyst. April talked about special teams and had some drill demonstrations as well.
The featured speaker for the clinic was current University of Wisconsin Director of Athletics and former head football coach Barry Alvarez. As the coach of the Badgers from 1990-2005, he won three Big Ten Championships during that tenure. He has been AD at Wisconsin since 2005 and has stepped in to coach the Badgers twice in an interim capacity. Alvarez has won numerous awards and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
Coach Alvarez Quotes:
“You always go to these clinics to learn from the speakers at the clinics.”
“I took the Wisconsin job when I was told it was a bad job.”
“The keys to success is to build a foundation and decide your style.”
“I hired a good staff and made an immediate change in the culture of the Badger program.”
“Define roles for all in your program and pay attention to the details as well.”
“It is important to have team chemistry and to make a to do list when things need to happen quickly.”
The clinic continued Friday with speakers from the LSU coaching staff and two in-state college head coaches – Justin Charles, who is entering is second year as head coach of Louisiana College, to speak on defense and McNeese State’s Sterlin Gilbert, the first year head coach, to speak on offense. T
A crawfish boil completed the clinic festivities but coaches who remain through Saturday will have a chance to watch the Tigers practice on Saturday morning.
For more information, visit the 2019 LSU Football Coaching Clinic page.
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Randy Pistorius is a lifelong resident of South Louisiana and is currently working in the communications field in the Baton Rouge Metropolitian Area. Randy’s start in journalism came while still in high school at De La Salle in New Orleans and that carried with him to Southeastern Louisiana University where he wrote for the Lions Roar and also worked in…