Virtual Learning

Coaching for Success 2022

Each year during the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Convention, The Trust hosts a professional development workshop exclusively for former NFL players who are currently coaching OR interested in coaching.

The Coaching for Success Workshop is an opportunity for you to explore the many factors that go into navigating coaching as a career and enhancing your brand within the landscape.

Use the links below to access the recordings of the sessions that took place during the 2022 Coaching for Success Workshop.

Coaching for Success Recorded Sessions

  • Branding You: Felicia Hall Allen
    The coaching world is full of talented people! Identifying who you are and how your preparation has created separation amid a crowd of talented coaches is a key part of opening doors and landing your dream job. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ way of promoting who you uniquely are. To stand out, learn how to develop a brand that connects technically, functionally, and emotionally with administrators, search firms, and student-athletes. Looking forward to thinking outside of the box to assist you with how to best BRAND YOU.
    Branding You Powerpoint Presentation
  • Wellness Strategies

    Attendees will hear and engage in strategies geared towards monitoring, managing and assist others with maintaining their overall wellness.
    Panelists: Dr. Galen Duncan, Chicago Senior Associate Director of Athletics, University of Illinois; Dr. Kensa Gunter, Clinical & Sports Psychologist, Gunter Psychological Services, LLC; Dr. Candice Williams, Professional Counselor, Ohio State University Department - Sports Psychology & Wellness Services
    Support During Pre Season Transition

    Resources About Leadership & Coaching

  • My Life as a Head Coach: Tyrone Wheatley

    Attendees will hear about the life of a head coach who was a former player. Topics will include their strategies, ups and downs and the interview process they went through. In addition, they will discuss how they managed hiring staff, day to day responsibilities and more.

  • Fritz Pollard Alliance: Rod Graves
    An opportunity for participants to understand the history, current mission, and support the alliance provides to the coaching population.

  • NCAA Education
    Opportunity for coaches to engage NCAA staff around the legislative items that will impact them as coaches off the field. Topics to include NIL, Campus Trends and Enforcement updates.

    Panelists: Mark Hicks, Managing Director of Enforcement, NCAA; Chris Howard, Director of Enforcement – Football Development, NCAA

  • The Breadth of Recruiting: Aaron Kelton

    An interactive discussion around how to organize and tactically execute your recruiting strategies.

  • Interview Prep Session
    The goal for this workshop is to have you equipped to excel and make a positive impression in your next interview. You will have an interactive experience where you will leave with proven tools and tips on what to do before, during, and after the interview. After attending this workshop, you will enter your next interview more informed, more prepared, and more confident.
    Matt Darby, Advisor, AthLife; Carrie Leger White, Chief Operating Officer, AthLifeI
    Interviewing Prep Session Powerpoint Presentation
  • Alternate Careers in Sports
    Discussing alternate opportunities that are available in football outside of coaching.
    Panelists: Jon Harris (Moderator), Founder and CEO - AthLife; Lake Dawson, Assistant Director of College Scouting - Buffalo Bills; Brady Quinn, Football Analyst and Broadcaster – Fox Sports; Tre Stallings, Associate Commissioner – Conference USA