Whole person development
The football coaching edition by sam graham
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The publishing arm of S2A is proud to announce the release of a book sure to be on the shelves of every football coach looking to pour into the lives of their players on a deeper level. Sam Graham has taken both, the lessons he's learned from his playing days in the state of Alabama, and combined them with the lessons he's taught from coaching at the high school and collegiate levels.
Making a lasting impact
The players we coach are going to grow into fathers, husband, and hopefully community leaders. There is no more important time in a young man's life for molding character than when he is in his teens and early twenties. Grown men that played the great game of football look back and remember the positive and negative things garnered from their coaches. Whole Person Development can be a coach's guidebook to follow so that his current players will look back with gratitude, and be thankful for the character lessons his coach instilled.
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About WPD From Todd Bates, Defensive Line Coach at Clemson
Sam Graham is a man of God who loves his family. He has spent his life mentoring and coaching young people...which is his mission field. As a young coach, I was blessed to learn under him as he served as my Defensive Coordinator at Oxford High School from 2008-2011. I learned so much about life and what coaching is all about. In his words, not mine, ―It‘s not about how high you jump, and it‘s not how loud you yell, but how straight you walk when you hit the ground. His book Whole Person Development and the Football Coaches Charge is full of principles, morals, codes, and stories to help the next generation coach, or any coach, no matter where they are in their journey. ―It‘s not about the wins, or the friends, but He who lives within that will see us through any situation or circumstance. Watching him (Sam) battle day in and day out with MS has reminded me how to fight and control what I can and trust God to do the rest. Have a blessed day and remember, ―The rest of your life will be the best of your life, but you have to believe it.
Excerpt from Whole person Development
Whole Person Development is broken into the same segments we prepare for as we approach game time. Warmups, Coin Toss, 1st Quarter, 2nd Quarter, Halftime, 3rd Quarter, 4th quarter, and the post-game analysis. As the old coaching cliché goes, ―We‘ve got to play a full four quarter game to be successful. An organized coach provides a game day itinerary. Approach these pages in the same way. Start fast, be consistent, and close at the end. Sustain the Pace (STP) to ultimately win the game. Just like Coach Hyde taught me and our team, Visualize. Utilize these words, analyze these lessons, and Visualize the power we as coaches have to Develop the Whole Person. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. (Proverbs 18:21)
Football Coaches Charge
We would like to send you a free downloadable version of this poem for coaches written by Coach Sam Graham. If you leave us your name and email, we will immediately send you your free copy of Football Coaches Charge. See the Charge below.
About Coach Sam Graham
Coach Sam Graham‘s coaching career began at the University of North Alabama in Florence in 1996, where he served as a graduate student assistant under legendary Head Coach Bobby Wallace. From 1997 – 98, he served as the Head Coach at his alma mater, Sylvania High School. In 1999, Graham returned to North Alabama where he coached the defensive line and then secondary coach, under Bill Hyde.
In 2002, Graham moved to Albertville High School where he was the defensive coordinator under Head Coach John Grass. Sam then became the Head Coach (2003-04). From there Graham became the Spiritual/Defensive Coordinator at the University of West Alabama and helped lead team to their first Winning season in 14 years (2005-2007). In the spring of 2008 Graham became the Assistant Head Coach in Charge of Defense at Oxford High School (2008- 2014). There he helped lead team to the 2011 state semi-finals. SAMUEL GRAHAM 82 Sam became the defensive coordinator at Scottsboro High School (2014-2015) and then Head Football coach at Valley Head High (2015-2016). In 2016 he became Athens High‘s strength and conditioning coordinator/linebackers‘ coach until 2017.
Graham played Linebacker at North Alabama under Head Coach Bobby Wallace from 1991-95. While there, he helped the Lions achieve three straight G.S.C. titles and three Division II National Championships. He is married to the former Amy Tucker of Henagar, Alabama. They have four daughters: Meghan Leigh, Abigail Lauren, Grace Elisabeth, and Sarah Katherine. Life is never dull in the Graham house.