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56 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Episode 23 - Larry Harold (Kentucky St. Univ.)
Larry Harold is an assistant football coach at Kentucky State University. Coach Harold spent several years as the Head Coach at several High Schools in the state of Georgia, including Macon County, Brunswick, Central-Macon and Americus-Sumter.In this episode, Coach Harold speaks about navigating the game of football during a pandemic. He also speaks of the importance of making faith a part of your program. Follow Coach Harold: @CoachHarold73
48 minutes | Aug 28, 2020
Episode 22 - Sam Crenshaw
This week we interviewed the legendary Sam Crenshaw, on the GAHSFBCHT Podcast with Smitty & Banks. Mr. Crenshaw has been a part of many of the most exciting High School football games in Georgia High School football history. Mr. Crenshaw describes many of the historical contests that he witnessed first hand and also list some of his most memorable high school coaches. Mr. Crenshaw also provides a prospectus for what he is looking forward to the most about the upcoming high school football season. Follow Sam Crenshaw: @samcrenshaw23
45 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
Episode 21 - Lee Hannah (Millergrove HS)
Our guest for Episode 21 is Coach Lee Hannah, from Millergrove High School in Lithonia, Georgia. Coach Hannah shares his passion for helping his kids develop skills that will help them become successful on and off the field of play. Coach Hannah stresses the importance of education and how he promotes education in his program. He also talks about being a coach known for rebuilding struggling programs and the pride that he takes in doing so. Coach Hannah, a Presbyterian College graduate, also talks about the importance of having a network of coaches and mentors to tap into and how it has helped him become a better coach. Follow Coach Hannah: @MGrove_Football
52 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Episode 20 - Jeremy Hawkins (Eastern Kentucky University
Our guest for Episode 20 is Eastern Kentucky University Defensive Line coach, Jeremy Hawkins. Coach Hawkins talks to us about climbing the coaching ranks and moving from high school to the collegiate level. Coach Hawkins offers advice for coaches looking to do the same. Coach Hawkins also speaks about the importance building quality and meaningful relationships with your players. Follow Coach Hawkins - @CoachJHawkins
38 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
Episode 19 - Chad Alligood (Northside Warner Robins)
Chad Alligood is the Head Football coach at Northside High School, in Warner Robins, GA. Coach Alligood discusses his journey to becoming the head coach at one of the most storied programs in the country. Coach Alligood describes the importance of building leaders and having a "Player-Led" program. Coach Alligood also maintaining a healthy family balance, while being a good coach. He stresses the need for good time management skills, to get this done. Coach Alligood provides an innovative method that he uses to build relationships with his student-athletes. He pens a personal letter to each student-athlete, sharing a few encouraging and supportive words. Follow Coach Alligood: @chad_alligood
47 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
Episode 18 - Jesse Hicks (Baldwin High School)
In this episode of the GAHSFBCHAT Podcast w/ Smitty & Banks, Baldwin High School Head Football Coach, Jesse Hicks, explains why he doesn't believe high school football should take place this fall. Coach Hicks also describes how he has continued to develop leadership skills in his program, during this pandemic. Coach Hicks, a long time coach in the Middle Georgia area, also talks about the quality of football and student-athletes in the area, who often get passed over. Coach Hicks is a 100+ win coach in the state of Georgia and has led programs in Augusta, Albany, and the Middle Georgia area.
57 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
Episode 17 - Dr. Kechia Rowles (Rockdale County District AD)
Dr. Kechia Rowles, District Athletic Director for Rockadle County Public Schools, discusses her system's approach to dealing with Covid-19. She also discusses her expertise as an Athletic Trainer and the district's program that prepares students for careers in the same field. Dr. Rowles also shares what qualities she and other adminstrators look for when hiring Head Coaches and Athletic Directors.
62 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Episode 16 - Philip Jones (Brookwood HS)
We chop it up with Coach Philip Jones, Head Football Coach at Brookwood HS, in this episode of the GAHSFBCHAT podcast w/ Smitty & Banks. Coach Jones provides insight into the coaching lineage of his family and their connection to the Brookwood program. Coach Jones also talks about the support that his program receives from the Brookwood community and how he tries to serve that community. Coach Jones closes by stressing the importance of building relationships and having proper communication. Follow Coach Jones on Twitter: @philipcj65
73 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
Episode 15 - Joshua Moore (B.E.S.T. Academy)
67 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
Episode 14 - Randy Jackson
Randy Jackson is the Head Football Coach for North Forney High School, in Forney, Texas. In this episode, Coach Jackson talks about the importance of building the proper culture within your program. Coach Jackson also discusses the importance of building leadership within your program and why it is more beneficial to have a "player led" team, than a "coach led" team.
59 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Episode 13 - Maurice Freeman (Brooks County HS)
Maurice Freeman is the Head Football Coach at Brooks County High School, in Quitman, GA. In this episode, Coach Freeman talks about his "why" and explains what it was like to return to home and become the Head Coach at his alma mater. Coach Freeman also discusses how he and his community handled tragedy and used it as rallying cry to come together. Freeman discusses the branding of his program and how the entire community has adopted the "Bring the Hammer" montra. He also provides advice for coaches returning to play and speaks about what he feels every coach and program should be focusing on.
40 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
Episode 13 - Kandice Pritchett Mitchell
Our guest for this episode of the Georgia High School Football Chat Podcast is Coach Kandice Pritchett Mitchell. Coach Mitchell is the Assistant Athletic Director for the Atlanta Public School System. Coach Mitchell talks about her role on the USA football Board of Directors, as well as her input on the rise of girls flag football in the state of Georgia. She also speaks about the role of parents in the recruiting process and how coaches can involve parents in the process.
37 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
Episode 12 - Corey Jarvis
In this episode of the GAHSFBCHAT Podcast with Smitty & Banks, we interview Lithia Springs Head Football Coach, Corey Jarvis. Jarvis describes differences between athletes and coaches in today's era, compared to 15 years ago. Coach Jarvis also discusses differences between high school football in South Georgia & the Metro Atlanta area.
60 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
Episode 11 - Shawn Elliott (Georgia State Univ.)
In this episode of the Georgia High School Football Chat Podcast, we talk about the current climate in the United States, following the murder of George Floyd. Our guest for this episode is Georgia State University Head Football Coach, Shawn Elliott. Coach Elliott talks about hosting the GHSA Football Championship games and the importance of repairing broken relationships with local high school coaches. Coach Elliott also explains why he found it necessary to speak out against injustices in the black community, when other coaches may have been hesitant to do so. @CoachSElliott
1 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
Episode 11 - Teaser
1 minutes | May 28, 2020
Episode 10 - Teaser
55 minutes | May 28, 2020
Episode 10 - Jeb Stewart
In this episode of the GAHSFBCHAT podcast, we talk to new Windsor Forest Head Football coach, Jeb Stewart. Coach Stewart talks about the often overlooked level of high school football in the Middle & Coastal Georgia areas. He also describes his why and speaks on being a caucasian coach in areas with primarily minority demographics and the impact that he works to have on his student-athletes. Coach Stewart also speaks about his leadership council and how he is teaching his kids valuable leadership skills.
48 minutes | May 22, 2020
Episode 9 - Johnny White
Our guest for this episode of the Georgia High School Football Chat Podcast, Johnny White, the head football coach at Douglas County High School, in Douglasville, GA. Coach White discusses his "why" and explains the role that others played in molding his passion for helping young people. Coach White also lends advice to young coaches aspring to become Head Coaches in the future. Johnny White - @CoathJTW
1 minutes | May 20, 2020
Episode 9 Teaser
34 minutes | May 15, 2020
Episode 8 - Rich Freeman
In this episode of the Georgia High School Footballl Chat Podcast with Smitty & Banks, we discuss different strategies being used by High School coaches for Thursday practices. Our guest for this week is Morehouse College Head Football Coach, Rich Freeman. Coach Freeman talks about the tradition of Morehouse College & the involvement of alumni with the progress of his program. Coach Freeman also talks about some of the challenges faced by smaller schools, like his, and offers a perspective on why schools like Morehouse are important in the landscape of college athletics. Freeman also talks about the influences in his life that helped him become the man that he is today & the development of young men in his program.
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