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The Manny Matsakis Show
37 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 13: George Matsakis (University of North Texas)
Manny sat down with his brother, George Matsakis (University of North Texas), at the AFCA Conference in Nashville. They discuss George's career path and how he got into Football Operations. For coaches wondering about what goes into the administrative side of running a football program, this episode will definitely open your eyes to some of the things that goes into it.
9 minutes | 5 months ago
Inside Access: Reading is Fundamental for Leadership
61 minutes | 5 months ago
Special Report: The State of Football in America!
The Covid-19 Pandemic has taken a strong hold on our country, and football in the fall is slowly slipping away from a lot of different areas and leagues. On this episode, Manny sits down with Lynn Groll of Black Swamp Football, and Jerry Buti, the Athletic Director at Defiance High School. They discuss what is currently happening in Northwest Ohio at all levels of football, as well as around the country. A great listen to stay up to date on what's happening with fall football, as well as getting an inside perspective on how different places are dealing with the pandemic.
11 minutes | 5 months ago
Inside Access: The Unfair Advantage of Aging
55 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 12: Dale Carlson (Program Creator)
Dale Carlson spoke with Manny at the 2020 AFCA Convention in Nashville about his career in college football. The former Head Coach at Tri-State (now Trine University), Ohio Dominican, and Valparaiso, Dale discusses what it's like starting programs from scratch and also walking into some different situations. This interview is a great listen for anyone wanting to know more about what goes into creating a successful program, and how to avoid some mistakes along the way.
7 minutes | 5 months ago
Inside Access: Creating and Sustaining Rapid Growth
49 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 11: Dan Connor (Widener University)
Manny sat down with Dan Connor (Widener University) at the AFCA Convention for this episode of the podcast. Former NFL Linebacker and Penn State Nittany Lion, Dan currently is the Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers coach for the Pride. Manny and Dan discuss his experience as a player, how he got into coaching, his philosophy for coaching LB's, and much more. A great listen for any coach interested in hearing about a different path into coaching.
12 minutes | 5 months ago
Inside Access: How to Create Your Vision
Manny sits down and discusses how he approaches creating his visions and ideas. He's been applying these steps to his coaching career since back in 1994 when you began American Football Monthly. Get an inside look at how Manny has created success throughout his career.
48 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 10: Bill Bedenbaugh (University of Oklahoma)
On this episode of the show, Manny has a great interview with Bill Bedenbaugh, the Offensive Line Coach and Co-Offensive Coordinator at the University of Oklahoma. They discuss Bill's experience and growth throughout his career, as well as coaching the offensive line position. Everything from recruiting, developing players, and running the offensive line room, get ready to learn some great stuff from Manny and Bill!
15 minutes | 5 months ago
Inside Access: Develop Your Chemistry Set Mindset
On this Inside Access, Manny discusses the Chemistry Set Mindset that has helped him during his career. He explains the origins of his use of this mindset at Emporia State, while expanding on how, why, and when you should implement this way of thinking. A very informative look into the thought process Manny has used in developing some of his offensive schemes throughout the years.
47 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 9: Jason Phillips (Utah State)
This episode, Manny sits down with Jason Phillips from Utah State. The two were able to catch up at the 2020 AFCA Convention and discuss a number of topics. Learn more about Jason Phillips' background, some of the memories him and Manny have shared together, as well as some great Run and Shoot insight.
14 minutes | 6 months ago
Inside Access: Win On the Field and Optimize Your Life
92 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 8: "Coaching Team Defense" By Fritz Shurmur
On this episode of The Manny Matsakis Show, Jovon Johnson (Def. Coordinator, Defiance College) joins Manny for an Analysis and Application review on "Coaching Team Defense" by Fritz Shurmur. They discuss a number of things covered throughout the book, including discipline and physicality on the field, defending the run and pass, and practice organization and preparation. Manny and Jovon take a deep dive into the book by one of football's great minds, and there is much to learn from their discussion.
48 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 7: Sarah Hogan (Atlanta Falcons)
During the 2020 AFCA Convention, Manny sat down with Sarah Hogan (formerly Gigantino) to catch up and discuss her success in the football world. The daughter of Episode 5 guest Greg Gigantino, Sarah has known Manny for quite some time. Currently she is the Head Coach Operations Coordinator on the Atlanta Falcons, and she explains to Manny what that job entails while also reliving some great experiences from her career. A great listen for anyone looking to learn more about the administrative side of a football organization!
88 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 6: "The Warrior Diet" By Ori Hofmekler
In this episode of The Manny Matsakis Show, Manny shares the studio with Matt Wehrhahn and Noah Pistory for an analysis and application discussion on "The Warrior Diet", a book by Ori Hofmekler. They discuss dieting, lifestyle choices, and exercising while living as a football coach. Get ready learn more about how living a "Warrior" lifestyle can help change the way you look and feel!
52 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 5: Greg Gigantino (Hofstra University)
On this episode, Manny Matsakis brings on former Hofstra University Defensive Coordinator Greg Gigantino. They discuss a number of football topics, as well as their memories of coaching together at Hofstra University.
50 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 4: "The Miracle Morning" By Hal Elrod
On this fourth episode of The Manny Matsakis Show, Manny discusses "The Miracle Morning" by Hal Elrod. Providing many guidelines and perspectives on how Hal Elrod sets up a secret formula on getting successful work done before 8am hits. Listen and enjoy all of Coach Matsakis’s advice on how to win on the field and to optimize your life with "The Miracle Morning".
54 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 3: A.J. Smith (Houston Roughnecks, XFL)
The third episode of The Manny Matsakis Show features an interview with A.J. Smith, the receiver coach of the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks. This show was recorded in the spring of 2019 before A.J. was on June Jone’s staff in Houston. Topics in this show range from virtual reality coaching of quarterbacks, to the various influences of Coach Smith’s career and ultimately to some discussion of the Run and Shoot offense.
129 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 2: "Do the Work" By Steven Pressfield
The second episode of The Manny Matsakis Show takes a deep dive into Steven Pressfield’s book, “Do the Work.” Manny’s co-host is Matt Wehrhahn, the linebacker’s coach at Defiance College, and together, they work through an analysis and application of this book. “Do the Work” shows you how to complete any type of project from the perspective of writing a book. The insights listeners can apply are profound and worthy of this outstanding read.
28 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 1: Manny Matsakis (Pilot Episode)
This pilot episode of The Manny Matsakis Show kicks off with guest and interviewer Lynn Groll. Lynn is the publisher of Black Swamp Football Magazine and current blogger for https://blackswampfootball.com/. Lynn interviews Coach Matsakis regarding his career as a successful football coach, blogger, and entrepreneur. Together they delve into topics of Manny’s influences from hall-of-fame coaches to what he plans to create in future shows on this podcast.
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