Youth Coaches Learn the Bearcat Way

Giving and teaching are a staple for Coach Dantonio and his staff. With many youth coaches learing the "Bearcat Way" Coach Dantonio and his staff are giving back to the greater Cincinnati area.

One thing I've learned about Coach Mark Dantonio and his staff is the amount they try to give back to the greater Cincinnati area. That was the case Thursday night as Bearcat coaches and players provided many youth coaches the chance to learn several techniques used to prepare the Bearcats for battles in the Big East.

From the start of practice several youth coaches took to the field and observed the Bearcats during the seventh day of spring practice. After practice was completed offensive coaches took their places with the help of several players. Youth coaches were allowed to choose what area they wanted to learn about and went to the Bearcat coach for that position. Not only were drills shown, but questions were answered to allow for more follow up and understanding.

    Youth Coaches look on

After the offense the defense took their turn. Just like their offensive counterparts the Bearcats defensive staff gave the many youth coaches an understanding of the work done with Bearcat defensive players.

From the look of things a couple of coaches were the hit of the evening. On defense Coach Tressel saw several coaches stay and ask questions. On offensive it was offensive line coaches Mark Staten and Dan Roushar that saw great interest.

Coach Roushar and Digger Bujnoch

Once finished, all the youth coaches were invited for dinner in the press box. The football talk continued in the press box as Bearcat coaches mingled with the youth coaches. A great time was had by all who came and if you're a youth football coach you missed a great chance to improve your skills.

To pull off such an event a team effort was needed. Coach Dantonio stressed how great a job Administrative Coordinator John Widecan did in putting together this great event.


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