Nevada special teams coordinator Thomas Sheffield joined us Tuesday afternoon to talk some special teams.

Sheffield, who has previous coaching stops at Arkansas-Pine Bluff (FCS), North Texas, Mary Hardin-Baylor (D-III – TX) and Sam Houston State (FCS – TX) shares thoughts on how to create a unique culture within your special teams meetings as well as some advice on progressing in the coaching profession.

Here are a few great nuggets I picked up from Sheffield’s talk.

  • Why you should consider assigning coaches to assist specific special teams positions
  • How harnessing a Who Wants to be a Millionaire approach in team meetings can be a huge advantage
  • Why you should consider doing a couple full speed reps alongside your guys in-practice
  • How asking his players for feedback has contributed to his growth as a coach and coordinator
  • Some of the most humbling moments during his time as a special teams coordinator
  • Why sacrificing your ego is paramount if you want to climb the coaching ladder

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Check out coach Sheff’s full presentation below.

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