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"Holding the Edge" features football coaches talking about philosophy, game planning, Xs and Os, offseason programs. It is a a forum to learn more about these coaches, their vision, and their practices. Our goal is to provide multiple coaches’ perspectives at tackling challenges you see in your own program.

The Holding The Edge podcast is sponsored by DC1.  To learn more about DC1 please go to www.defensivecoordinator1.com

Apr 29, 2019

Coach Jerry Gordon is currently the DC at Nauset Regional High School located in Eastham, MA.  Gordon started his football career as a walk-on at University of Massachusetts in 1979. He went on to become a 3-year starter on the offensive line, earning a full scholarship and becoming one of the only few players in...


Mar 7, 2019

Coach Kurt Hines has been coaching high school football for over 20 years.  He has coached on both the east and west coast.  He was the Head Coach at Bedford High School in New Hampshire.  He led Bedford to the New Hampshire State Finals in three different divisions over a four-year period. In 2012 he earned Coach of...


Feb 9, 2019

Mike Kuchar serves as co-founder and Senior Research Manager of X&O Labs. Kuchar has spent the last 15 years of his writing career researching and reporting on the newest trends and innovations in the game. His work has been featured in various national publications including ESPN Magazine, USA Today, and CBSports.com...


Feb 1, 2019

Chris Vaughn joined the Dallas Cowboys in 2017 as the team’s southeast area scout. Vaughn comes to the Cowboys personnel department with 18 years of collegiate coaching experience, most recently spending two seasons at the University of Texas. At UT, Vaughn coached DBs (2014-15) while also serving as the school’s...


Jan 5, 2019

Coach MacPherson is currently the Head Football Coach at Orange Park High School in Orange Park, FL.  He has been a Head High School Football Coach in Florida for 19 years.  He started as a Graduate Assistant at St. Johns University in New York after starting there for 4 years at WR. In 2013 he launched his own YouTube...