The twelfth annual Golden Triangle Coaches Clinic this past weekend definitely lived up to its theme. Put on by clinic director Toby Foreman from West Orange-Stark High School , the event featured some local football coaches as well as TCU’s Tony Tademy and UT’s Major Applewhite. Both coaches prepared teams who played in BCS bowl games this year.

The clinic kicked off on Thursday evening with Port Neches-Groves coach Brandon Faircloth who talked about PN-G’s football program. That evening, the coaches were treated to a social hosted by Chad Butler from Balfour and Texas Letterman.
Although the weather was bad Friday morning, many traveled out to hear TCU’s Tademy talk about the defensive “4-2-5 concepts and linebackers.” Coach Gerald Broussard from University of Louisiana in Lafayette then spoke on his team’s “ULL D-Line Play.” Roger Hinshaw from Lamar ended the morning session with his presentation over “Lamar Defense.”

Applewhite from University of Texas Longhorns opened the afternoon session discussing the “UT offense” followed by Barry Norton from Texas High who talked on the “Texas High Multi-Formation Offense.” West Brook’s Craig Stump finished out the afternoon discussing “Bruin Spread Offense.” The evening ended with a crawfish boil for the coaches at Munro’s.

The clinic finished up on Saturday with Coach Rusty Phelps from Jennings speaking on the veer offense and Central’s Coach Andrew Washington talking on the Jaguar defense.

According to Foreman, the attendance doubled since last year. Over 150 coaches, most of them local, registered and attended the clinic that was held in mid-county at the Holiday Inn on Jimmy Johnson Blvd.

“Putting on the clinic is good for the schools and coaches in our area as well as the businesses around it,” Foreman said. “We plan on continuing to improve the clinic and grow every year with both the Golden Triangle coaching clinic and the SETX Coaches Association.”

About 20 local and national businesses and vendors helped sponsor the successful event.

“I would like to thank all of the people that sponsored us and helped us put on this clinic,” Foreman said. “Without them, it would not have been possible.”