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Hosted by Manny, episodes of this podcast cover a variety of topics. From interviews with football professionals, to the analysis and application of knowledge gained from different books, Manny discusses topics as they relate to American Football.

The Manny Matsakis Show encourages coaches and football enthusiasts to listen and gain knowledge that will help you Win on the Field and Optimize your Life!

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Episode 3: AJ 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.

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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.

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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 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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Coach Matsakis is very detailed and meticulous about what he does. He’s well organized, and he has a flair for doing things that are unique. He’s an innovator that motivates his players and I think that’s beneficial in college football today.

Bill Snyder Former Kansas State Head Coach
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Manny Matsakis had been the head coach at Emporia State in Kansas and started the magazine American Football Quarterly. I hired him as my assistant head coach and special teams coordinator. Manny is someone I relied on to help me build the program in Lubbock. He is very organized and can wear numerous hats administratively while coaching our players at a high level.

Mike Leach Mississippi State Head Coach
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I first met Manny Matsakis in 1988 and found him to be one of the most intriguing and innovative thinkers that had ever been introduced to me. I continue that belief as I have traveled a path with him through his inception of American Football Quarterly (now Monthly) magazine and AFQ University clinics, to our parallel head coaching experiences to Manny serving as my offensive coordinator in the Canadian Football League and here at Widener University. He takes a sensible approach born from the extensive study of the history of offense with insight to inherent weaknesses of the defense and eliminates the clutter of preparation to efficiently manage the time of his staff and his life.

Mike Kelly Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers Head Coach
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Hi, I'm Manny Matsakis.

If you’re tired of the “grind” and wondering if there’s more to coaching than working yourself to a nub for the sake of potential victories; then you’ve come to the right place. 

Together with my team, I help overwhelmed high achieving football coaches to win on the field, optimize their life, and lead with confidence. I like to think I’ve grown through that process myself and will continue to do so! 

Formerly the Founder and CEO of American Football Monthly, I’m also the Head Football Coach of The Defiance College Yellow Jackets in Ohio. But my favorite wins are at home – my marriage to my wife, Elizabeth, two sons (Michael & Eli), my daughter (Meredith) and the best vital health and energy of my life, to name a few. 

Through courses that help you win on and off the field (Propel Yourself Blueprint and Triple Shoot Online), podcast episodes (The Manny Matsakis Show), plus this blog and YouTube channel (MannyTV)  – we’re creating a transformation for the overworked football coach. Every day, I see football coaches trade burnout for optimization, the grind for balance. I hope you’ll join me on this journey.

Manny with Quarterback Michael Bishop (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

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