Manny Matsakis

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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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Coaching Conversations Vol. 5

Coach Darrin Hicks has been a journeyman football coach that has worked at Division III, Division II & FCS levels. He’s been building a program in Weirton, West Virginia in a very creative manner at Weirton Madonna High School.

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Coaching Conversations Vol. 4

At only 38 years old, Shawn Liotta is heading into his 19th season of coaching football and this year he’s finally home as the head coach of Burrell High School. Coach Liotta has had tremendous success at every stop along the way utilizing his brand of offense, No Huddle No Mercy. In this episode we delve into his career and insights from coaching at the high school, college and professional levels.

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Coaching Conversations Vol. 3

Here’s the latest episode of the show that features an interview with Coach Donnie Kiefer of Green Sea Floyds High School near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coach Kiefer has one of the most unique backgrounds I have ever seen in a football coach, as he is a former world record holding power-lifter!

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Coaching Conversations Vol. 2

In our second episode, I introduce you to the foremost authority on training specialists in football, The Kick Doctor – Paul Assad. Paul is a highly regarded football coach who has the uncanny ability to make the complex task simple for punters, kickers and long snappers.

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Coaching Conversations Vol. 1

Today my special guest is the Head Football Coach at Arlington Seguin High School in Texas, Joe Gordon. I have known Joe for quite a while and have always been impressed with his people skills as well as his ability to get the most out of his players.

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Power Up Your Workday

Tim Ferriss’ book, Tribe of Mentors, got me to thinking about how successful people get their day going with morning rituals. In his book, he interviews all types of successful people and asks each of them questions regarding their life. One of these questions is, How do you start your morning?

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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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