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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.

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Episode 6: “The Warrior Diet” By Ori Hofmekler

In this episode of The Manny Matsakis Show, Manny shares the studio with Matt Wehrhahn and Noah Pistory for an analysis and application discussion on “The Warrior Diet”, a book by Ori Hofmekler. They discuss dieting, lifestyle choices, and exercising while living as a football coach. Get ready learn more about how living a “Warrior” lifestyle can help change the way you look and feel!

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The Manny Matsakis Show: Episode 5

See the podcast on video! On this episode, Manny Matsakis brings on former Hofstra University Defensive Coordinator Greg Gigantino. They discuss a number of football topics, as well as their memories of coaching together at Hofstra University.

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Inside Access: Getting Your First Coordinator Job

After speaking with Greg Gigantino in Episode 5 of The Manny Matsakis Show, Manny wanted to elaborate more on some of the memories he has from his days at Hofstra University and how his first stint as an offensive coordinator went. Lynn Groll joins him to ask some great questions and help listeners learn more about how Manny’s time at Hofstra impacted his coaching style and career.

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The Manny Matsakis Show: Episode 4

See the Podcast on video! On this fourth episode of The Manny Matsakis Show, Manny discusses “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod. Providing many guidelines and perspectives on how Hal Elrod sets up a secret formula on getting successful work done before 8am hits.

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Inside Access: Avgolemono Soup in Mom’s Kitchen

They say when you have lemons, make lemonade. But, when you’re home and in a Karpathian-Greek kitchen, we make Avgolemono Soup. Traditionally, this soup recipe requires chicken and rice; however, on my mother’s island in the Aegean, they prefer a velvety smooth version with orzo pasta instead of rice.

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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

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

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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