Gruden to Highlight Nebraska Spring Coaches Clinic
The Nebraska Spring Coaches Clinic will be highlighted by an appearance from Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Jon Gruden, one of three coaches with NFL head coaching experience who will be featured at the clinic, set for April 7 and 8 in
Gruden’s appearance as the featured speaker will mark the second consecutive year a Super Bowl Champion coach will serve as the featured speaker at the Spring Coaches Clinic. In 2005, Dick Vermeil, then the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs came to
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Gruden recently completed his fourth season as the head coach of the Buccaneers and his eighth season as an NFL head coach. Gruden has compiled a 38-30 record with
One of only eight active coaches with a Super Bowl title to his credit, the 42-year-old Gruden is one of just three NFL coaches since 1966 to win 40 games before their 40th birthday. He is also just the third head coach in NFL history to lead a different franchise to playoff appearances in consecutive seasons, joining Mike Holmgren and Tony Dungy.
Gruden has a long relationship with Callahan, who succeeded Gruden as the Raiders’ head coach in 2002. The two worked together for three seasons (1995-97) on the Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff, before Gruden was named head coach of the Raiders before the 1998 season. Callahan served as the Raiders’ offensive coordinator for each of Gruden’s four seasons with the franchise. During the four seasons they spent together in
“It is a great honor to have Jon Gruden included in the tradition of the Nebraska Coaches Clinic,” Callahan said. “Jon is truly one of the most knowledgeable and dynamic head coaches in the National Football League. I know that he will provide the coaches with great insight and information about modern football.”
Gansz was the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1987 and 1988, and was also a long-time NFL assistant coach. In addition to his time as head coach, Gansz is also widely recognized as one of the best and most influential special teams coaches in NFL history. Gansz capped his career as the special teams coach of the St. Louis Rams, serving on Vermeil’s staff and helping the Rams to a Super Bowl title in 1999.
McBride served as an assistant coach at
After a welcome from Coach Callahan on Friday morning, two outstanding high school coaches will be next up on the clinic agenda. King has built an outstanding program at
Ralph is the head coach at
In addition to top-notch instruction from standout coaches from several levels, coaches in attendance at the clinic will have the opportunity to attend closed
All sessions of this year’s clinic will be held in