NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State University football program hosted its 2018 Coaching Clinic at the Floyd Payne Student Center this Friday in the Forum.
The clinic invited high school coaches to learn from the staff of Division I collegiate football coaches from TSU, Ole Miss and Middle Tennessee.
"I think the importance of having clinics like this is because it's good for both parties," said head coach Rod Reed. "It's great for us to be able to reach out to the high school coaches here in the metro area to be able to come in and show the talents of not only our coaches, but other college coaches in the area. It's been a great day for us, and hopefully we can continue this."
Tennessee State coaches presented on topics such as the fundamentals of wide receiver play and the offensive philosophy of playing multiple.
Recruiting coordinators Maurice Harris of Ole Miss and Steve Ellis of MTSU shared their knowledge on how to use the running game to set up the passing game and how to develop a football player, respectively.
"Having another recruiting coordinator here, especially from Middle Tennessee, gives me an opportunity to learn other styles and tactics that coordinators are using, so that I can then implement to try and attract kids to our university," said recruiting coordinator and running backs coach Kevin Mashack. "Middle and TSU kind of recruit the same kids. So, if [Steve Ellis] is willing to give up some of those ideas, secrets and tactics I think that's best for me as a coordinator because I can then help disseminate those to the rest of our staff."