Nick Bandstra

Any of you coaches out there coaching at a small school or have at one time? With a lot of 2 way players sometimes you’ve got to be basic. Nicholas Bandstra, Defensive Coordinator, Elgin High School in Marion, Ohio is in that situation now. He is a young coach who is eager to learn and is already making adjustments to his defense. Elgin had not had a winning season since 2005 and in 2016 went 0-10. In 2017 Bandstra switched to the 4-4 Cover 3 and went 7-3. Quite a turnaround and although there were several factors for the improvement, the switch to the 4-4 was a big part. Click here to see the video.


Listen To The Sneak Peek Podcast!

Coach wanted to simplify things in 2017 and his highlights in this video include:

Field/Boundary Defense

  • Anchor, Tackle, Sam, Spur, Field Corner To Field
  • End, Nose, Mike, Will, Boundary Corner To Boundary
  • Free Safety Is Adjuster              

1 Front


2 Coverages

  • 95% Cover 3
  • 5% Inverted Cover 2

Simple Blitz Package

Simple number system for blitzing.


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Coach L. Albaugh      DBLITY

Coach Albaugh coached high school football in Illinois for 28 years. During that time he coached at every level and on both sides of the ball. He was the offensive and defensive line coach for four undefeated teams and was a defensive coordinator in his last 11 years, twice reaching the semi finals of the Illinois state playoffs.