SMU’s Van Malone on Head Coaching Aspirations

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Tai Brown visits with Van Malone, Defensive Coordinator at Southern Methodist University, to discuss the process of preparing to interview for a head coaching position. Coach Malone, completing his third year as a DC, talks about educating himself on the nuances of leadership from an assistant coach’s perspective, and how things change as one moves up the ladder.

Van Malone | Defensive Coordinator | Southern Methodist University

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