The AHSAA Summer Football Clinic returns for 2021 and will feature college speakers who will be familiar to most state football coaches. The majority of them coach here or have ties to the state of Alabama. The summer clinic will be held at the Renaissance Convention Center in Montgomery.
The clinic will begin Wednesday morning, July 21st at 8:00 am and run through Thursday afternoon, July 22nd. The football rules clinic, required for all head football coaches at the varsity and JV level will begin at 2:45 pm on Thursday.
Most of the clinic will feature two speakers going in separate rooms to handle the overflow of coaches expected to attend.
Coach Bryan Harsin of Auburn University will open the clinic at 9:00 AM Wednesday. His defensive line coach Nick Eason will follow at 10:00 AM. Also at 10:00 AM, Major Applewhite, the offensive coordinator at South Alabama will speak for the offensive coaches. The rest of the day will include Brian Blackmon, special teams coordinator at Central Florida and former head coach at Opelika, Corey Batoon, the DC at South Alabama, and Brent Key, the run game coordinator and assistant head coach at Georgia Tech. Key was the offensive line coach at Alabama for three seasons.
Jeff Phelps, the defensive line coach at Mississippi State, and Coleman Hutzler, special teams coordinator at Ole Miss will open the clinic at 8:00 AM on Thursday. Jay Valai, cornerbacks coach at Alabama and Eric Mele, running backs coach at Mississippi State will follow at 9:00 AM. Chris Partridge, co defensive coordinator at Ole Miss and Bill O'Brien, the new OC at Alabama will speak at 10:00 AM. Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins and UAB Coach Bill Clark will finish up the clinic schedule later on Thursday.
Make plans with your staff to attend the 2021 AHSAA Summer Conference and Coaching School.