Don Friday

August 14, 2011

Show 058


St. Francis (PA) head coach Don Friday is our featured guest in this edition of The Passing Game with Fletcher Arritt.  Friday, who is entering his third season with the Red Flash, started his collegiate coaching career at his alma mater, Lebanon Valley College as an assistant on Pat Flannery's staff.

After winning the 1994 NCAA D-III National Championship, Coach Friday joined Flannery in a move to Bucknell.  Friday was the top assistant at Bucknell for nine seasons and helped the Bison to two NCAA Tournament first-round victories (2005 vs. Kansas, and 2006 vs. Arkansas).

In 2003, Friday returned to the D-III ranks, but this time as the head coach at Lycoming College (PA).  Friday garnered a record of 83-49 in five seasons with the Warriors and was named the MAC Coach of the Year in 2007.

In the spring of 2008, Coach Friday was named the head coach at St. Francis College (PA).  His Red Flash program has shown steady improvement, going from 6 wins in 2009-10 to 9 wins in 2010-11.  He joins Coach Arritt and Brooks to talk about building a program, recruiting character, and playing Coach Arritt's teams at Bucknell.

Third Segment: Coach Arritt discusses the origins of his "Passing Game" offense and why it has worked for his program for over 40 years.


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