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TEAM CLINIC
A Kick Return System
Bernie Anderson, Head Coach
An overview of special teams philosophy, NMUís kick return system, and off-season drills.
 
Man-to-Man Teaching Progression
Chadd Braine, Def. Coordinator
An overview of defensive back fundamentals with an emphasis on bump and cushion coverage.
 
Playing on the Offensive Line
Jeff Duvendeck, Off. Coordinator
Covers the characteristics and fundamentals demanded of NMU offensive lineman.
 
Coaching Running Backs
Eric Duchaj, RB Coach
An Overview of the basic techniques and drills used to develop running backs.
 
The NMU Outside Linebacker
Matt Bush, OLB Coach
An overview of outside linebacker play, including how to take on blocks, tackle and rush the passer.
 
NMU Defensive Line Play: A 5-Point Progression
Ethan Jeros, D Line Coach
Covers the five-point progression designed to stop the run and rush the passer.
 
The Words of a Champion Part I
Tom Wender, Linebackers Coach
MHSFCA Hall of Fame coach discusses building a successful program and how to change a losing attitude.
 
The Words of a Champion Part II
Tom Wender, Linebackers Coach
MHSFCA Hall of Fame coach discusses responsibility of the head coach and gives advice to young coaches.
 
Turning Adversity Into Opportunity
Bernie Anderson, Head Coach
Coach Anderson discusses how to turn adversity into opportunity, and the three questions that are the foundation of the NMU program.
 
Coaching Quarterbacks
Dan Mettlach, Quarterbacks Coach
An Overview of the basic techniques and drills used to develop quarterbacks.
 
Linebacker Drops in the Traditional 3-Deep Zone
Chadd Braine, Def. Coordinator
An overview of linebacker play in the 3-deep zone including adjustments to one-back sets and trips.
 
NMU Football Championship Manual: Part I
NMU Football Staff
Provides guidelines for success on and off the field. Covers Academics, Body Maintenance and Character/Attitude.
 
NMU Football Championship Manual: Part II
NMU Football Staff
Provides guidelines for success on and off the field. Covers Speed/Strength/Football Skills and Knowledge of the Game.
 
The Equipment Manager
John Tessaro, Equip. Manager
How the role of the equipment manager has changed, and how it impacts the team.
 
Coach/Athletic Trainer Relationship
Kris Rowe, ATC
Discusses the dynamics of the coach/athletic trainer relationship.
 
Hydration
Kris Rowe, ATC
Discusses the importance of hydration and important strategies regarding proper hydration.
 
Updated: Jun 20, 2010, 7:31 PM ET

Bernie Anderson
Head Coach, Northern Michigan University

It was a homecoming for Bernie Anderson when he was named Northern Michigan Universityís head coach prior to the 2006 season.

Anderson, a graduate of NMU, was an All-American wrestler for the Wildcats during the 1970s after an outstanding athletic career at nearby Ishpeming High School.

Anderson became the Wildcats 20th coach in 103 years of football after leading arch-rival Michigan Technological University the previous 19 years (1987-05). He is MTUís all-time winningest gridiron mentor.

Anderson led the MTU Huskies to their first-ever NCAA playoff tournament in 2004, and his 1999 and 2004 squads both completed the season rated in NCAA Division II top 10 rankings.

In 2004 he was named the GLIAC Coach of the Year after leading MTU to itís first ever conference championship (9-1), and was named by his coaching peers as the AFCA Division II Region 3 Coach of the Year.

As a prep athlete, Anderson was a standout in football, track and wrestling. He was a three-time Upper Peninsula State wrestling champion with a 78-5-1 overall record. He was also a two-time all-conference football player.

As an NMU collegian, Anderson earned NCAA All-America honors as a Wildcat wrestler in the 132-pound weight division in 1976. He was 72-30-2 during his four-year career. He graduated in 1978 with a bachelorís degree in secondary education. In 1984, he completed a masterís degree at NMU.

After earning his undergraduate degree, Anderson began a teaching career at IHS where he served as defensive coordinator on the 1979 Michigan State High School championship football team (11-1).

He was later named the head coach at Three Lakes (Wis.) H.S. where he posted a 25-8 mark. His 1982 squad went 13-1 and was the Wisconsin State playoff runner-up.

Anderson began his collegiate coaching career in 1983 as an assistant at Western Michigan University. In 1984, he joined the MTU staff. Three years later, he was named the Huskiesí head coach.

Anderson and his wife Vikki have five children: Brook Spindler (husband Brad), Brad (a running back for the Wildcats), Vanessa, Benjamin and Bailey. Vikki attended and played basketball at NMU.

Articles by Bernie Anderson:
A Kick Return System
Turning Adversity Into Opportunity


Biography courtesy of Northern Michigan University.

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