“We have twelve racks here and each rack is equipped with a barbell, additional barbell, and bands…and one of the main things I love to utilize is the landmine. We use these every day for rows, push press, we do side lunges, and a whole variety of things.”
Coach Howard Jackson begins Episode 2 of the Croc Show by providing a full facility tour of the weight room at Wagner High School in San Antonio, Texas, walking through the racks, PowerBlock stations, and Olympic lifting space.
Coach Jackson spent over seven years working at San Antonio Christian School as a coach for football, PE, and strength and conditioning. When the Judson Independent School District began hiring full time strength coaches, Coach Jackson took the opportunity to become Wagner High School’s first ever Head S&C Coach. Going into his second year in the public education sector, Coach Jackson uses this experience to share his insights about misconceptions regarding private schools versus public schools. The episode also focuses on the challenges and rewards of coaching, with Coach Jackson detailing specific ways to maintain a healthy work-life balance while being the best possible husband and father.
“You have to teach people how to treat you,” Coach Jackson says, discussing the importance of coaches having a mutual respect for each other’s time in a functioning program. “I wish I’d learned that at an earlier age.”
Video 1. Episode 2 of The Croc Show featuring Coach Howard Jackson.
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