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Sam Nichols serves as Managing Editor at X&O Labs. Since joining the team in 2012, Nichols has worked with over 100 coaches to write and publish their materials. He is the author of the popular No Huddle Research Report that was released in March 2013. In addition to his work at X&O Labs, Sam is entering his third year as wide receivers coach at Hope College in Holland, MI. Prior to joining the coaching staff at his alma mater, Sam enjoyed 10 years coaching in the high school ranks leading multiple teams to playoff appearances and coaching players like current Washington Redskin Kirk Cousins. Sam had a variety of writing and publishing experiences before he joined the X&O Labs team. Since 2006, he has published 8 articles in various football coaching journals, is featured in an instructional coaching DVD series, wrote a best-selling no huddle manual, and published a instructional book on running great youth football camps.
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Senior Research Manager
Mike Kuchar serves as co-founder and Senior Research Manager of X&O Labs. Kuchar has spent the last 15 years of his writing career researching and reporting on the newest trends and innovations in the game. His work has been featured in various national publications including ESPN Magazine, USA Today, and CBSports.com as well as coaching trade publications. Since starting X&O Labs, Kuchar has authored several special reports including the Zone Read Study, the Quarters Coverage Study and the 4-2-5 Defense Study. Aside from his journalistic pursuits, Kuchar has been a coach for 14 years, both at the high school and college level as a head coach and a defensive coordinator. Currently he is the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at New Providence High School in New Jersey.
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A Research Company for Football Coaches
X&O Labs’ Insiders, an exclusive membership-based website, delivers you in-depth reports on the trends, schemes, strategies and drills that are proven to maximize offensive, defensive and special teams production.
Over 8,000 coaches from the NFL, college and high school levels use the Insiders (a membership-based website) every week to improve their programs – and their careers.
X&O Labs’ Insiders releases over 200 new clinic reports, research reports, drill reports and special reports every year. And these are not just any reports, either. The Insiders’ reports feature specific topics and dig deeper than the general overview you find in other coaching resources – and that includes coaching clinics.
Where other coaching resources tell you “what coaches do”, X&O Labs’ Insiders reports go further and tell you the “why” behind the concept. With each report, you’ll get specifics like detailed coaching points, alignments, reads, installation steps, downloads -- everything you need to increase the production of your offense, defense or special teams.
Plus, these reports provide multiple coaches’ perspectives at solving the same problems and issues you face every day.
“The video within X&O Labs’ Insiders reports allow me to see inside the minds of great coaches and concepts.”
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But what makes X&O Labs’ Insiders reports truly powerful is the use of game film and tutorial video. As you read a report, you can now watch videos to see the concept or drill in real-game situations. This significantly increases your ability to bring these concepts back to your program.
Plus, only with X&O Labs’ Insiders reports will you get the opportunity to network with the coaches featured in these reports. It’s a great opportunity to further your career.
If you’re not an Insiders member, you’re missing out and falling behind those coaches who’ve already joined.
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