Years ago, I was fortunate to have come across a great football mind on jerry Campbell’s forum. I was a high school coach at the time and I was developing my systems, and Bill was kind enough to respond to my emails, take my phone calls, and send me materials. You can find coaching points from him on almost any offensive topic on Jerry Campbell’s football forum. He’s one of the many great coaches willing to share his knowledge with others. Coaches like Bill Mountjoy have inspired me to write about and share what I have learned about football and coaching with others.
Here is a biography on this legendary coach:
Has 33 years of High School football coaching in Virginia – most of it as Head Football Coach at 6 different High Schools (including 6A state power Deep Creek HS in Chesapeake, Va, from 1982 thru 1986). Four of his former High School players played in the NFL, including “Parade All-American” James Farrior (2005 All-Pro Lber with the Steelers), AND “Parade All-American” Darren Perry (9 year starter at Free Safety for the Steelers, & now the Packers Secondary Coach).
Won the 1971 VAAC Private School State Championship at Huguenot Academy.
Coached 5 years on the college level (including Offensive Assistant at Division III National Champion Randolph-Macon College from 1968 to 1971) and Passing Game Coordinator at CIAA Div. II Virginia Union University in 1995 & 1996). One of his former College players played in the NFL.
Coached 1 year of Semi-Pro football with the Richmond Ravens. During the 1987 strike – the team sent 9 players to the Redskins (including starting QB Tony Robinson) – who helped the Skins go 4-0 during the strike – including a win over the Cowboys’ regulars!
Coach Bill Mountjoy is a Life Member of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), and has authored articles on football for Scholastic Coach, Texas Coach, Coach & Athlete, Gridiron Strategies, etc. He has spoken at many Clinics, including the 2006 & 2007 Mega Clinics.
I emailed coach and asked him if I could share some of his information with my readers. not only did he give me permission, he sent me more material. I will be sharing some of Coach Mountjoy’s materials over the next several weeks. Hopefully these provide you with something you can use as you prepare for the season.
The first is an article which appeared in Scholastic Coach in 1987. At the time Coach Mountjoy was coaching at Caroline High School in Milford, Virginia.
“The One-Back Formation: You Can Run From It! You Can Pass From It!”