Nick Campbell has taken over the head football coach position at Corcoran High School. Campbell, who is a native of Sanger and a graduate of Sanger High School, began his football career at Reedley College where he was a two-year starter.
From Reedley he received a scholarship to West Virginia Tech and spent three years there after taking an injury red shirt his first year. He became a two-year starter at WVT and graduated with his bachelor’s degree. He also graduated from National University with his teaching credential and Master’s Degree in Education. Campbell will also teach PE at Corcoran High.
Prior to accepting the job at CHS, Campbell was the offensive coordinator at Madera High School for the last nine years.
He chose Corcoran for its small town feel, He heard of the community support and he hopes to become active in the community.
Campbell describes himself as a character coach.
“I coach for the kids. “I’m more concerned with their future. I want to use football to turn them into better adults,” Campbell commented. “I want to have a team of kids that I would call my own kids–respectful, good kids. I want them to go to college and be successful.”
Campbell’s plans for the summer football program is to possibly have a four-day a week program. He says he plans to run an offense that is familiar to the kids–a spread-style zone offense.
“I want to coach for the right reasons-not just for the win column only. I came from a small town background and got the opportunity to go to college. I want the kids to use their abilities as a tool to create opportunities. I want them to know they can use football to get their education,” Campbell noted.
He also added that he knows there is a deep tradition of success in Corcoran going back to Coach John Clark. He said Coach Rich Lane continued that tradition.
“I want the kids to have a successful season where they can have fun and look back and be proud,” Campbell added.
Campbell lives in Madera and will commute his first year as coach. His wife, Mara is a teacher at Chowchilla Elementary School and his seven-year old daughter also attends the school.