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Pennsylvania High School Setting Records With Pro-Style Offense and a Former NFL QB as Head Coach

Phil Stambaugh, head coach at Notre Dame High School (Green Pond in Bethlehem, PA), has always wanted to be a high school football head coach. Even during his days in the NFL and NFL Europe, Coach Stambaugh said he was “interning” for his future career of teaching teenagers the game.

Nearly 20 years after finishing his professional career, Stambaugh continues to utilize large chunks of his professional knowledge and playbooks to set offensive passing records while preparing his student-athletes for college football and life beyond the game.

In his ten years as a head coach at Notre Dame and Pius X (Roseto, Pennsylvania), Stambaugh’s teams have won over 73% of their games while breaking offensive records on a regular basis. This past season, Notre Dame finished 7-1 while averaging over 46 points per game. Offensively, the Crusaders averaged 459 yards (244 yards passing and 215 rushing) in total offense per contest.

Below, Stambaugh talks with High School Football America’s Jeff Fisher about how he adapts his professional offensive knowledge to the high school game.


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