*This video aired first as a part of the 2018 Online Clinic*

Josh Hjorth  Head Coach Stevenson HS, IL

Josh Hjorth has been on Stevenson’s staff in one role or another since 2007. The Patriots went 99-35 during that period, won seven conference titles and qualified for the state playoffs each season. Stevenson won the Class 8A Illinois State championship in 2014. Before becoming the head coach Hjorth was the defensive coordinator for the always tough Patriots. Hjorth has built a reputation as one of the state’s best defensive coaches. In his seven seasons as coordinator, his teams averaged 16 points allowed per game. The Patriots’ 2014 Class 8A state title-winning team allowed 11.4 points per game.

This video is now only available on the Online Clinic!

D Line Fundamentals: No Matter the Size of Your Players

Don’t have prototype defensive linemen that are 6’3” 275 lbs? (Or bigger) Coach Josh Hjorth breaks it down and shows how to get the most out of your D line no matter what size they are. “We cannot lose the battle just because we are not as big”. This video is jam packed with philosophy, technique, drills, and his Sackmen mentality. Plenty of game footage demonstrates the effectiveness of Stevenson’s D line. Head coaches will want to get this video into their D line coaches hands!

Video Content Rating: Silver

45 minutes