Who are you and what’s your coaching background?
I’m Steve Tonks and started coaching in 2011 after my son Matt signed up to play for the Revolution. Initially I started coaching DB’s and in 2012 I also took on the task of special teams co-ordinator which is a great role to have to get to know all of the players. After a difficult 2015 season, I took on the HC role and I am now in my second season.
How did you get into coaching American Football?
As an ‘enthusiastic dad’ to start with. I drove Matt to and from training, stayed at the sessions and helped out and was welcomed by Coach Dave Reid and the players. I did the chain crew and water boy jobs initially and slowly became part of the team. I have followed football for a long time so it gave me the chance to participate rather than just spectate.
Who’s your coaching hero?
What’s your coaching dream?
To coach the Browns to a winning season…….well, you did say dream!
What’s the single most important quality for a British American Football coach, in your opinion?
The ability to inspire your fellow coaches and the team
And now the quick fire round! Answer as quickly as possible, we trust you to be honest 😉
Please select one option or the other:
Red ☐ Blue ☒
Cats ☒ Dogs ☐
Offence ☐ Defence ☒
Bacon ☒ Cheese ☐
Blitz ☐ Coverage ☒
Star Wars ☐ Star Trek ☒
Punt ☒ Go for it ☐
Rachel ☒ Monica ☐
Run ☐ Pass ☒
Hot Dog ☐ Burger ☒
Brawn ☐ Brains ☒
Peyton ☐ Eli ☒
Dodge ‘em ☒ Truck ‘em ☐
Classless winner ☐ Classy loser ☒
1 point ☒ 2 points ☐
Squat ☒ Bench ☐
Fast ☒ Strong ☐
Thanks again, and best of luck on Sunday!