Coach of the Month: Michael Behr (Lackawanna College)
What’s your playing and coaching background?
Played QB at Tamaqua Area High School. I’ve coached for over 23 years, including two years at Mt. Carmel Area High School, six years at Tamaqua Area High School, eight years at Pocono Mt. West High school, four years at Moravian College, and now four years at Lackawanna College.
Which coaches have been influential in your playing and coaching careers?
Dave “Whitey” Williams (Mt. Carmel), Jack Young (Athens), Jim McCarroll (Pocono Mt. West), Scott Dapp (Moravian College), Mark Duda (Lackawanna College), and Josh Pardini (Lackawanna College).
What’s your overall coaching philosophy?
I want to prepare my quarterbacks for the future. I want them to succeed in the classroom as well as on the field. Football will take you so far, but an education will last a lifetime.
What do you want college coaches to know about your program, your players, etc?
Lackawanna College is a JUCO program in Scranton, Pennsylvania. We are a successful football program that places players at the FBS / FCS / D2 level on a yearly basis. Lackawanna is a two year school that produces a student-athlete with a great academic foundation as well as becoming an elite football player.
What should student-athletes focus on to help themselves get successfully recruited by colleges?
Make sure your courses meet the academic standards that are needed for the different levels of competition. Also, understand at which level a student-athlete should compete.
How has college recruiting changed with the development of technology?
There is constant contact between players and coaches. Student-athletes are always being watched with how they portray themselves on social media. Someone is always watching.