Podcast: Coach Ken Dabbs, one of America’s first-ever college football recruiting coordinators, talks recruiting Earl Campbell

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While all of my interviews for my book High School Football in Texas: Amazing Football Stories From the Greatest Players of Texas were special, the five hours I spent talking with Ken Dabbs rank near the top. Coach Dabbs became the nation’s second-ever recruiting coordinator when Darrell Royal hired him as the first-ever at the University of Texas.

On this edition of the High School Football America 2-Minute Drill podcast, I talk with the legendary coach who is known as the man that brought Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell to Austin.

2 Minute Drill Podcast with Coach Ken Dabbs

Dabbs, who is in his 80’s, has his fingerprints all over football in Texas from both the recruiting and coaching aspect. His coaching career began at Sweeny High School. He moved on to Irving High before he was called on to start the football program at Westlake High.

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Here are other bonus interviews for my book that I’ve released already:

Raymond Berry

Earl Campbell

Andy Dalton

Eric Dickerson

Todd Dodge

“Mean Joe” Greene

Ken Houston

Craig James

Don Maynard

Jerry Sisemore

Lovie Smith

Gene Stallings

LaDainian Tomlinson

Elmo Wright

About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.