Richard Coles

  Richard Coles



  • B.A. in history and physical education, Coe College
  • M.A. in physical education, University of Northern Iowa


Current Courses Taught

  • Kinesiology
  • Motor Learning
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Senior Seminar
  • Sport Psychology
  • Theories of Coaching
  • Various activity classes and methods classes


Chair of the Division III Assistant Coaches Committee of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA)



Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Thoughts On Offensive Line Play In Triple Option Football, Point After II, September 2011
  • Midline Triple Option, Point After II, December 2007
  • Midline Option vs. Various Fronts, Point After II, 2006
  • Extra Point-Field Goal, The Neglected Special Team, Point After II, 2006
  • Drive Block Teaching Progressiion, Point After II, 2005
  • Teaching Progression for Pass Protection, American Football Coaches Association, Summer 2003
  • Pass Protection Teaching Progression, Point After II, 2003
  • Special Teams Practice Organization, Point After II, 2001
  • Attacking Fronts with the “Slotbone” Triple Option, Point After II, 1996
  • “Slotbone” Triple Option at Lawrence University, Point After II, 1994
  • Option Mis-Direction Fullback Trap, Scholastic Coach, June 1989
  • Coe College Summer Strength Training for Football, NSCA Journal, May 1986




Areas of Interest

  • Kinesiology and motor learning
  • Exercise physiology