Welcome to Eight Laces

Preparing coaches to be hired for the job of their dreams, and providing coaches and Athletic Directors with dynamite resources to become even more successful in their fields.

Coach Reviews:

Chris Fore’s Building Championship-Caliber Football Programs should be on the bookshelf of everyone interested in high school football. It is for coaches, parents and fans at all levels. The content is an instant classic. It is insightful, poignant, humorous, thought provoking as well as a guide to success that transcends sport.
Harry Welch 3x California State Champion Head Football Coach, Head Football Coach, Santa Margarita Catholic High School http://www.smhs.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=151089&type=d&pREC_ID=288104
I just wanted to thank you for the resume advice. I updated my resume with the logos of previous schools at which I had previously coached. During a recent interview, the Head Football Coach mentioned my “attention to detail.” Less than a week later, I was offered the job. I am now the Varsity Defensive Backs Coach at Hinsdale South High School. Thank you for the great idea!
Scott Hansen Burr Ridge Illinois
Thank you again for all you do to help coaches.  I've been looking for something like the Outside The Lines Manual for a few years and look forward to having all those important documents/forms in one spot.
Coach Gill Defensive Coordinator, Siloam Springs High School, Arkansas
Wanted to give a S/O to @CoachFore. Big help already for a new guy looking for job advice. Much appreciated.
Coach Stealth @gamefilmguru (via Twitter)
This book is well researched and is a must for every coach’s library.  All coaches, regardless of their experience, can gain from its contents.  Leadership Lessons for Building Championship-Caliber Football Programs gives the reader the insight to build a championship team at any level of football.
Dan Dodd 26 year NCAA Football Coach (TCU, New Mexico, Tulane, Utah State, Western Illinois) http://www.tulanegreenwave.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/dodd_dan00.html

Meet Chris Fore

Chris Fore is a veteran Athletic Director and Head Football Coach from Southern California who specializes in the hiring process among the highly competitive athletic world. His consulting business, EightLaces, has been instrumental in helping coaches navigate the employment process. He counts former NFL players, collegiate coaches at all levels, and high school coaches from all sports as his clients. (One client landed a NCAA Division 2 Head Football Coach position this offseason!).

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