Brad Gober, the head football coach at Beloit, was chosen as the Salina Regional Orthopedic Clinic Coach of the Month for September. Gober led the Trojans to a 32-22 record in five seasons as the head coach and last season led them to the 2A title game.
“In 2020 we began to really focus on our culture and how we could help them become the young men they could be,” Gober said. “From summer on, our program has had a tremendous amount of success on the field, and most importantly, off the field.”
Gober’s coaching philosophy has evolved while being at Beloit and that has to deal with the consistent change in personnel, due to being a small school.
“I think that at the high school level (especially small schools) you have to be able to adapt to the personnel you have,” Gober said. “I am not married to a particular offensive or defensive scheme because every season is different and the kids you have dictate what you can and can’t do.”
The culture Gober and his staff have implemented at Beloit has a process to get it where it is now.
“With regards to our culture, I think that it is vitally important that your program is a relationship centered program,” Gober said. “When you build relationships with kids and they see that you truly care about them, they will buy into your program. We really focus on developing the total rather than developing just football players.”