My goal is to figure out the tips and tricks of professional football players and also to give you a glimpse into their personal and professional lives. In this episode, I talk to Barron Miles, Barron Miles the current defensive back coach of the Montreal Alouettes. Montreal Alouettes
I first met Barron at a camp in Moose Jaw I went to where I told him if he did an interview with me, I would give him one of my winstononeonone t shirts. It was so worth it. His stories were inspiring, he talked about how he used dyslexia as an advantage in football, the struggles of living in New Jersey with a single mom and how getting injured and cut from the Steelers he was grateful for in the end as it allowed him to visit his wife and child in the hospital. I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did.
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How old were you when you set the goal to play professionally?.
Football is a business.
Challenges of having family with health issues.
Can you tell me about your craziest or cutest fan moment?
The critical skills of being a defensive back
What player did you pretend to be on the playground?
What sports Barron played as a kid
Tell me about a time when something didn’t work out for you and you were disappointed at the time but now your grateful it turned out that way?
If you could put a message on a fortune cookie what would it say?
Barron shares his secret on blocking kicks
The benefits of of playing before you coach
Is their anything you do or think that goes against current teachings?
If you could go back to talk to your younger self what would you tell yourself to make you a better coach?.
Rituals before a game
Dealing with coaches that belittle you
Take me back to the time when you decided to retire
CFL hall of fame induction
Using dyslexia to his advantage in football
What’s your morning routine?
What’s the best purchase you’ve made under 150$
When you hear the word success who do you think about?
What has been your favourite memory in your football career?