Coaching the 4-3 Defense: Defensive Back Play

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Tim Tramp
37 minutes

Coaching the 4-3 Defense: Defensive Back Play presents a comprehensive overview of the defensive back position fundamentals, techniques, and skills necessary to run the 4-3, as well as guidelines on how the defensive secondary unit should work together to make the 4-3 defense an effective scheme. The DVD also includes several proven drills designed to develop the key attributes involved in sound defensive back play.

Among the topics covered:

  • Overview
  • Defensive backs: personnel, terminology, and alignment
  • Squeezing and trailing


  • Tim Tramp is the head football coach at Arlington (WA) High School, a position he accepted in the spring of 2006. Within a year, he guided the Eagles to an appearance in the state playoffs. A 1986 graduate of Simpson College and a three-year member of the football and track teams, Tramp began his head coaching career in 1994 at Harbor (CA) High School, where he coached three seasons. He then spent the next two years at Saratoga (CA) High School before an eight-year run at Lake Washington (WA) High School, where he led the program to a league championship and its first-ever appearance in the state playoffs. One of the most respected interscholastic coaches in the game, Tramp has been named Coach of the Year four times in his accomplished career (1994, 1996, 1999, and 2003).