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Tom Herman (@CoachTomHerman) is the Head Football Coach at the University of Texas. Herman previously coached at a plethora of schools, most recently at Ohio State University and University of Houston, before being named Head Coach at Texas in 2016. Herman helped Ohio State win the 2014 National Championship as Offensive Coordinator and in his first head coaching job at Houston, won the 2015 AAC Title.

In this video, Tom Herman explains that is natural for any parent to be irrational when it comes to their kid. Herman believes that coaches need to be understanding of this irrationality and work to empathize with parents. The ultimate goal is for parents and coaches to come together to create the best athletic experience for their kid.