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            THE DOUBLE WING OFFENSE / A NEW FOOTBALL SCIENCE          *****(When the Dance is more important than the Costume)

*An amazing Offense, unlike most others, that does not rely on holding. (that's cheating ya know)***  *In an era where coaches are teaching holding as part of the plan, as well as how to hide it, It's great to know a **powerful offense that is far more effective, even with less talent, without the dirty deeds!




   * Updates on our Featured Coaches of 2016, 2017, 2018 *********(Scroll Down page for featured Coaches)

   ***Fyffe and Whiteford strong out of the blocks again in 2018

Paul Benefield of Fyffe (AL), and Jason Mensing of Whiteford (MI)

    2017 - Double Wing wins State Championship in Michigan              **********( i n  D o m i n a t i n g  F a s h i o n )





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                  #1 OFFENSE IN GEORGIA 2004...DID YOU KNOW ?

  Coach Harrison's Double Wing Offense was the most productive offense in All Classifications in the State of Georgia with over 5,000  yards in 13 games! It's True! It's also true it was atop the following several years as well, averaging over 4,700 yards of offense in each of  those (12 game) seasons. Harrison's Double wing offenses have averaged over 35 points per game as well.


























































































































































































































































































































































































































































******Why embrace, and run the Double Wing Offense.

                                C L I C K   H E R E                             

   "A way to Compete and Win when matching up is not an option"





                          Above Harrison's Double Wing 2009

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  The Double Wing, "Defensive Coordinator's Best Friend"  
Coach's short Double Wing YouTube Videos have well over 290,000 views! Now that is a lot of Double Wing Curiosity! But that is a small capsule of the two and a half hours on disc, spanning 5 years, running the Pure Double Wing. Email us about the 5 Double Wing discs, all on the contact page of this site.
      A Winning Football Team Begets School Spirit & Enthusiasm
    W I N N I N G

   There is power in WINNING




  When a team hasn't been successful in decades or ever, and suddenly starts winning and winning big, School enrollment sky-rockets, A lot of interest and support starts coming out of the woodwork to volunteer their help in many ways, OH YES, and your football field starts to look like a Division 1 College Field! And the stands become filled like the picture below with standing room only around the field. Not to mention,

 ..................................." It's just more fun "

  Yes, We were very small, like Piranha !  
  DOUBLE WING GUN-WING ?  Pick Your Wrecking Ball

Coach Harrison on the Double Wing and Gun-Wing:  My coaching philosophy begins with a football truth, which is: deficits in talent, size, and speed show up  far more dramatically when you are on defense than on offense. So on defense, any or all of your weaknesses can be exposed and you simply can't scheme your way out of  them like the opponent having several 4.4 speedsters VS your fastest man of 4.9, or the twin 6'6" receivers that can catch and run VS your 5'7" corner that is only fair at both. All the heart and desire in the world can only make up for just so much! You will always be more exposed on defense than on offense. Therefore, controlling most of the game on offense is far more desirable. Well the best way to control the game is to keep the ball. To keep the ball, you have to have the means to collect first downs, maintain possessions, and score when you can, while eating the clock so as to limit the possessions of the super talented team. The offense I run does just that, and better than any other scheme, outside of maybe the Flexbone, A N D with very little risk. It also has the capacity to run up massive yardage and scores if the talent is fairly close. It's not as flashy and prissy as the new spreads but if your priority is winning over the showmanship, this is the best answer I can give, by far.    I do, however, find it wonderfully flashy when I'm beating a team I have no business playing with on a talent level.   Let us all agree, Nothing beats really good athletes and  good coaching and that's a fact. In lieu of having really good players all the time, or even some of the time, You can however make up for a lot by extensive coaching and perfecting schemes that accentuate the talent you do have. As a High School Head Coach, I AVERAGED just under 390 yards and over 35 points per game with my Double Wing Offense. That is with teams that before were having a hard time making a first down much less winning a game. There has been so much said and written about the "Double Wing Offense"  and I've probably read and heard most of it!  What I say about it is first hand and is backed by others achieving the same, and far more than I have.   * What is this Offense? ** In it's beginning, A California Policeman turned football coach named Don Markham developed an offensive system, whether by accident or just in his own words that I seem to recall, "looking for a good power play", in the late 80's and early 90's. Coach Markham found himself coaching in the largest classification in California High Schools at Bloomington, where in 1994, Don took a 1993, 1-9 Bloomington team and in 1994, just 8 months later, went undefeated and set the national all time scoring record of 880 points in 14 games. 63 points per game I think it works out to be. However, that is not how I discovered it. I was working on my offense one day and on "goal-line" work, I noticed my team really responding to a tighter scheme and a harder nosed approach to our offense and so I thought, "hmmm", hey, Why not run goal-line all over the field?  As I investigated that Idea further, I was looking around on the net one day at various things and tripped up on this double wing stuff. My first thought was like so many other's, "NO WAY". I made a phone call or two and grilled a few coaches and had them send me some info. After watching film and some clinic footage, I knew very quickly that this was going to be my offense being that it fit my football philosophy to the letter. After implementing it and running it in a game as a trial, I thought I may never run anything else and that happens to be the case 16 years later. I then began really working and studying this new science, and tweaking this thing to the point that many things are fairly unique to the way I approach it. Thus due to some YouTube videos I've posted, along with the success I've had, I find myself  being called on to clinic, and be a sounding board of sorts on this particular offense for many coaches all over the country. So I have, and will do clinics from time to time.

** Before the Double Wing, I had been a very successful coach with my old schemes but recognized that this new offense was going to boost my offense's reliability, and productivity because this thing was doing what I'd been doing for years, only better and with less risk. I realized too, that it would be very dependent on good and rigorous coaching, which was my gig anyway. I've always coached as if my hair was on fire, so this hit me right in my wheelhouse. The DW offense, coached up, squeezes the most out of your talent. The beauty of this Double wing or the "Gun Wing", is that it relies more on a total TEAM concept,  precision, desire, and hard work, than it does actual God given physical gifts and skills. But like anything, the more skills you have the better it will be. When you have a group that is low in skills, speed, or even experience, you can still be competitive in the double Wing by it's low risk, hard nosed Team oriented design to keep the ball and move the chains and make the game shorter. What the Double Wing allows you to do is to replace the talent gap with hard nosed effort and execution, and less vulnerability to make up the difference. You can't do that in other offenses of today spreading your talent thin and in space. The better players will beat up on the lesser talented kid in space every time, to the point at times of being dangerous. So many times my opponents over the years have had these very strong explosive teams with great speed and talent and we just kept the ball with 8 to 10 minute drives, limiting their opportunities to exploit our weaknesses while on Defense. This is a big advantage of the Double wing. The bonuses are that you DO produce big plays and score BIG as a trade off for maybe looking a little different, when everyone else in the league is spread all over the field. This offense is for those who puts winning above fashion and popularity of the "Television football educated". My relentless desire to win has always been what governs my decisions as a coach, and not the flavor of the month or coaching trends of the entertainment world. The "Double Wing" or "Gun Wing", in my opinion, are far more intriguing and interesting than those trendy, and loose offenses anyway with it's consistent output and execution!

** With all that is different about my offense, some may scoff, some coaches may take a pass on it, but the one group that I find that takes my offense very seriously are the coaches facing it, or that have faced it. The one thing I know for sure after running this for well over a decade, is that coaches hate playing it, and defenses hate playing it, and what is better than that for confirmation. No matter what the outcome, when a team leaves the field after playing my double wing, they usually know they have had enough, are beat up, know they have been in a war, and probably rather not do it again. It's just another day on the grid iron for us, but it is physically brutal, draining, and frustrating for defenses to deal with.

** After years of running and tweaking the DW, I have implemented something I'd been contemplating since 2005, when my starting QB broke his arm. That would be the direct snap Double Wing. I have discovered that it gives you a few different and favorable options in some areas, and if coached up, can be almost as powerful as the the regular DW. There is very little scheme difference, but one huge bonus outside the X's and O's, is that with the direct snap, it gives an illusion of being similar to what you see on Saturdays and Sunday Television Football. It is simply the shot-gun version of the double wing! It immediately knocks down criticism from the uneducated armchair viewers seeing the Double Wing as maybe not modern, So it's a win win in that way. I call it the GUN-WING for it's appropriate. The Gun Wing though be it fantastic, does however have some drawbacks from the original Double Wing. It attacks somewhat slower, and It takes a few very trustworthy plays out of the play arsenal as it was once run, as well as not hiding the ball as well. That is a lot to give up when you re out-manned. Those are the type of tradeoffs you have to make in going GUN WING. However there are a few things you pick up with the Gun-Wing such as hitting the holes more vertically and a few play additions that the pure double wing would not do as well.  There are several teams around the country that make a compelling case for the Gun-Wing and If I get a team with really solid kids with some talent and desire, I may consider Gun Wing, but a lot depends on personnel and situation, for I will always go for what is the best plan for my kids regardless of the trends. I am of the mindset that the regular Double Wing, under center, is the stronger and more reliable of the two because of the speed, invisible ball, and the leverage of it, but the Gun Wing, I give a good second place.  See contact page if you would like to order Double Wing Game footage CD's.

** So in wrapping up this bit on The Double Wing and Gun-Wing Offense, I'll just say for those very few who have the inclination to go a bit unique and run this "Wing Thing", I salute you and "I Understand", for you are a coach that gets the wisdom, the soundness, and the brilliance that is the DW.  For those who think it's simply not for you, to that I say, "I also Understand". This Thing is not for everyone, and definitely not for the "try it and hope" coaches. It takes someone who can think and operate with sound conviction, within the DW philosophy and structure, as well as implement it properly. All without selling it out to a hybrid interpretation of it. A coach must  have a really good knowledge of the DW football physics, to work it, and to experience it's full value.  It has certainly served me and my philosophy very well, and it is by far the biggest part of my winning formula these days!

"PS": I've had to play the Double Wing a few times myself.......Not Fun, Not Fun at all. I'd rather have to defend anything else, quite honestly!  LH

                                                         DOUBLE WING... IT'S THE NEW MODERN OFFENSE


A Letter to the Headmaster:

"I have to share a letter written to my Principal at NGA written by a relative of a player who happened to make our State Championship Game. These are the rewards outside of the ring that we never expect nor seek, but it's wonderful and quite rewarding when it happens, and reassures us coaches that occasionally, we may be doing something right". I give the credit to the great kids I had the privilege to coach there at Nathanael Greene Academy.

Dear Jim, (Headmaster NGA),
The evening of Friday 11-19-2004 is an experience I will never forget and one that I will always cherish. It was a thrill and a pleasure to be on the sidelines with my family, old friends, new friends, and those determined Patriot football players.  I have had a career in orthopedic surgery in sports medicine that includes 35 years on the sidelines with teams under my care in Virginia and Dalton, GA. 32 of those years have involved being the Team Physician for the Dalton High Catamounts.  That allowed me to witness first hand, numerous exciting regular season games, playoff games, 2 trips to the GEORGIA DOME, and 4 state championship games with the Dalton Catamounts. This exposure has resulted in my taking care of  athletes from close to 25 high schools in Northwest and North Central Georgia. Some of these I treated after they made it to college teams and even to the NFL. During my training in orthopedic surgery at the U of Virginia, I had the opportunity to be the Team Physician for the Roanoke Buckskins in the Atlantic Coast Football League. I have played the game and know what it feels like to hurt someone, and get hurt, physically and emotionally. 

The reason for the above diatribe is to express to you, Coach Larry Harrison, and the Patriot Football Team,  the impression made on me during my visit to Rhodes Field.  I have never been more impressed with what I saw on and off the field of play. The team gave all they had and more, and no one who saw the game could think otherwise. The fan support was incredible. The community and surrounding area turned-out in  a manner that created a championship atmosphere.  Regardless of the final score, The Nat-Greene Patriots are Champions. Their opponent had the size and the numbers, but they did not have the heart of the gutsy team from the village of Siloam.    I have followed the Patriots all year via Coach Harrison’s website, The Herald-Journal and through calls from my family. I have bragged about the team to my Dalton friends, and after the championship game, I have bragged even more. The misty rain that fell throughout the game did not dampen the spirits of all those present, players and fans alike. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of such a wonderful event.
Congratulations to the Patriots for their fine season, and I look forward to your having additional exciting times.

With warmest regards,
C.H.E. , M.D.




      Coach Harrison has put on clinics from Arizona to Canada, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Texas and several in between for coaching staffs, seminars, and or entire teams. If you would be interested in having Coach Harrison clinic your staff or squad on the double Wing or Gun-Wing Offense, please see Contact Page for more...









    There are but a few of us Double Wingers among the hundreds of thousands of high school teams in the country but we usually make our presence very well known!  Below are but a few examples.......  

 Paul Benefield and his Gun-Wing Offense
  A ridiculous statistic...1 Turn-over the entire year 2016. Not so fast!, Film rectified that 1, so truly ZERO Turnovers. That maybe a national High school record. "YOU CAN'T FIX PERFECT"

    ALABAMA 2-TIME STATE CHAMPIONS  (Coach Paul Benefield)

  2018.... Fyffe is Off to another fast start aiming to get back into the State Title business under Coach Paul Bennefield.


  2017.... As of November 19, Coach Benefield and the Fyffe Red Devils were 12-1, averaging 42 points per game, and leaving their opponents a scant 7 points roughly per game. Fyffe was into the FINAL FOUR again, but fell 7 points shy of another State title game. Congratulations on another fabulous season and the construct of the Fyffe Dynasty!

  2016....."Congratulations: Paul Benefield & the Fyffe Red Devils ALABAMA Two-Time 2A State Champs Unbeaten. Fyffe wins title 28-0 over Aliceville. Fyffe put the Gun Wing (Double Wing) Offense in in 2014 and has won Fyffe's 2nd state title in 3 years running !   I had a chance to watch these guys on the sidelines in 2014 and they are a hard nosed well coached machine, and as methodical as I've ever seen in a high school team! Coach Benefield has the Gun-Wing stroking on all cylinders outscoring opponents 700 to 113 in 15 games"! Per game average score 47-7. They also play very good defense as you'll notice! Can you say  Domination? "This team is very well coached"! Solid kids and leadership. I've watched most of their games on video and have never seen them celebrate after a score or a big play. It's a good thing, they would wear themselves out!  Oh, In 2015 when they didn't win the State Title, they did finish the Runner-Up!


                         2018 - Whiteford Off and Running again in 2018 pounding teams into submission with the Double Wing Offense, with sites set on repeating their championship goals.


2017 - Michigan STATE CHAMPIONS  (UNDEFEATED)                               Coach Mensing and Whiteford are State Champions in Michigan,14-0 averaging well over 50 points per game. Double wing football is rocking big time in this Michigan High School. Whiteford's tightest game was 36-20 and the rest were slaughters with 3 to 8 touchdown differentials. Mensing missed the title in the title game last year, so in 2 seasons, coach Mensing and the Double Wing Offense is 27-1. One State Title and One Runner up. Congratulation Coach ! The double wing world is very proud of your work!  Talk about Representing!


Novermber 2016   Today 11-25-2016  Jason Mensing, long time fraternal Double Wing friend and head coach of Whiteford High School in Michigan, just missed a Michigan State Championship Title today. They finished undefeated on the season and playoffs until the state title game, putting a double wing thrashing to his opponents game after game. Jason and Whiteford posted 13 wins, before dropping the final to Muskegon Catholic Central. Jason is an outstanding coach and has a great understanding of the Double Wing Offense and with his own excellent tweaks has always been very sound and interesting as well as very effective. He put me on his HUDL account a few years back so I could watch his progress as the seasons went on. A very impressive season Mr. Mensing and congratulations on a magnificent coaching job!




Tim Murphy, head coach at Clayton Valley in California is always at the very top of California High school football, winning everywhere he has coached. He is a great teacher and executioner of the Double Wing Offense, and with his success running the Gun Wing, he has caused a rash of Gun Wing Teams to emerge all over the country.   Coach Murphy's Achievements go something like this:

15 League Championships (multiple at each school, which were 2-8, 1-9, 4-7 upon arrival)   9 Undefeated League Championships   10 League Coach of Year Awards   16 Playoff Invitations   8 CIF Championship Appearances       6 CIF Championships   2 Metropolitan Coach of the Year Awards    4 Area Coach of the Year Awards    8 City Coach of the Year Awards     2 ESPN the Radio Coach of the Year Awards   1 ESPN the Radio Team of the Year Award    2 ABC (affiliate) Coach of the Year Awards    1 CBS (affiliate) Coach of the Year Award     1 NBC (affiliate) Coach of the Year Award        1 Bay Area Sports Focus Coach of the Year Award     2 Times nominated State Coach of the Year     1 ESPY Winner Coach of the Year Award            3 Times named Area All-Star Game Head Coach     1 Time Under Armour National All-Star Game Coach   4 Times teams ranked top 10 in the State      3 Times teams ranked top 10 in the Western Region of the US    2 Times teams ranked top 50 in the Nation   1 Time team ranked top 25 in the Nation



***12-15-2017 CONGRATULATIONS to Coach Mensing and Whiteford (Michigan) for winning the STATE TITLE. Last year Whiteford finished runner up only losing the final game , and this year a total undefeated package with the title. 27-1 over two years. That is some pretty darn good Double Winging right there!

***12-15-2017  CONGRATULATIONS to the Fyffe Red Devils for finishing in the final 4 once again. So in 4 years running the Gun Wing, Fyffe has 1 Final Four, 1 Runner Up, And 2 State title Trophies. Coach Benefield has it going on big time at Fyffe.

***12-02-2016  CONGRATULATIONS to the Fyffe Red Devils for winning their Second (Alabama AA) State Championship in 3 years over a very talented Aliceville Team 28-0. Coach Benefield and the Devils are dominating the field of play with the Gun Wing Offense and very sound Defense, leaving very little wiggle room for their weekly opponents.

***12-13-2014  GEORGIA - CONGRATULATIONS to  Mount Paran Christian School (OC-Tab Griffin) for running the table and winning the GA 1-A State Title 49-7 over a very strong Eagles Landing Christian Academy team. Another team reaching tremendous heights with the Double Wing / Gun-Wing Offense.

***12-05-2014  CONGRATULATIONS to the Fyffe Red Devils for winning their first (Alabama AA) State Championship in school history over a very athletic and talented Elba Team 28-17. Coach Benefield and the Devils run my offense, the Gun Wing, about as good as you can run it, and averaged 50+ points per game during the season.

***12-26-2014  CONGRATULATIONS to Rensselaer Central High School Bombers for winning the (Indiana AA) State Championship. Though I'm not real familiar with Coach Meeks and the Bombers, I'm certainly familiar with their offense which is the (Double Wing) Gun Wing. Congratulations Coach!

*** CONGRATULATIONS Clayton Valley...It seems a redundancy when talking about Tim Murphy (Clayton Valley HS Ugly Eagles, California) as he always finishes one of the very top in the State of California running the Double Wing / Gun-Wing. A true student of the game and the Double Wing. "Tim, I think I still have the Clovis East lanyard you gave me at the clinic we did in Frisco TX! What a great guy,  He will give you the very lanyard off his neck"! :-)


Sept. 2014 *** I took a day of bye week Friday night to visit some Double Wing friends in Ider, Alabama as they hosted the states #1 team, Fyffe. Ider High dresses 27 and Fyffe over 60 and Well, they ran into quite a buzz-saw and took a tough one on the chin. Fyffe runs the Gun-Wing form of our Double Wing. Ider will bounce back with the great leadership of Coach Tinker and Coach Hanna and the fine kids there. It was a very fine experience visiting another teams sideline in a place removed from my every day. Great, well mannered kids, being focused and introspective getting ready for the fight. Coaches poised and ready. I knew I was visiting a great small town event. Good luck with the rest of your season Coaches and thanks for the fabulous experience, well, other than the final score of course. We'll talk soon!

AND Bounce back they did with a night of rushing for over 375 yards. Great job men!!!   ***Several more huge offensive outings of 350+ yards rushing games have pushed Ider's record to 6-3 and guaranteed play-off spot. Not a bad leap from last years 1-9 season. "Keep up the great work guys"!


Here is a pic I took from my phone of Fyffe in red lining up in the Short snap Double Wing VS Ider, who ran my offense at the time, the Pure Double wing (under center). Very similar offenses. Fyffe is a perennial AA top finisher under the guidance of legendary Coach Paul Benefield.    

                         Some Shots of  the NGA Sidelines



                           Winning Big At Nathanael Greene Academy in the mid-2000's  



       Will resume at the next coaching project.

The TWO MINUTE WARNING, an inspirational message, is brought to you periodically by Kim King, a life long friend of Coach Harrison who volunteers his services as the team chaplain. Good Stuff





                                                                            2004 GISA Class"A" Coach of the Year

       To Contact Coach Harrison: click on the Contact Page


                                                  Coach Harrison at Nathanael Greene Academy 2004 - 2006th


 Coach Harrison: This site started as a very small simple family site but with coaching, and incorporating my football, it quickly became a full blown Football site... I had visited and participated on many coaches and teams web sites and forums specific to what I do football wise, so my site morphed into this over the years. This site works well in getting in touch with other coaches on all levels that do some of the things I do as well as inviting interest in the implementing and teaching of the Double Wing offense and sharing experiences etc..

WHY:  From the beginning of my coaching life, I've had certain very ingrained ideas about coaching and getting the most out of kids, and these ideas were developed from having very good youth and high school coaches having an impact on me. Having my own ideas pan out in very successful campaigns helped to solidify my philosophy and the things I do. I have learned to live with the tag of being a bit unorthodox, but believe me, everything I do in coaching is for a very good reason. Sometimes, it may not look exactly like the NFL, but what I do, and what I think any good coach should do, is to give your kids the best possible chance to be successful. I'm not real concerned about how pretty it is, or if I look like some big-time pro football coach. I'm concerned about  team performance, as well as our representation of our parents and school. I am concerned about bringing success to our program and having the kids have fun playing football. If we have a standout athlete, he will stand out big-time. If we don't, the team hopefully will still stand out because of our preparation, execution, and competitiveness. 

This policy has never failed me or any other coach I've admired over the years. What I have learned is that with the right preparation, approach to this game, and a good communication with the kids themselves, you end up with kids playing over their abilities, having fun, and many kids standout, not just the special kid, who is going to be good anyway!  LH




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                                                                                 A RUNNING BACK'S PARADISE


       The Double Wing is definitely a running backs paradise, but if you can throw or catch a football, It will definitely show you off as well. It puts you in a well designed and orchestrated system where you can succeed on both ends of the passing game with a very high rate of completions and an excellent yards per catch ratio.



N E W S:  (5-15-2018) Don Markham, Football Coach and Creator of the Double Wing Offense Passes at age 78. The Double Wing World has a heavy heart today in learning the passing of the legendary and beloved father of our own Double Wing Offense. He will be greatly missed, but more so remembered for inventing of one of the most powerful offensive football schemes on the planet. Those who dare to run it, and repel the ignorant critiques of the television armchair viewer, reaps many of the benefits this offense provides. Coach Markham leaves a small but very appreciative and productive following of coaches from coast to coast that rely on his offensive scheme and philosophy. Thank you Don Markham and may God bless you and your family!  




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