About Coach Alex Besaw

My name is Coach Alex Besaw and I started the Spread Offense in 2019.  I was born and raised in the Spread Offense as a native to Eugene, Oregon. I currently live in Salinas, CA with my wife Gabriella and our three boys, Elijah, Mason & Noah.

I have always been around the game of football and have loved the Spread Offense since I was a little kid.  I played QB in the Spread Offense in High School, but chose to pursue baseball in college as a pitcher. I was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2009, but I turned it down to pitch for UCF.  My career of playing baseball eventually came to an end at UCF as I never recovered from a torn rotator cuff in my throwing shoulder.

I knew I wanted to get into coaching after graduating from UCF.  I started coaching football in Salinas in 2012 and earned the position as Head Football Coach at Monterey High School (Monterey, CA) in 2022.

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When I first started coaching in Salinas, before I became OC, my head coach was playing 10 vs 10 in the box with a lonely WR who was thrown to maybe 3 times a game. My suggestions of putting the QB in shotgun, or even splitting out a few WR's to empty out the box was not well received.

After a few years I was named OC and I was given the freedom to install my style of the spread offense.  The following three years we averaged 35 points a game, had 2 QB's named league MVP's after breaking the schools previous passing and rushing records, became league champions for the first time in 14 years, and were runner ups in CCS Finals in 2014.

I created The Spread Offense as a resource for coaches who are looking for different ways to improve their offensive efficiency.

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