The Double Wing Offense and Flexbone Offense are run-first offensive systems. Both of these offenses are run widely at the youth football and high school levels and the Flexbone is run by college teams including Navy, Air Force, Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern.
The Double Wing is based off a formation originally run by Pop Warner in the early 1900′s. Most people agree that Don Markham is the father of the Double Wing Offense with his strategies developed in the 1970′s. Other coaches have continued to develop the Double Wing including Hugh Wyatt, Jack Gregory and Steve Calande. All three coaches have developed different styles, rules and systems to expand the offense even further.
The Flexbone Offense is based off of the Double Slot formation that was run by Glenn “Tiger” Ellison. Paul Johnson (Georgia Tech), Fisher DeBerry (Air Force) and Ken Niumatalolo (Navy) are three coaches that are running the Flexbone with great success in the college ranks.
Useful Double Wing Offense & Flexbone Offense Links:
Coach Markham’s Double Wing Offense - Don Markham’s Double Wing
Coach Hugh Wyatt’s Football Coaching - Hugh Wyatt’s Double Wing
Gregory Double Wing - Jack Gregory’s Double Wing
Coach Calande’s Double Wing Football Site - Steve Calande’s Double Wing
Flexbone Association – Great site dedicated to the Flexbone Offense
Grantland: Flexbone Offense – Article written by Chris Brown about the Army & Navy game and the Flexbone Offense