The 2018 Ladder Program

A program designed to help you Win Your Way.

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Do you know exactly what you want out of your coaching career? Do you know exactly how to accomplish it? Can you keep balance with all of your responsibilities in life?

The Ladder by Coach Drive is a development program designed to help with all of those things.

The program was designed around the growth and climb of Thad Wells. Thad is currently the head coach at Mooresville High School in North Carolina. This is his third head coaching job at just the age of 31. This past season Thad was selected by the AFCA as a participant for their 35 Under 35 program and was one of only two high school coaches who were invited. This program will help you discover how any coach can reach their goals in life. Thad went from a small town with little connections to his dream job in the matter of just a few years.

The Ladder program will equip and assist you to grow in your personal and professional lives so that you can be your best self as a spouse, parent, mentor, and/or coach.

After going through this year long program you will have literally created a blueprint for achieving the goals you desire as a football coach.

By signing up for this program you will get the following things:

1) Access to all of our personal development videos, documents, and systems as they are created.

2) Personal assistance from the Coach Drive team in helping you develop your own personal plan to achieve your goals as a coach.

3) You will get to participate in our monthly development webinars focusing on all aspects of your career.

4) Discounted access via in-person or online to our 2019 coaching summit in Charlotte, NC.

We invite coaches of all ranks to participate. No matter what level you are coaching, the lessons learned in this course will help you get to where you want to be.

New courses start every month. Limited spots are available. You must apply and be accepted to participate. Apply at the following link:

Your Instructor

Bret Gresham
Bret Gresham

Bret began his football career playing for one of the most well established programs in Virginia. He then continued his playing career at Virginia Tech. After his playing days were over he began coaching at the high school level where he has served several different roles (Special Teams Coordinator and Secondary Coach). His most recent being Thad Wells' Process Coordinator at Blacksburg High School in Virginia.

Bret also serves as a campus minister for Wesley at Virginia Tech (a United Methodist Campus Ministry). His life is about working with others to help them discover themselves and put together a plan of action for reaching the potential they have within themselves.

His number one value in life is his family. He and his wife, Erin, have two children Clara (8) and Lawson (5).

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay through my school or booster program?
Yes, just email us at and we will get you our W9 and anything else you need.
When does the course start?
A new session starts every month. So once you sign up you will be placed in the next session available.
How long do I have access to the course?
One full year.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.