About the author

Coach Pal “Paul” Kovacs was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1982. His first connection with the american football came when he saw the music video of Money for Nothing from the Dire Straits.
At the start of the 2000´s the Hungarian Sport Televison introduced american football to the Hungarian viewers. One of Coach Kovacs´ first game on the tv was a Patriots game, where he immediately fell in love with the Patriots defense and with the play of Rodney Harrison. Since that time he is a football fan.

After few years of watching the game, Coach Kovacs started to play for the Budapest Wolves, where he trained and played 4 seasons (2006 – 2009) in the Hungarian Div1 and Div2. During his time as a player, he started to coach the only Hungarian ladies team (Budapest Wolves Ladies) as a defensive back coach.

After a break (where he moved to Germany, Berlin), Coach Pal started to play again in Berlin, for the Berlin Bullets (2013-2014). During the training camp of his second season he injured his knee and retired. Within few weeks he decided to come back and joined the team again, now as the defensive back coach (2014). One year later he took over the head football coaching role and finished the season with 4 wins and 4 losses. In 2016 Coach Kovacs went to the Berlin Adler (GFL, German Div1) and was assistant DB coach for a few months. After another change he led the defense of the Erkner Razorbacks in 2017-2018 and he took the DB and LB coaching duties too. In 2017 his defense was the 2nd best in the division.
In 2019 Coach Kovacs took a one year baby break and started to work again in 2020 at the Berlin Knights (German Div3) as LB coach and ass-DC. Later of the year he was promoted to the DC role. Nowadays Coach Kovacs is the DB coach of the Berlin Kobras.

Coach Kovacs focuses on his own development too. In 2019 he got the highest level of coaches certification (A-Licence) in Germany as first Hungarian coach in the history of the German American Football. In 2018 and 2019 as part of a little German coaches group he got the chance to fly to Vermillion, SD and be a guest coach at the fooball team (Coyotes) of the University of South Dakota.

Kovacs isn’t just a coach. He was author of the official Hungarian Fan Page of the New England Patriots (pats.hu) 7,5 years long (2012 – 2020). He wrote analyses, translated articles from the international writers. He and one of his friends and co-authors made a weekly podcast, which went almost until its 100th part. The two made together in 2018 a livestream broadcast about the 2018 Draft´s first two days. 

His latest project is this website.

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