Interview with SCI

I did an interview with the people at the Sports Conflict Institute (@SportConflict) about developing the right culture in your locker room.

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The Rest of the Summer

The end of the July recruiting period leaves us 5 weeks from the fall semester, with classes at the University of Maine beginning the week before Labor Day.  Having had our kids on campus for summer school in the month of June, they were given about 2 months to return home and enjoy the summer.  With […]

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Dying To Be There

A recruiting philosophy that I think is very important: Recruit players that are dying to be a part of your team.  You want to surround yourself with as many players as you can who are dying to be there.  To win big consistently, you want people in your organization who are fully invested, no matter […]

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Leadership, Kevin Garnett Style

http://uproxx.com/dimemag/2015/07/kevin-garnett-motherfcked-nikola-pekovc-into-running-timberwolves-practice/

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The Best Decisions I’ve Made

I was lucky to get a head coaching position 10 years ago at Rhode Island College after 13 years as an assistant coach.  As an assistant, you are always putting together in your head what you will do when you get your own program.  Looking back at our success at RIC, these are the decisions I […]

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UMaine Student-Athletes Thriving in Classroom

The Bangor Daily News takes a look at the success our athletic programs have in the classroom.  78% of our student-athletes made the America East honor roll with a 3.0 or better in the fall. http://bangordailynews.com/2015/04/24/sports/umaine-student-athletes-thrive-in-classroom-despite-difficult-schedules/?ref=SportsBox

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"I remember my first summer as a rookie, we had free agents and veterans in... We used to scrimmage, I know it was the summer and all that... But I remember walking away thinking 'I'm not gonna have any problems in this league.'"

Larry Bird, when asked by Dan Patrick when he knew he could be something as a pro.

Vegas

The last week of the July recruiting period is behind us, so the summer recruiting binge for Division I teams is over.  We now have to wait until September to be able to go out and evaluate again. Our staff spent time this week in Las Vegas, Louisville, Toronto, Atlantic City and New York.  Las Vegas […]

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Stew Morrill – Set Plays

Check out the website pickandpop.net run by my assistant Zak Boisvert.  A great site for basketball coaches and junkies. Some really good X & O stuff from former Utah State Coach Stew Morrill. http://pickandpop.net/2015/04/utah-state-set-plays-stew-morrill/

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"It's better to have 1,000 enemies outside the tent than one inside the tent."

Arab Proverb