The Best Players I’ve Ever Coached

The Best Players I’ve Ever Coached… Challenged me every day with their approach to practice. Thrived on competition, whether they won or lost.  Couldn’t get enough of it. Got in the gym in the off-season because they loved it, not because I told them to. Learned how to handle success. Learned to own losing, because they realized it […]

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Academic Support

A good look inside our academic support, one of the big reasons why Black Bear student-athletes excel in the classroom with a 3.17 GPA.

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What I’ve Learned

Our five weeks together as a team for summer school in June just ended this week.  Some of the things we’ve learned: Summer school is hard.  Most of our guys were taking 6 credits in 5 weeks.  That means 2 classes every day, with assignments due 3-4 times per week.  Add in study hall, strength and conditioning […]

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National Anthem – Buzz Williams

4th of July is a great day to spend 5 minutes watching Buzz Williams teach his team at Virginia Tech the proper way to think about our national anthem.

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"To lead people, walk beside them."

Lao Tsu

Rich Clune – The Battle

This is absolutely terrific. http://www.theplayerstribune.com/rich-clune-hockey-nhl/

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Interview With Max Sass

Max Sass is an assistant at Bard College who has attended our Leadership Academy for the past 2 years.  He runs his own website and has some great stuff on there.  He recently posted this interview we did, asking some great questions. http://coachsass.com/2015/06/18/the-presser-university-of-maine-head-coach-bob-walsh/

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Championship Teams

Championship Teams… Championship teams win games in practice. Championship teams play for one another. Championship teams do uncommon things every day. Championship teams don’t care who takes the most shots. Championship teams don’t know who takes the most shots. Championship teams develop chemistry through competition. Championship teams learn how to mentally prepare for practice. Championship teams […]

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Competition

When I was an assistant at Providence College we had a point guard named Donnie McGrath who started for us for 4 years.  Donnie played in more games than anyone in PC  history and was a First-Team All Big East player as a senior.  When we were recruiting other point guards, we generally tried to […]

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Providence Pros Giving Back

Cool to see some of the pro basketball players from the city of Providence giving back to try and curb the gang violence and street activity in their city. http://m.providencejournal.com/article/20150627/SPORTS/150629348

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