Tim Cluess

Tim Cluess has been incredibly successful everywhere he has coached with a high-octane offensive attack. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/sports/ncaabasketball/ionas-offense-goes-80-as-other-teams-hit-the-brakes.html?smid=tw-share  

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America East Feature

Nice feature on our program from America East TV. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q-jNtopaOo&feature=youtu.be

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Shaka Smart – Interest vs. Commitment

Some great insight here from Shaka Smart.  Love the stuff at the beginning about the difference between interest and commitment.  It is very easy to be committed when things are going your way.  But are you committed all of the time? https://vcubasketball.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/shaka-smart-is-a-really-really-good-leader/

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Creating a Competitive Environment

Just before the Super Bowl I read a great article about how Pete Carroll changed the culture when he took over the Seattle Seahawks.  It talked about how the cornerstone of Carroll’s philosophy was that competition should pervade every aspect of the organization.  He wanted to create a competitive environment with everything they do. To […]

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Bob Knight and the Chair – 30 Years Later

L. Jon Werthem with a good piece on Bobby Knight and the chair he threw 30 years ago. http://www.si.com/longform/2015/1985/knight/?noroute=true

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Positive and Unacceptable

One of the great things about coaching college kids is they usually bring you back. They are at that age where they think they are Superman, where nothing really bothers them, they can do know wrong. So often after we’ve lost a tough game and I’ve felt terrible, I get back in the gym and […]

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Mark Few – Outside the Spotlight

Good story about Mark Few at Gonzaga, and the balance he has in his life. When the four children — he also has an 8-year-old daugther Juila and a 4-year-old son Colt — are all in bed, he’ll watch film of Gonzaga’s next opponent, Pepperdine, on his iPad. Maybe he’ll contact a recruit from his […]

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Spartans

“The Spartans, a warrior society in ancient Greece, were feared and revered for their strength, courage and endurance.  The power of the Spartan army did not come from the sharpness of their spears, however; it came from the strength of their shields.  Losing one’s shield in battle was considered the single greatest crime a Spartan […]

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Cost of Attendance

The NCAA’s new cost of attendance rules come with very little direction or regulation, basically leaving the decisions up to the schools themselves.  Something not a lot of people know the facts about. http://www.dailypress.com/sports/william-and-mary/dp-spt-ncaa-legislation-effect-local-20150214-story.html#page=1

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Changing Practice

There are a lot of different things you can try when you don’t like the way your team is practicing: Change the teams: Mix the teams up, don’t always play the starters against the reserves.  Some days leet the kids pick the teams.  Give them ownership and change the dynamic. Everyone wears the same color: Make […]

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