The Play – Radio Call

Our BOB set to win our first game, with the call from Ron Lisnet on our radio broadcast. http://www.goblackbears.com/sports/m-baskbl/2014-15/videos/20141203-hboicj9h

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The Play

Down 1 with 1.7 seconds to play against Wagner, our guys executed flawlessly. http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/12/03/maine-beats-wagner-at-the-buzzer-on-this-gorgeous-out-of-bounds-play-video/

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Our First W

Our first win at the University of Maine came in dramatic fashion.  A great write up from One Bid Wonders. http://www.onebidwonders.com/2014/12/03/new-era-maine-grabs-first-win-bob-walsh-era-dramatic-fashion/

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The Last Lesson

Six years ago, on the Monday after Thanksgiving, I was getting ready to head down to practice at RIC when my cell phone rang.  At RIC my office was in the Recreation Center, across campus from the Murray Center where we practiced and played, so we had to actually get into our cars and drive […]

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Great Mike Dunlap Quote

I loved this quote from Mike Dunlap on why he left Metro State when they were a Division II powerhouse.  Very self-aware.   You can easily get trapped into overlooking the positive when you’ve had a lot of success and you are just driving for more. “I was becoming too hard on the kids,” Dunlap said, […]

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“Compete Without Compromise”

I read a great article a few years back about Kenyon College swimming coach Jim Steen. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/25/sports/othersports/25swim.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 The quote that stood out to me was this one: “Find a place within yourself where success and failure don’t matter, a place where you can engage in battle without compromise.” How many different things affect the level […]

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Tough Love

Really interesting stuff on the effectiveness of tough love. “The mark of a true mentor: a leader who creates a culture of excellence, and whose confidence in us makes us better than we ever dreamed we could be.” https://hbr.org/2013/12/the-fine-art-of-tough-love/?utm_campaign=Socialflow&utm_source=Socialflow&utm_medium=Tweet

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Pop Being Honest

The value of being brutally honest with your players from Gregg Popovich. http://www.businessinsider.com/gregg-popovich-is-the-best-coach-in-the-nba-2014-10

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Affecting Change With Positive Energy

Phil O’Brien (@YCG_OBrien) made a great presentation at our Dynamic Leadership Academy on “Effective Change Management” that I’ve referenced here before.  One of the great things he talks about is “increasing the dissatisfaction level” for everyone in your organization.  O’Brien says you have to make sure everyone knows that the current model you are using […]

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