Derek Jeter

Major League Umpire Chuck Meriwether, 18 years of service, 2010: “I have two sons, Jeremy and Chris, and they were with me in Minnesota during one series with the Yankees when Derek came walking by on the way to the team bus. My boys were just in awe. I called him over, introduced them, and […]

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NABC Takes a Stance

The NABC took a small but significant step recently by including sexual orientation in their anti-discrimination policies.  Something all coaches should read and make a point to be aware of with their teams. http://www.outsports.com/2014/9/24/6840131/mens-basketball-coaches-association-gay-players

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Joe Sheehan on Chemistry

Joe Sheehan writes a great newsletter on baseball that always involves some uncommon thinking, fact-based analysis and a simple and easy to follow perspective.  You don’t need to be a big baseball fan to enjoy his writing and learn the value of a different approach. One of his most recent posts included this paragraph on […]

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Carolina Women’s Soccer

An inside look at Anson Dorrance and the culture of the UNC women’s soccer program, who have won an amazing 21 of the 30 NCAA soccer titles ever contested. http://espn.go.com/espnw/athletes-life/article/9587807/inside-unc-soccer-culture-espnw

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Zone Attack

This weekend I spoke at a clinic run by our women’s program on playing against a zone.  Clinics, relationships, discussion are the best way to learn new things and improve as a coach.  When you evaluate your program, make a list of the things you need to get better at, then find a program that does […]

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SERVE – The Essence of Leadership

It’s easy to see where they need improvement. It’s fun to “help” them. This morning, I’m the one who needs changing. I shouldn’t say, “This morning.” It’s every morning. Organizations grow when their leaders grow. http://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/the-essence-of-leadership-in-five-letters/

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Major Renovations at UMaine

Great things happening inside UMaine athletics. http://bangordailynews.com/slideshow/it-is-the-heart-of-our-department-umaines-15-65m-gym-field-house-renovations-entering-final-stages/

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Maine Football #9

A cool tradition with UMaine football.  When you see #9 on the Black Bears you know he’s tough. http://www.pressherald.com/2014/08/28/steve-solloway-at-maine-it-takes-a-tough-football-player-to-wear-no-9/

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Ready To Get Started

I spent some time recently with Mark Emmert of the Portland Press Herald about getting started at UMaine. http://contributors.pressherald.com/sports/walsh-moving-ready-move-new-black-bears-team/

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Competitive Practices

It was kind of cool to turn on the FIBA World Championships and see Tuukka Kotti playing for the Finnish National Team.  Tuukka was a key piece on our 2004 NCAA Tournament team at Providence College that was a #5 seed, the highest seed Providence has ever earned.  Tuukka never got a ton of credit […]

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