Notre Dame Culture

Really good stuff in here about how Notre Dame basketball bounced back from a bad year last year. http://www.forbes.com/sites/jerrybarca/2015/03/18/pat-connaughton-and-the-cultural-transformation-of-notre-dame-basketball/ Are you able to call out your teammates for bad behavior?  Are you willing to listen and accept it when one of your teammates calls you out?  Essential characteristics of great teams.

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The Intentional Violation

As an assistant coach at Providence I was often the guy who had to shoot during rebounding drills.  Whatever drill we were doing I was usually the “shoot-to-miss” guy – trying to miss every shot, but miss them close enough so that they came off the rim as a game-like miss. Making a couple of […]

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Ilija Stojilijkovic – Highlights

Some highlights of one of our incoming freshmen for next year at the University of Maine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Jj4O5hc1Yg

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Justin Verlander: I Don’t Deserve It

Love seeing a superstar athlete take ownership of his poor performance. http://www.freep.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2015/03/20/detroit-tigers-justin-verlander-opening-day/25107643/

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SMAA Leadership Summit

Great opportunity to be a part of a leadership summit for Maine high school athletes. http://www.wcsh6.com/story/sports/2015/03/19/160-student-athletes-gathered-for-conference/25044497/

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Doyel on Mike Brey

Gregg Doyel on how Mike Brey handled the death of his mother the day of his team’s NCAA Tournament game. http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/columnists/gregg-doyel/2015/03/22/doyel-happy-birthday-notre-dame-coach-mike-brey-condolences-betty-breys-passing/25181517/

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“Thank You”

From the day I got hired at the University of Maine, the positive energy and support has been tremendous.  I’ve been really overwhelmed with how much pride everyone has in the University and how supportive they are of the school and the athletic department.  The support of the basketball program is really special, especially given […]

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Power

“Power isn’t control at all–power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own.” – Beth Revis

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Atlanta Hawks Vitamins

A look at the Hawks commitment to individual development. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/sports/basketball/secret-to-atlanta-hawks-team-play-nourish-the-individual.html?_r=0

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Toughness Travels

“I know we’re going to bring our toughness.  That travels.  Sometimes your jump shots don’t travel with you.  But toughness always travels.” – Tom Izzo

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