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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Convicted of Running an Office Pool

Scary story about how a teacher’s life changed when he was found to be running an expensive office pool. http://www.nj.com/sports/index.ssf/2015/03/the_800000_office_pool_how_a_teacher_got_busted_an.html#incart_most-read_

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To Foul or Not Up 3

This is from a recent Phil Mushnick column in the New York Post.  I love the quotes from Jack Alesi, one of the best coaches in New York City at Xaverian High School.  I watched Alesi’s Xaverian team win their semi-final game and get to the finals by fouling up 3. Friday, the night after […]

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Coach K “Fire”

Coach K shared a great story about a conversation he had with Sidney Lowe, Christian Laettner’s first NBA coach, about Laettner when he was a rookie. Lowe said something to Coach K like “Man, Christian is really difficult.”  And Coach K’s response was “You have to think about Christian like fire.  And you are the superintendent […]

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Seeds

Don’t make a huge deal out of the seeds in the NCAA Tournament (unless you are a Dayton fan, where an odd seed forces you to play an extra game). In 2001 at Providence we expected to be seeded somewhere between 6-9 in the NCAA Tournament.  We ended up as a 10 seed, which surprised […]

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