On The Road

The first week of recruiting is in the books, and we were able to get out to tournaments in different areas of the country to see a lot of teams and players.  All 4 members of our coaching staff were somewhere in Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Reading  and Springfield within the first 5 day period the NCAA allows […]

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Network of Conversations in Winning Cultures

Winning cultures and the types of conversations that make them up. “Every culture is made up of a network of conversations… Regardless of what you wish the culture to be, what people say about a company determines what the culture is.”   “If you are a leader/manager, it is not necessary to control your people. […]

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Tim Miles

There aren’t too many coaches as honest, funny,  and smart as Tim Miles.  Some interesting thoughts from this past season on his approach. http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/2014/02/20/coachs-corner-nebraskas-tim-miles/5642657/

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Effective Motivation

Interesting thoughts on effective motivation from the New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/06/opinion/sunday/the-secret-of-effective-motivation.html?_r=0

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Think

“I cannot teach anybody anything.  I can only make them think.” – Socrates

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Jon Coffman

A cool look at Jon Coffman, the new head coach at IPFW, and the interesting path he took to get there. http://www.journalgazette.net/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140703/SPORTS0304/307039963/1008/SPORTS

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Desirable Difficulties

In his latest book “David and Goliath” Malcolm Gladwell discusses in depth the idea of “desirable difficulties.”  The idea is that not all difficulties that we face are negative.  He talks at length about some of the most successful people who are dyslexic, and how, for example, an obstacle such as struggling with reading made […]

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Motivation and Abuse

I got into an interesting discussion with Gary Parrish on twitter this week about the difference between motivation and abuse.  He had written this article about the situation at the College of Charleston with Doug Wojcik: http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/eye-on-college-basketball/24604463/situation-at-charleston-shows-fine-line-between-motivating-and-abuse Our twitter conversation went like this: https://twitter.com/CoachBobWalsh/status/484422612806680576 I don’t know Gary Parrish.  I enjoy reading his stuff because unlike many […]

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Internal Process

Efficient organizations are set up with internal processes that make life easier.  Everything set up within your team or your organization should be done so with that in mind.  There are enough obstacles to overcome externally without having to overcome the inefficiency of your own internal structure.  It can be very frustrating to have to […]

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UMaine Recruiting Prep

A look at the preparation we are doing for the July recruiting period from the local NBC affiliate in Bangor, ME WLBZ. http://www.wlbz2.com/story/sports/ncaab/2014/07/02/umaine-coaching-staff-prepares-for-recruiting-trip/12111277/

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