Pawtucket Times on Antone Gray

Brendan McGair of the Pawtucket (RI) Times with a great look at a one of our new assistants at the University of Maine.  I’m very lucky to have such a talented staff. http://pawtuckettimes.com/content/st-raphael-alum-gray-jumps-division-i-coaching-ranks-maine

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Principle of Legitimacy

Able to catch up on some reading on my flight to Louisville to during the second July recruiting period.  Loved this bit from Malcolm Gladwell’s “David and Goliath” about the “Principle of Legitimacy.  Three great concepts that relate directly to teaching and coaching. “When people in authority want the rest of us to behave, it matters […]

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Evaluating

Had a great lunch on the road recently with Josh Schertz, the highly successful head coach at Lincoln Memorial University, a Division II school in Tennessee.  One of the great things about being on the road is the different people you get to spend time with and learn from through conversation. We were talking about […]

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Managing and Coaching

Some really great stuff here in a blog post from Monique Valcour on the importance of coaching as a manager in the business world. “The most important thing you can do each day is help your team members experience progress at meaningful work.” “Regular communication around development – having coaching conversations – is essential.” “The […]

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Bigs Who Can Catch It

I’ve been watching a lot of post players over the last two weeks during the live recruiting period.  One subtle thing that I love to see that will tell you more about a post player than you think is whether or not he can catch a bad pass.  A big kid who can go get a […]

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Third Ward D

A cool look at how the University of Houston football team branded their defense. http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/aac/2014/07/07/houston-cougars-defense-david-gibbs-tony-levine-trevon-stewart/12154039/

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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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