I Know I Can Count On You

If you are always on time to your 8:00 class, I know I can count on you. If you are first on the floor for a loose ball, I know I can count on you. If you will talk to me honestly, even when it’s not comfortable, I know I can count on you. If […]

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And or But


Nick Saban has two kinds of players – “and” or “but” guys.

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Getting Past It

“As I walked out the door award the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” – Nelson Mandela In no way am I comparing anything we go through as coaches to what Nelson Mandela went through.  I just love […]

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Sports Performance


Perhaps the biggest change for college athletes is the commitment to a full-time sports performance program.  Athleticdirectoru.com takes a look at what a comprehensive sports performance program is all about.

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The Trust Necessary to Build a Great Team

Found this concept of trust used by Patrick Lencioni in his book “The Advantage” very interesting. Many people think of trust in a predictive sense; if you can come to know how a person will behave in a given situation, you can trust her.  I’ve known Sarah for years, and I can trust that when […]

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Solitude and Leadership


This is a copy of a speech that was delivered to the plebe class of 2009 at West Point by William Deresiewicz.  I have posted it before, but it remains one of the best articles I’ve ever read on leadership. “True leadership means being able to think for yourself and act on your convictions.” “Thinking […]

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Finding Value in Difficulty

“A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.” – Charles de Gaulle Dealing with adversity is something we talk about all the time as coaches, and plenty of leadership gurus have made millions writing books about the […]

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"A Hall of Fame player who allowed me to bring him off the bench for the last decade because it would make us a better team."

Gregg Popovich on Manu Ginobli

Brian Kelly


Brian Kelly is transparent about changes he needed to make at Notre Dame.

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Buzz Williams – Get Better


Buzz Williams has a great approach towards getting better.

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