Joe Kremer was an assistant coach when I first enrolled at Hamilton College. He went on to be a Division 3 head coach, and then became the head coach at Pomfret in Connecticut. He’s currently the Senior Associate Director of admissions at Pomfret. Joe learned he had a tumor in his brain this summer. He […]

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If I Ever Coached Again…

Former Keene State Coach Rob Colbert shared some great thoughts thinking back on his career as a Division 3 head coach. If I ever coached again… 10. I would play 2-3 zone on all BOB plays 9. I would blow the whistle less in scrimmage time 8. I would always hire assistants capable of challenging […]

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“I’m Just Out There Competing… I’m Sorry If I Go About It The Wrong Way.”

I love the way Jimmy Butler competes. Apparently he went back to practice today with the Wolves today and dominated, talking smack to everyone in the gym while he was at it. He admitted that it was the wrong way to go about it. But he used being a competitor as his excuse. “I’m just […]

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Joe Moglia

https://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/sports/college/sun-belt/coastal-carolina-university/article219602340.html

The head football coach at Coastal Carolina is also the chairman of TD Ameritrade. Really interesting approach.

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Control

After my experience at Rhode Island College, I’ve always said that the best training ground for a head coach is at a Division 3 state school. At a D3 school with limited resources, you learn to be low-maintenance. You simply don’t have any other choice. You don’t ask for stuff, you make do with what […]

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That’s Why You Are A Coach

“When I played, I would never do that.” “No one ever had to tell me to do that when I was playing.” “The one thing I did was play hard every day. I don’t understand guys who don’t do that.” It’s a coaching go-to, to talk about how certain players just don’t get it. They […]

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Torey Lovullo

The manager of the diamondbacks is very self-aware when looking at his teams collapse this year down the stretch. Will make you think about how you evaluate yourself as a coach. Lovullo already has a few ideas, aimed at overcoming his natural aversion to changing courses. He rattled off a list familiar to any ardent […]

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Phil Jackson/Steve Kerr

https://story.californiasunday.com/steve-kerr-phil-jackson

Any time Phil Jackson and Steve Kerr get together to talk leadership and coaching it’s well worth your time.

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Selfless

Selfless players… Talk on defense all the time Make the extra pass Show urgency in transition Run hard in sprints Run hard again when their teammate didn’t make it Don’t care who shoots the ball Guard whoever is open Get deflections Clean up the locker room Block out bigger players Take charges Understand the scouting […]

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Tell Them What To Say

Everybody wants their team to talk on defense. But it’s a lot harder than we think. Very few players naturally play the game with intensity and are able to talk while doing it. Talking involves being very selfless and thinking about others, and most players in an intense situation are focused on what they should […]

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