Players

I really enjoy talking with young coaches who are navigating their way around the college coaching business.  When I knew I wanted to be a coach I tried to reach out to everyone I could to gain some knowledge on how to get into coaching, and I feel like we should all give what we […]

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Do Nothing

In 2010, my 5th year at RIC, we were getting ready to play in the LEC Championship game on Saturday morning.  The game was a 3:00 tip, and with the semi-finals being played the night before we met in the morning for film.  As we were getting ready for the film session and the players […]

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To Lead, Start By Following

Great stuff from the Harvard Business Review on how learning to follow makes you a better leader from Kim Peters and Alex Haslam: There is no shortage of advice for those who aspire to be effective leaders. One piece of advice may be particularly enticing: if you want to be a successful leader, ensure that […]

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Getting Your Next Job

I have a lot of conversations with young coaches about getting their next job.  I’ve never really been involved in ay other business, but it seems like in coaching there are a lot of young people who don’t feel like they have great guidance on how to move forward.  Maybe it’s because in other lines […]

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Taking Over

My thoughts on taking over a new organization for AthleticDirectorU: My first head coaching job was at Rhode Island College, where I took over a very talented team that had no history of success. When I left to become the head coach at the University of Maine, I similarly inherited a program that needed a […]

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The Elam Ending

I spent some time last week working with The Basketball Tournament, the two million dollar, winner-take-all, summer professional tournament in it’s 5th year.  It’s a high level tournament that should be a staple of the summer for years to come.  Check out the semi-finals and the finals this week on ESPN.  It really is good […]

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