Luck and landing a college coaching job

Seventeen years after I first was hired as an assistant college basketball coach, I was hired as a part-time head coach at the junior college level. I would like to think that I have earned the opportunity with my work and persistence, but the actual process of landing the job was good fortune and luck. Because many people ask how to get such and such job, here is my story (following my story of how I was hired to coach in Europe). […]

Youth Leagues: Director of Coaching Development

Last month, I suggested one way that a youth organization could raise the funds to pay someone to nurture, develop, assist and train volunteer coaches. I speak to organizations on a regular basis, and most acknowledge a need to offer coaches more assistance, but then they rattle off the excuses as to why they cannot improve the coaching in their organization. […]

Coaching is just Running Plays, Right?

On socalhoops.com, I saw this post from a Southern California coaching association: SCIBCA Fall Coaches Symposium 9:45-10:00am Presentation from Officials Association on New Rules 10:00-10:15am CIF Power Point explaining Playoff Divisional Structure 10:20-10:45am Break Out Session #1: Man Offense, Set Plays, Out of Bounds 10:50-11:15am Break Out Session #2: Zone Offense, Set Plays, Out of Read more about Coaching is just Running Plays, Right?[…]