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Building Blocks for a Successful Program

Aaron Thompson, Head Coach at Evansville Christian High School, Evansville, IN Fundamentals.  Growth Mindset.  Culture.  These are common words used by coaches and leaders across the count, especially in the sports world.  Without meaning…an understanding by the team of what they mean…”words” are all… Continue Reading “Building Blocks for a Successful Program”

The Role of the Assistant Coach

Abraham Schwartz, Assistant Coach at Perry Central High School, Leopold, IN Holding the title of an assistant basketball coach for a high school in Southern Indiana could mean many different things.  Roles may vary from manager to janitor and sometimes, even parent. If you… Continue Reading “The Role of the Assistant Coach”

Different Level, Same Approach

I was fortunate to coach with Jason Delaney and Aundrey Wright for the Indy Heat 17’s EYBL team last season. What’s unique about the staff was we headed into the AAU seaspn all as high school head coaches as well. I really enjoyed our… Continue Reading “Different Level, Same Approach”

Win The Interview

—John Atkins, CAA, Athletic Director – Corydon Central High School Think for a moment about any interview you have been in as a coach. What stood out to you about the people who were conducting that interview? Were they going through the motions and… Continue Reading “Win The Interview”

Extremely Competitive and All-Consuming

A Peek into the High School Hoops Scene in LA Colin Pfaff is entering his fifth season as head boys basketball coach at  Windward High School, a private school of about 500 students in Los Angeles.  “Windward does a great job balancing athletics and… Continue Reading “Extremely Competitive and All-Consuming”

Program Staples of Reitz Basketball

Michael Adams, Reitz High School, Evansville, IN When you asked me to share, I was honored and humbled.  I know as the years keep passing by, more than 30 years now, that I find myself wondering more and more, how are other coaches doing things?  Am I… Continue Reading “Program Staples of Reitz Basketball”

A Couple Seats Down the Bench

Brandon Allman, Brownstown Central High School, Brownstown, IN How much different could things really be moving just a couple of seats down the bench? Being the freshmen boys basketball coach, I already plan my own practices, take care of paperwork, transportation to and from… Continue Reading “A Couple Seats Down the Bench”

Week of May 5 Recap

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My Foundation for Surviving in Coaching

Kevin Oxley, Tecumseh High School, Lynnville, IN Just having completed my 37th year of coaching, the first nine as an assistant and the last twenty-eight as head coach (and unbelievably, all at the same school), I am frequently asked by young coaches, “Why and… Continue Reading “My Foundation for Surviving in Coaching”

Recruiting that STEMs from Academia

The recruiting steps for student-athletes as viewed through the lens of a Division III coach at a high academic STEM institution –-Coach Rusty Loyd, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology THE OVERALL LANDSCAPE – It is important to understand that every school,… Continue Reading “Recruiting that STEMs from Academia”