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The Importance of Mentors – A Tribute to Coach Ed Siegel

–Shaun Busick, Zionsville High School, Zionsville, IN  I remember early in my coaching career attending the annual IBCA Spring Coaches Clinic and being in awe of the veteran coaches who coached the best teams in the state.  Coaching icons like Jack Butcher, Bill Green,… Continue Reading “The Importance of Mentors – A Tribute to Coach Ed Siegel”

One of the Best Decisions of my Life

After 25 years of coaching on the boys side, Coach took over the girls program. Here’s his take on year 1. Jimmy Dolan, Weymouth HS, MA Taking Over a Program : Year 1  After a year away from the sidelines the Girls Varsity Basketball… Continue Reading “One of the Best Decisions of my Life”

Creating an Effective Play Card

As Bob Knight once said, “The key is not the will to win… everybody has that.  It is the will to prepare to win that is important.” For successful coaches, that preparation comes in the form of countless hours spent in practices, film sessions,… Continue Reading “Creating an Effective Play Card”

Twitter Roundtable: Your Best Advice

We selected a couple responses from each of the questions posed on Twitter last week Your best advice to aspiring head coaches Ryan Varga, SB Washington HS (IN), @whscoachvargaAsk as many questions as possible! Most aspiring coaches start off as assistants, but there is… Continue Reading “Twitter Roundtable: Your Best Advice”

Powerful Balance

Coach is a state champion basketball coach, a national champion power lifter, and has 7 children: How does he do it all?? FINDING BALANCE AS A HIGH SCHOOL COACH–Marc Davidson, Blackhawk Christian High School, Fort Wayne, IN It seems that everyone is trying to… Continue Reading “Powerful Balance”

Teaching and Coaching

—Aaron Garrett, Batesville High School, Batesville, IN If I had only known. If I had only known that on Friday the 13th of March 2020 would have been the last time I would see my 161 eighth-graders all together at school. I would have… Continue Reading “Teaching and Coaching”

The Change Up:

Why a devoted man-to-man defensive coach switched to zone defense –Shaun Busick, Zionsville High School, Zionsville, IN My varsity coaching career has spanned over 25 years in the state of Indiana, and throughout most of my career I was a die-hard man-to-man defense advocate.  However,… Continue Reading “The Change Up:”

End-of-Season Recognition During a Quarantine

After our season concludes, the icing on the cake is to celebrate each team with an end-of-season banquet.  This is a way to bring families together and honor those who have dedicated so much time to what we do in the winter. Due to… Continue Reading “End-of-Season Recognition During a Quarantine”

The Unspoken Truths of State Title Teams

Admittedly, I was a bit apprehensive about the title of this piece. You’ve all read the books, watched the documentaries, and heard the speeches from those we look up to and seek out for guidance. What could I possibly add to the dialogue? Truth… Continue Reading “The Unspoken Truths of State Title Teams”

Adding Counters to Your Sets

As mentioned in our initial post, “X’s and O’s are the easy part.  Developing that feel, that’s the tough part.”   As coaches, we have to know which buttons to press on the offensive end.  This requires a feel for our playbook, our personnel and… Continue Reading “Adding Counters to Your Sets”