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April 20, 2010

Starting A Program From Scratch

As a team-building exercise, many coaches across sports today have their players get together, watch a movie, then discuss it afterward. Players tend to focus on how the characters struggled, survived, worked together and thrived. Typically, the movi...

February 24, 2010

Don Meyer’s Mission

Early in Don Meyer’s 37-year coaching career, he attended Bobby Knight’s Coaching Academy…and came home with 145 pages of notes. There are a lot of words to describe Meyer, college basketball’s all-time leader in victories, and current head m...

February 23, 2010

Basketball: Making the 3-pointer a priority in your offense

Revered basketball coach Don Meyer coached squads that led the country in scoring average on five separate occasions. His teams typically featured a balance of low-post players who score close to the hoop, and outside sharp-shooters who pick up extra...

February 10, 2010

Wis. Hoops Team To Forfeit Game For Suspended Coach

The boys basketball team at Oconto High (Wis.) is planning to forfeit its nonconference game at Gillett tonight to show support for its coach, Mike Ruechel. Ruechel has been suspended indefinitely by the school after receiving a technical foul in Fri...

February 10, 2010

UConn’s Calhoun Taking Medical Leave

Tom Calhoun, the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Connecticut, is taking a medical leave of absence from the team. His physician said he has recommended Calhoun take this leave to "address some temporary medical issues, none of ...

February 10, 2010

Team Sets Texas Hoops Scoring Record By Netting 170 Points

Yates High (Texas) scored 170 points in a boys basketball game last night in a 170-35 victory over Lee High. Yates, which led 100-12, continued to press into the second half, causing the Lee coach Jacques Armant to say he felt "disrespected" and that...

February 5, 2010

Profile Of A Female Coach Of A Boys Varsity Hoops Team

It’s rare to see a woman as the head coach of a boys varsity team, especially basketball, but Kelly Anderson is challenging stereotypes at Ulen-Hitterdal High (Minn.) Only 63 women coached the 2,865 boys varsity teams in the state last year wit...

February 5, 2010

Notre Dame’s McGraw Wins No. 600

Muffet McGraw, the head women’s coach at Notre Dame, won her 600th career game Tuesday with a 78-60 victory over Louisville. She has coached 28 seasons, including 23 at Notre Dame.

February 5, 2010

Miller Fired By Penn

Just seven games into the season, Penn has fired its men’s basketball coach, Glen Miller. The Quakers are 0-7. First-year assistant Jerome Allen is the interim coach.

February 5, 2010

McKnight Is Winningest Hoops Coach In Calif. History

Despite being thousands of miles from home, Mater Dei (Calif.) head boys basketball coach Gary McKnight, won his 844th career game Monday night to make his the all-time winningest coach in California history. Mater Dei defeated Hyattsville DeMatha (M...