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March 24, 2011

Basketball: Shaka Smart’s three best inbound plays

DIAGRAM 1: Inbound Play 1 (A). From a box set, 5 screens for 4. 4 heads toward the ball-side corner. 5 then receives a backscreen from 2. 5 rolls to the hoop while 3 shifts for a possible outlet pass.       DIAGRAM ...

February 16, 2011

Ten ways to manage your team with integrity

As coaches, we have to see ourselves as CEOs. So when I read this article listing maxims for success in public relations, I knew it’d be a benefit to us. Much like public relations professionals — and as the CEOs of our programs — we must cons...

February 16, 2011

Ten business truisms that apply to sports, coaching

We should always try to learn and get better. I’m always scouring the internet for anything that makes me a better coach, and I once read an article about business truism that can improve your life. I discovered that many of those principles apply...

December 1, 2010

Measuring the success of your athletic program

If you ask the average fan, or even some coaches, how you measure success in athletics, the most common answer is winning. Parents might, in addition, include factors such as seeing their child as a starter on the team or possibly earning a college s...

October 21, 2010

Select Team Coaches Vs. High School Coaches

Katy, bar the door — this subject hits a raw nerve.There’s a cold war going on right now in amateur athletics. On one side are the high school coaches across the nation. The other side of the skirmish is comprised of the individuals who coach selec...

September 22, 2010

Team players: Getting athletes to accept their roles

Struggling to get some of your athletes — or their parents — to accept their limited roles? You're not alone. Getting your athletes to understand, accept and even embrace their roles is one of the biggest areas for developing a successful team...

February 10, 2010

Yeagley Named Indiana Soccer Coach

After a national search, Indiana University has hired Todd Yeagley as the school’s third men’s soccer coach. Yeagley played at Indiana earned National Player of the Year honors and making the All-American team four times. He had been the ...

February 10, 2010

Ty Detmer Takes Head Coaching Job

Ty Detmer, the 1990 Heisman Trophy winner and 14-year NFL veteran, has been named the new head football coach at St. Andrew’s Episcopal, a private school in Austin, Texas. Last season, St. Andrew’s Episcopal went 0-10.http://www.statesman...

February 10, 2010

South Florida Chooses Skip Holtz

The University of South Florida has chose East Carolina head coach Skip Holtz as its new football coach. Holtz was 38-27 in five seasons with East Carolina. The Pirates won the last two Conference USA title games.

February 10, 2010

Youngstown State Football Names Coach

Youngstown State has named Eric Wolford its new head coach. Wolford had spent this season as the running-game coordinator and offensive line coach at South Carolina.