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coaches and athletic directors

August 23, 2010

Drills for inbounding the basketball

Probably the most rewarding part of coaching basketball is breaking down the game to eliminate mistakes. The most successful coaches have the ability to see the little things that win or lose games. One of those simple "little things" has to be th...


June 22, 2010

The role of summer camps in recruiting

The recruitment process in Division I intercollegiate athletics is filled with rules, regulations and can completely take over a coach’s life. Further, it is vital that coaches become proficient in the recruitment process to gain the best athletes....


June 15, 2010

Shared Facility Funding: Field Of Broken Promises

In September 2006, an artificial turf field was unveiled to a packed house under the Friday night lights at Wisconsin’s Brookfield Central High School (BCHS).  In addition to a state-of-the-art field for football, soccer, track and the band, t...


April 23, 2010

Try this aggressive half-court defense

There aren’t a lot of secrets in basketball anymore. There’s too much exposure. The key is how hard are you willing to work to get your players to implement your game plan day-in and day-out in both practice and in games. If you have a team...


April 6, 2010

Brian Kelly’s big run & touchdown pass play

Editor’s Note: Coach & Athletic Director interviewed Brian Kelly weeks prior to him taking the Notre Dame head-coaching job. At the time, Kelly was leading the undefeated Cincinnati Bearcats and discussed the importance of having a running atta...


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...


January 29, 2010

Rescuing The Defensive Back

4 tips & 6 drills for better secondary playRecent styles of offenses have forced defensive schemes to change. New defenses, like the 3-3-5, 3-5-3 or modified 40 fronts have emerged in response to the shift in today’s offensive philosophy to...


October 2, 2009

On the War (Eagle) Path

Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville has every right to be mad after his program was denied a shot at its first national title. Instead, he’s focused on guiding the Tigers to the BCS Championship Game and leaving no doubts. Todd J. Van Emst, ...