Book Excerpts: Sleep Smarter

Shawn Stevenson’s new book, Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success, has awesome sleep and living tips for anyone looking to attack every day with a fully rested body and mind. It’s great for athletes and coaches a like, and is sure to offer tips […]

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JD Gravina: Head Coach at Western Illinois University

Western Illinois Head Coach, JD Gravina, has taken the Leathernecks to new heights in his seven years at the helm. They have reached 20 wins for two consecutive seasons and are known for their high-scoring offense. The 2016-2017 season recorded a long list of awards including the program’s first Summit League Regular Season Championship in […]

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Bill Ferrara: Assistant Coach at the University of New Mexico

Bill Ferrara is in his first season as an Assistant Coach for the University of New Mexico Women’s Basketball Team. Prior to working with the Lobos he served two seasons on staff with the Florida Gators and worked closely with the guards. His resume also includes stints with George Washington, where he helped the Colonials […]

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QUICK HITS – The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

  The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable Patrick Lencioni In this leadership fable, Lencioni outlines five common dysfunctions that teams face: Absence of Trust Fear of Conflict Lack of Commitment Avoidance of Accountability Inattention to Results Below is a summary of Lencioni’s five dysfunctions as well as ways to overcome them. Absence […]

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Sammi Goldsmith: Graduate Assistant at Virginia Tech

Sammi Goldsmith is in her second year as a graduate assistant for the Virginia Tech women’s basketball staff. A 2016 Lynchburg College graduate, Goldsmith earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and played point guard for the women’s basketball team. In her final season, Goldsmith served as captain and led her team to their first […]

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QUICK HITS: Definition of Success, John Wooden

In this TED Talk, John Wooden, the late UCLA Men’s Basketball Coach, speaks about his definition of success: piece of mind only attained through self satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you’re capable. His definition of success, as well as one of his guiding principles, is based upon never […]

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Vontreece Hayes: Graduate Assistant Coach at University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Vontreece Hayes enters her third season with Maryland Eastern Shore, after finishing her collegiate career at Greensboro College in North Carolina. In her final season, Hayes was a captain for the Pride where they won the 2015 USA South Conference Regular Season and Tournament Title as #1 Northern division champions. Hayes also participated in the […]

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Erin Horne: Graduate Assistant at Mercer University

Inspire. Empower. Serve. Those are the words that Orlando native, Erin Horne lives by as she pursues her young coaching career. Entering her first year as a graduate assistant, Erin Horne joined the Mercer Bears Women’s Basketball staff in August 2017, where she has already found her niche with the Bears. Prior to joining the […]

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Ali Sanders: Graduate Assistant with the University of Florida WBB

Ali Sanders is in her second year with the University of Florida’s women’s basketball staff. Sanders began her journey with the Gators as a Video Assistant in August of 2016, before transitioning to a Graduate Assistant in January of 2017. The Sleepy Hollow, Illinois, native is pursuing a Master of Science in Sport Management. Preparing […]

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Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long Term Fulfillment by George Leonard

As coaches we often hear and preach the “process” over the result. Mastery by George Leonard takes that even further and helps us to understand more that the journey is the reward. Great knowledge nuggets are below on mastery, practice, focus and fulfillment. “… perhaps we’ll never know how far the path can go, how […]

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