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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Grit: Angela Duckworth

After years and years of research Angela Duckworth argues that the number one character trait to success is Grit. Which makes one ask, is Grit innate or is it developed? For any coach or teacher the answer to that question can dramatically change your teaching philosophy. In her book and her famous TED Talk, Duckworth […]

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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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Aisha Foy: Graduate Assistant at Southeast Missouri State

Aisha Foy is a 2nd year Graduate Assistant at Southeast Missouri State (SEMO). She finished her playing career as a First team all-conference point guard and Radford Athletics Female Leader of the Year & NCAA Woman of the Year school nominee. Aisha served on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Executive Board for 3 years […]

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