Small College Basketball

Aug 22

Becoming a Transformational Coach

Why do you coach?

Why do you coach the way you do?

What does it feel like to be coaches by you?

How do you define and measure success?

What are your values?

Aug 11

Anonymous said: Have there ever been cases of guys going from NAIA to D1?

Certainly, yet that’s not the intent of the NAIA, as they are four-year programs, not junior colleges.

At the top level of the NAIA, I think that people would be surprised at how talented the NAIA teams and players are…..

Aug 09

Coaches: Understand the Influence of Your Example

"No written word or spoken plea can teach our youth what they should be. Nor all the books on all the shelves. It’s what the teachers are themselves!”  - poem often recited by Coach John Wooden

"Coaches need to live their lives with the understanding that their example is not just the main thing in influencing people - it’s the ONLY thing in influencing young people."  - Coach Don Meyer

"People learn our values by watching us. No matter what we say, people really guage our values by watching us."  - Coach Joe Ehrmann

Coaches:  Do you see the theme here? 

The Legacy of Coach Don Meyer Lives On….

I have a 10-year-old son.  Sometimes I wonder if he listens - or not (most parents will understand that thought). 

A week-and-a-half ago was the first and only time that he and my wife saw the presentation that I give to coaches (we were in Montana, and that particular presentation was given to the coaches that attended the Montana Coaches Association clinic).  They saw a little more than half of the presentation. 

Today, while driving along, my son tells me a story that I didn’t know…’s what he told me….

"Dad, before Mom and I left the hotel for your presentation, I went to throw a napkin in the trash, and I missed.  After I heard you talking about Coach Meyer telling people to pick up trash, I came back to the hotel and put the napkin in the trash can."

Wow, I thought…..for one, he actually listened…..and second, I’m really proud that Coach Don Meyer’s legacy lives on…..”Always seek to leave a place better than you found it.  Pick up trash.”

Aug 07

Legendary Coach Danny Miles announces his retirement, planned for 2016 -

Huge news…..legendary Coach Danny Miles announces retirement at the end of the 2015-16 season!