Coach Columns

There is No Tomorrow
One bad stretch and your season is over.  Over the course of a long season you are going to have bad possessions, bad stretches and bad games. It's never a welcome sight for a coach, but i....
It's all About Preparation
While fans are busy filling out their brackets, coaches are busy making preparations to face their first round opponent. And shortly after the brackets are unveiled, coaching staffs immediately begin ....
A Great Present
Over the past 40 years I have grown up watching sports and watching sports change. History may very well remember this era as a time in which college basketball changed for the better.  After all....
Three Prong Fork
Scheduling is an often discussed topic in the world of college athletics.  There are nearly as many approaches to the task as there are programs competing. For us it isn’t the road less tra....
Taking Shots
The 3rd annual Shots from the Heart event will be beginning soon. Once again I am pleased to be participating. This event honors a man who represented everything that is great about college basketb....
The Road Less Traveled
It has been quite a journey, but at last we have a conference affiliation. Longwood’s path to the Big South Conference has certainly gone down the road less traveled. I didn’t realize w....
The Atlantic 10
Over the past few years college basketball has been dominated by change. While the results on the court have made headlines the restructure of conferences has taken center stage.  As a naive b....
Lost Art of Free Throws
It’s a lost art, a thing of the past. Many college basketball analysts use such phrases when describing the current state of free throw shooting. On any given night you can peruse the box scores....
Passion and Intensity
With the start of another basketball season, coaches all across the country are working tirelessly to prepare their respective teams for a successful campaign. Every coach has a slightly different ....
Importance of Assistants
In corporate America the CEO gets all the credit for a company's success. He or she is made out to be the one person responsible for everything good that has come to the company. But there are ....