Coach Columns

The Renaissance Man
And this is the way it was, The phone call came each year for 14 years from 1994 until 2006, the day before basketball practice started;   Joe, its Skip, Good Luck to the Hounds! How’....
Heart of Gold
It’s Valentine’s Day. So naturally everywhere you look you see hearts. It’s a day when you think about their sweethearts. But I also think about people that have heart and people tha....
Common Looking People
Like many of you, every day when I come into my office my eyes sweep over the memorabilia and photos that grace my desk and shelves. This is my sanctuary and I alone determine what photos or pieces of....
The Sweetness of a Road Win
Our friend the late Coach Skip Prosser was one of the most genuine and caring individuals in the game of basketball. It seems like every coach has a story about time they spent with Skip. He had a spe....
The Game Is Not The Same
I have always enjoyed my time in the game, but I have never enjoyed it more than when I was broadcasting games in the Atlantic 10 in the mid to late 1990’s. Every time I had Xavier game, I looke....
The Legacy of Gene Bartow
The game lost a great coach and the profession lost an outstanding human being with the passing of Gene Bartow. During my time at Appalachian State I got to know his son, Murry. Over the years we h....
January Challenges Coaches
It’s rarely talked about and more often overlooked, but the month of January is a challenging month for all coaches. And it's almost here. Let's look at a month the presents many challen....
History of Winning
As career coaches we spend many hours learning as much as possible about our game, our profession, and what it takes to achieve success in the wild world of college athletics. As assistant coaches, we....
Remembering September 11
This feature was written when Seth Greenberg was the head coach at Virginia Tech. It’s hard to believe that it has been 10 years since the attack on America. Still vivid are the images of the....
Looking Back 10 Years Later
It was Thursday September 6, 2001. The recruiting period was underway and we were busy trying to improve our team. At the time I was an assistant coach under Gary Williams at the University of Marylan....