Coach Columns

Always a Winner
It was May 28, 2007, the final day of Operation Hardwood IV. After six days of competition, we are playing in the championship game. It’s been an incredible week at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait City, ....
Importance of Leadership
Leadership is crucial for any team, program, or organization to be successful. Many young people do not understand what it takes to be an effective captain or leader. I always look for the individuals....
It's Not All Glamour
This column was written when Seth Greenberg was the head coach at Virginia Tech. How many college sports span two semesters? Just one. Unlike football, which begins and ends in the fall semester or....
The Importance of Balance
Balance. We hear that word used quite often in sport. Having a good balance is crucial to the success of a team, but it’s not what most would think. It’s less about a balanced attack an....
Everybody's Mentor
I have been following College Insider for well over a decade now and one of the things I thoroughly enjoyed is the many columns, authored by coaches. For the most part my contributions have been more ....
Lefty
Since his retirement a few years ago, there have been some wonderful features and accounts of the coaching career of Charles "Lefty" Driesell. Some have focused on his 786 wins, taking four ....
One of the Best Ever
I was really excited when I first learned that CollegeInsider.com was going to create an award to honor Coach Lou Henson. I felt it was long overdue that Coach Henson receives such an honor. When ther....
Defense: Effort, Passion and C...
Defense wins basketball games. Offense only determines the margin of victory. It’s always interesting to hear people talk about teams that are great defensive teams, as opposed to those that ....
Recruiting the Right Fit
This column was written when Ron Everhart was the head coach at Duquesne. There are so many key elements involved in the recruiting of a student athlete. Whether or not he can play at the next leve....
Mid-Major Comish
Let me start by saying it’s an honor to be the named the chairman of the Mid-Major Top 25 voting panel. Now in its’ tenth year of existence, the Mid-Major Top 25 has become the authority o....