Friday, May 3, 2019


This is certainly a specific set of summer pick-up guidelines from Coach Majerus but you can absolutely see what he is trying to emphasize with his team.  What your points of emphasis in pick up that will help improve your team?

1. Deny every pass; get back-doored every time = Overplay, ear in chest, on & up the line
2. On catch, put your nose on the chest, force dribble, and level him off.
3. Stance = On ball, Denial, Help.
4. Front the Post = At all times when ball is outside of the funnel
5. Foul Shots – All great shooters know their exact FT%; all bad ones preface with “about”
6. Close out to everybody as though they are a great shooter = no jump shots
    Get a nose in their chest;  force baseline

Wednesday, March 27, 2019


I'm incredibly excited about this event and looking forward to growing in my personal and professional life on April 10 at the Hall of Champions at Kyle Field.  I've known Don Yaegar for 20 years and he is a transformative speaker.  Ed Molitor is a former coach that has dedicated his life to helping groups and individuals find success.

The Center for Executive Development at Mays Business School in partnership with The Molitor Group

Join Don Yaeger and Ed Molitor in the Ford Hall of Champions at Kyle Field for Unleashing Greatness, a Leadership Performance event where they will share with you the traits and behaviors of high-performing leaders in athletics. They will demonstrate how those same traits and behaviors intersect with remarkable business leaders. More importantly, they will show you how you can further develop these traits and behaviors to unleash your individual and collective greatness.

There is no better setting for this powerful event: the Ford Hall of Champions was part of an unprecedented transformation of Kyle Field and continues in the traditions of the greatness of Texas A&M. For one day, the Ford Hall of Champions will serve as a gathering place for some of the top business leaders and teams in the region.

This setting will provide a memorable experience in a creative environment and help us break away from the typical conference setting. The Ford Hall of Champions setting means fewer interruptions and more focus — a day out of the office provides an opportunity to take a mental break from the never-ending to-do list and the usual distractions that pop up throughout the day.

Our day together will be broken down into three sections where Don and Ed plan to go deep on:
•Unleashing Greatness through Authentic and Resilient Leadership
•Recruiting in a Tight Labor Market and Stopping the Revolving Door
•Embracing the Power of Greatness- Game-Changers that you will not find in the playbook

Additionally there will be an interactive Q&A Section. The practices we cover will equip you with the tools to:
•Increase your self-awareness
•Communicate authentically
•Leverage your strengths
•Develop and strengthen powerful relationships
•Develop an unshakeable foundation of trust
•Build a culture worth fighting for
•Develop a champion mindset built through self-discipline and repetition
•Unleash Your Greatness

Click here for more details and how to register:

Wednesday, January 9, 2019


Without question, in the very best of organizations, accountability starts at the top.  There are few things more powerful then when the leader stands up in front of all and takes the credit for failures with his team.  

I'm not surprised that Alabama's Nick Saban did just the that with his post game comments after loosing to Clemson in the National Championship game: 
“I just have a feeling that I didn’t do a very good job for our team, with our team, giving them the best opportunity to be successful, I always feel that way, even sometimes when we win, I think there’s things we could do better or that I could have done better. But particularly in this case, never really ever got comfortable with what we needed to do to win this game, especially on defense, especially the matchups we had in our secondary versus their receivers. That was something that was kind of bothering me going into the game, and as the game unfolded, it worked out that those matchups were a big difference in the game.”
Another reason I believe he took that approach is that he worked for and learned from another coaching/teaching great in Bill Belichick. In the book "Belichick" by Ian O'Connor, the writer talks about the Patriots locker room after New England's loss in Super Bowl XXLI.  After all, the Patriots had completed a perfect season to that point with a record of 18-0 before a heartbreaking loss to the New York Giants 17-14 kept them from making history.

Here is what O'Connor wrote about the post-game locker room:
Almost to a man, the Patriots were slumped at their lockers and silently blaming themselves.  Ever after a soul-crushing defeat, these players were wired to look in their own mirrors when assigning culpability.  It was part of the ethos of what would become known as the Patriots Way.
Into this dark abyss stepped the head coach of the New England Patriots.  What is he going to say? players thought to themselves.  What can any coach possibly say in this moment?  Belichick stood among these shattered men and started to speak.  “It’s more emotional than I’ve ever seen Bill,” said Heath Evans.
As low as he’d ever been, Belichick rose to his chief responsibility.  “He said, ‘We didn’t prepare you guys well enough.  The coaches didn’t do a good enough job, and that falls on me.  I didn’t prepare you guys well enough, and I’m really sorry for that,” Stallworth recounted.  “He didn’t blame the coaches.  He blamed himself for everything and he apologized for that.  He could easily said, ‘It sucks, but we dint’ make enough players.’  He didn’t mention the players at all...To me, that shows a lot about who he is as a person.”
Evans said Belichick took specific responsibility for the offensive failure in the game.  “He owned the situation, and it wasn’t verbiage,” the fullback said.  “He owned the situation, and it wasn’t verbiage.”

As a leader, part of taking charge is taking ownership of the failures and giving credit to others for victory.  It's what the best leaders do.