Thursday, May 13, 2010


After coming back from the Assistant Coaching Professional Development Symposium I will from time to time share some of the things I learned. It was an amazing weekend. I was honored to be a presenter in two sessions but genuinely came back with more than I gave. Hats of to Felicia Hall Allen and her husband Johnny Allen for putting together something that help assistant coaches grow -- and in effect, help us grow the game!

The following notes come from Illinois assistant Lisa Cermignano talking about "How To Think Like A Head Coach."

1. Anticipate...always stay 2 steps ahead.

2. Speak your head coach's language...have open and honest dialogue with your head coach.

3. Put the time in...strive to be better each day; always look to learn.

4. Know your boss.

5. Understand where you are working and who you are working with.

6. Be about an example and keep everyone on the same page.

7. Be proactive...become a housekeeper.

8. Work Ethic

9. Be confident...know the game; know the business; know you.

10. Be loyal! It is not your program; it is not about you; it is not about power; it is not about money.