Wednesday, May 8, 2013


North Carolina's Sylvia Hatchell was the 2nd Keynote Legends speaker (Brendan Suhr was the first) at A Step Up Assistant Coaching Symposium:

Coach Hatchell created her own "thank you tour" where she went around and met everyone that gave her an opportunity.

"I'm not a good loser.  After 5 losses at Francis Marion I actually applied for a job with UPS because I could stand the losing."

Characteristics important for being an assistant coach:

1. Most important quality is loyalty

2. Discipline...she told a story of Charlotte Smith who missed curfew the night before the National Championship game...Charlotte hit a 3 at the buzzer to win the National Championship game...following the National Championship celebration, Charlotte had to run for missing curfew.

Coach Hatchell talked about starting out as a head coach where she had to drive the bus, wash uniforms and sweep floors.

3.'s like the win -- you can't see it but you can see results...treat them the way you want to be treated.

4. Priorities

5. Roles -- know and accept

6. Passion

Coach Hatchell's roles
    #1 The Players I have
    #2 Recruiting
    #3 Everything else