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. Chemistry...it's like the win -- you can't see it but you can see results...treat them the way you want to be treated.
5. Roles -- know and accept
Coach Hatchell's roles
#1 The Players I have
#3 Everything else