Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Being True to Who You Are

When the topic of 'coach of the year' comes up, there are several coaches this year that can be part of the conversation. However, for me, no other should be higher on that list of candidates than Tony Bennett from Virginia. Currently, Bennett has taken a below average Virginia basketball program, which has struggled the last several years in the ACC conference and energized the program into becoming an ACC title contender. This article talks about Tony Bennett's philosophy of never getting too high and never getting too low and being true to who you are. These are two concepts that we often preach to our teams, yet we never practice them as coaches and individuals. We need to be more positive throughout the whole game, learn to read our players to develop better relationships with them and stay true to who we are as individuals. Like Bennett on the sidelines, we can be competitive without jumping up and down or using foul language. Here is the link to the full article... http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/27/AR2010012703264.html

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