BTW 011: Do We Need a National Signing Day with Michael Cross

The 2017 National Letter of Intent November early signing period recently concluded. This year, college football will have its first early signing period, from December 20th to the 22nd. Have you ever asked why do we have National Letter of Intent signing dates in college sports? What's so magical about these dates? What if we didn't have

By |December 1st, 2017|

BTW 010: College Basketball Scandal. W.I.S.E. Recruiting

On September 26th, the college sports world was rocked by an F.B.I. investigation of college basketball, which lead to the arrests of 10 people, including four assistant coaches and two Adidas executives. The fallout has also included the firing of Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino by the University of Louisville. And this is just the beginning. On this

By |September 29th, 2017|

My 10 Favorite Podcasts for Rising Coaches

My Personal Podcast Process Podcasts are a fantastic way to fit education and inspiration into your day.  Podcasts can be as little as 5, 10, or 15 minutes long, while others can go an hour or more. But just like your DVR, you can pause and come back to them. If you have an iPhone,

By |September 20th, 2017|

BTW 009: Take Control of Your Recruiting Process with Dan Tudor – Part 1

How do you control your recruiting process? Do you even have a process? My guest on this episode is Dan Tudor of Tudor Collegiate Strategies. Dan has done an amazing job of taking professional selling processes, skills and tactics and has applied them to athlete recruiting. Dan shares what recruits and parents are looking for during the

By |September 20th, 2017|

BTW 008: Rising Coaches Elite 2017

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the 8th Annual Rising Coaches Elite 2017 Conference. Rising Coaches Elite is an annual conference that provides professional development for basketball coaches, primarily just starting in their careers. Most of the attendees are graduate assistants, directors of basketball operations and team managers. Attendees came from a wide range of

By |August 8th, 2017|

BTW 007: Stand Out On The Recruiting Trail

It's July, which means we are in the college basketball summer evaluation period. Coaches will travel throughout the country evaluating high school players at AAU tournaments, camps and summer leagues. As a college coach, just as you are looking for high school players that stand out as prospects for your program, the summer is also perhaps the

By |July 12th, 2017|