From the Bench

12 rules for new coaches

As a former athletic director and coaching educator, I have seen many young coaches enter and leave the coaching ranks. I thought a few simple rules m... more »

Developing young post players

Even though post play has been somewhat diminished with the dribble-drive offense and the high screen and roll offensive sets, it's still a skill that... more »

Training with a Passion

Coaching is a logical career choice for athletes unable to shake their passion for the game, but that never quite satisfied Ganon Baker. Countless hou... more »

Transfer epidemic has no easy cure

Few things are more frustrating in the game of basketball right now than the transfer epidemic that has plagued the high school and college levels. It... more »

Going his own way

John Hutchcraft isn't much for scheming and play calling. If a player has the ball and they're open, shoot it — it's that simple. Some coaches mi... more »

West Liberty

There's no telling what coaches might give to learn the secrets behind West Liberty's high-octane offense, but none of it would matter. You can't have... more »

Hurricane watch

Miami was the only team to beat Duke last season and miss the NCAA Tournament, a fact that still haunts coach Jim Larrañaga. His Hurricanes manhandle... more »

Graphics honor past, present athletes at Northwestern Oklahoma

Northwestern Oklahoma State University last year made a number of improvements to its weight room and football facilities, and now other teams want in... more »

Getting on board with new technology in basketball programs

When Kyle Murphy began working at Hudl nearly seven years ago, it was led by no more than a handful of employees. The staff there today numbers more t... more »

The Case for Cuts

One of the most difficult times for any coach is tryouts. Some schools have programs where the numbers dictate the need for making cuts. No coach enjo... more »


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