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Greg Kampe’s Beat Cancer Event

I spoke with Oakland head coach Greg Kampe today, and he filled me in on an unbelieveable event that he is running next month to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  Kampe, who has been the head coach at Oakland for the past 31-years, has organized a one of a kind weekend, including golf and

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Game Planning for Mother Nature

Game Planning for Mother Nature By: Bert DeSalvo With the recent storm postponing games throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England earlier this week, Head Coaches need to have a plan for their programs in case their weekly schedule suddenly changes. Here are some things to consider when adjusting to Mother Nature: 1. Safety First –

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Tips On Dealing With The “Uncoachable”

Tips On Dealing With The “Uncoachable” By: Brad Forestieri, Assistant Coach Men’s Basketball Coach Mercy College So far in my young coaching career, I’ve come across what some would call the “uncoachable” player. You know, the one who rolls their eyes when you say something to them or mumbles something under their breath.The one that

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Competitive Greatness

Competitive Greatness By: Tim McDonald – Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Cabrini College This is a topic that should be of interest to all coaches and athletes. Are you born with the attributes that it takes to be competitive and to have competitive greatness or are these skills and attributes that are learned during the course

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Five ‘Musts’ Assistants Need From Their Head Coaches

Five ‘Musts’ Assistants Need From Their Head Coaches By Bert DeSalvo College and professional coaches are part of a crazy profession. Where else do 18-22 year old adolescents make or break the careers of the people they are associated with due to their athletic performance and everyday decision-making abilities? As a result, college coaches are

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2013 DI coaching changes

Here’s the up-to-date list of 2013 DI coaching changes: School: (old coach) new coach American: (Jeff Jones) Mike Brennan Ball State: (Billy Taylor) James Whitford Buffalo: (Reggie Witherspoon) Bobby Hurley Butler: (Brad Stevens) Brandon Miller Cal Riverside: (Jim Woolridge) Dennis Cutts [interim] Cal State Fullerton: (Andy Newman) Dedrique Taylor Cal State Northridge: (Bobby Braswell) Reggie

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HoopDirt’s Mission Statement

I am assuming that everyone has seen the movie Jerry Maguire…the flick where uber-sports agent Maguire has a breakdown and decides to write a “mission statement.” He is angry about what his business has become and decides that he needs to change it. He goes off the deep-end and comes up with his game changing

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2012 DI Coaching Changes

Here’s a list of the DI coaching changes that have been made so far. I will update the list daily. Total changes as of 9/18/12: 46 School (Previous Coach) New Coach • Air Force – (Jeff Reynolds) – Dave Pilipovich • Binghamton – (Mark Macon) – Tommy Dempsey • Brown – (Jesse Agel) Mike Martin

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