Linked below are a great set of notes from the Graduate Assistant Career Forum from this year’s AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) Convention. There are a ton of things in these notes that are great advice for up-and-coming coaches in any sport. I thought James Franklin’s point were particularly good. I appreciate Chris Richardson for passing this link along.
Franklin: One thing I miss about being a position coach is my relationships with a room. I know the whole team now, but I miss knowing one position so well. Sometimes I don’t like that I don’t get personal time with them. As a head coach, I understand I set the tone when I walk in the door. If I’m in a good mood, the whole building’s in a good mood. If I’m in a bad mood, the whole building’s in a bad room. That’s why it’s important I’m consistent. We believe you can coach kids really hard if you love them hard. You can’t go crazy if they do something wrong and not do it when they do something right.
Notes from the previous year’s forum can be found HERE
For more on the coaching industry:
-Advice to my younger self: Boeheim, Izzo, Coach K, etc. (LINK)
-Former Cavs GM David Griffin podcast (LINK)
-Dane Fife on working for Izzo (LINK)
-Chris Beard clinic notes (LINK)
-Kyle Shanahan: The making of an NFL head coach (LINK)