In His Father’s Footsteps


Really good read linked below on LeMoyne (NCAA D2) head coach Patrick Beilein, the son of John Beilein. While his dad is one of the titans of our industry and one of the best basketball minds there is, I have an immense amount of respect for what Patrick has done at LeMoyne where he has gone 49-14 the last two years after rebuilding the roster in year 1. Good stuff below in the linked article on how he differs from his dad, his thoughts on culture and how coaching has changed from when he was a player.

“And it started with culture. Culture will eventually outlast talent. You could have all the talent in the world. If you don’t have a structure, culture behind it…culture is just doing the right thing because it’s the right thing to do, whether it’s on the court or off the court. Practice starts at eight, you understand you’ve got to be here a little bit early to be ready, get your mind right. Be early to class. Prepare yourself by going to class and then going to lunch before your next class. That’s the culture of doing the little things that eventually translate onto the court and the bigger things.”

FULL ARTICLE

For more on Beilein:
-Division II coach with famous last name follows his father’s unusual path (LINK)
-This week on The Conversation, Carrie Lazarus sits down with Le Moyne College coach Patrick Beilein (LINK)

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