From March 10-20, I spent time serving on the NAIA National Tournament Committee. It was a bittersweet experience. Meeting all the coaches, watching all the games, observing many practices and helping the tournament run smoothly was great. However, it was difficult watching the teams play knowing that we had been fairly close to qualifying ourselves. If only we’d won 1-2 more games, we might have been one of the 32-teams that earned a bid. I must say that Rob Edmission’s Oklahoma City University team was extremely impressive throughout the entire tournament. They beat Union University in the championship game, which is no small feat. As I watched the games and thought about how to get my team to the tournament, I came up with some observations. In no particular order, I have listed them below.
I am fairly new to the world of social media, especially twitter. I have an account and have composed some tweets. However, don’t expect me to twit anyone back. I also just learned in the last week that “dm” isn’t short for “you da man”. “Direct Message” makes more sense. I kind of thought that it was strange when people would keep asking me to “dm” them. Okay, whatever dawg…u da man!
(originally published on March 7, 2012)
A recent blog posting by Helen Wheelock got me thinking about coaching job searches and who administrators hire. Seems like most of the talk always centers around the DI coaches, especially the “up-and-comers”. I do not profess to know exactly what makes a good coach in all situations. Good coaches in a bad situation can lead to struggles and failures, whereas unproven coaches (i.e. assistants) in good situations can lead to success and excitement.
“Are we there yet”?
“How much longer”?
The questions are endless.
Then the big-one . . . The question to end all questions . . . The grand-daddy of them all . . .