Travis Daugherty is the author of “The Lens: Raising a Champion Athlete and Man in Today’s Myopic World”. He is also the head boys basketball coach at Mt. Vernon High School in Fortville, Indiana. Entering the 2017-18 season, he has a career record of 172-122 in 13 seasons as a head coach. Daugherty’s head coaching career started at Tipton High School from 2004-2009, where his teams won back-to-back sectional and conference championships. In 2008, he received the Indiana Basketball Coach’s Association Bob King Coach of the Year award. From 2009-2013, Travis served as the Head Coach at Bishop Chatard High School in Indianapolis, and he started at Mt. Vernon in 2013-14. He won a state championship for Alexandria-Monroe H.S. and then went on to have a stellar collegiate career at Anderson University. In addition to coaching responsibilities, Travis also serves as a high school English teacher at Mt. Vernon. His most important job in life is his role as a husband and father. He and his wife, Jessica, were married in 2003 and have three children: Aden, Owen, and Leah.
In today’s episode, we discuss:
- Why he wrote a book on parenting
- What good and bad parenting looks like
- How writing this book has changed him as a coach and parent
Books, Resources, and Links Mentioned in the Podcast
Travis’ Twitter: @mvcoachd
Newsletter Archive: www.thelensbook.com/newsletter
Higher Level Basketball Camps: http://higherlevelsports.com
The Lens: Raising a Champion Athlete and Man in Today’s Myopic World by Travis Daugherty
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dwick
InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives by Joe Ehrmann
Past “Success is a Choice” podcast episodes of interest …
- Bobby Cox (IHSAA Commissioner) – Episode 019
- Todd Gongwer (LEAD…for God’s Sake) – Episode 062
- Chad Briscoe (Grace College A.D.) – Episode 014
- Darrin Gray (All Pro Dad) – Episode 059
- Ryan McCarty (Culture of Good) – Episode 007
- Dwane Casey (Toronto Raptors head coach) – Episode 001
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