Buzz Williams is the head coach at Marquette University and is in his 5th season there (12-13). Coach Williams has been able to take the Eagles to the sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament twice in his time there. He has coached multiple players that have gone on to play in the NBA. His program is known for their hard play, work ethic, and character. These basketball coaching clinic notes were taken from when Buzz Williams spoke at the Rising Coaches basketball clinic in 2010.
Basketball Coaching Clinic Notes
Success is found in your daily agenda.
“The general is the only one that loves the killer.”
- Your Head Coach needs the killers.
- Be a killer!
- Be a killer every day.
- Be ready to grind and work.
- That must be your mentality if you want to be elite.
You will have a lid on your success if you are not willing to sacrifice.
What are you doing today?
- What are you doing tomorrow?
- Have you learned all the steps on your journey?
- Or are you just going through the journey and not learning?
What separates you from everyone else?
A question to ask yourself: Can you sign the players on your team now?
- You better be able to if you want your Head Coach to hire you as an assistant.
Do what you’re supposed to do every day.
Your conversations are your personal advertisers!
- Don’t ever talk down to someone.
- Always (ALWAYS) talk UP to people.
- Introduce yourself, have confidence, and make an impression.
- They are going to form an impression of you anyways, so control that impression!
You have 2 things you can change in your life:
- The books you read.
- The people you meet.
Study those books, and build those relationships!
- Study both success and study failures!
- At what point did they fail?
- Why did they fail?
Walk around like you have a black eye every day!
- Be humble.
The game is pure inside the lines!
- When the ball goes up, you can’t hide.
- You better be ready, because the game is coming.
God blesses the intent of our hearts.
Be a servant to the staff.