Jim Fox is a part of the Davidson College men's basketball coaching staff. He is the associate head coach and is going into his 12th season (2012-2013) with the Wildcats. Coach Fox has helped Davidson achieve many team goals one of which is making Davidson into a household name. In this time there they have been to 7 post season tournaments. Here are the basketball coaching clinic notes from when he spoke at the 2010 Rising Coaches Clinic.
You need to want to be a Head Coach
- If your HC preparing you to be a HC yourself?
- You need to wear different hats so you have a well-rounded perspective and have a well-rounded set of abilities
Be loyal- it’s the most important thing
- Don’t have one foot in the door and one foot out of it
- This is a cut-throat business, but we don’t have to be
- If you make a mistake, own up to it and learn
Be competent - know your stuff & get better at it
- Always be learning from peers and other programs
- Players will see right through you if you are not competent
- Seek out opportunities to get better
- Gather information constantly
Be reliable, be detailed
- Be organized!
- Sloppiness is a disease
HC’s want Finishers
- Follow up and be a finisher
- We are in a results-based business
- It’s not about who you know- it’s about who knows you!
- Be respectful- you don’t know it all
- “Conversation is your personal advertisement.”
- The relationships you develop will set you apart
- Prepare yourself a day before, for all your calls, texts, and emails
- Be aggressive
- Never be content
- We are not irreplaceable