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.
Basketball Coaching Clinic Notes
You need to want to be a Head Coach.
- Is your HC preparing you to be a HC yourself?
- You need to wear different hats to 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.