KEYS FOR ASSISTANT COACHES

By Lin Dunn

KEYS FOR ASSISTANT COACHES

  • BE GOOD—GREAT …EVERYDAY!…THERE ARE NO OFF DAYS!
  • TREMENDOUS WORK ETHIC
  • SPEAK UP—PROTECT YOUR LEADER WHENEVER YOU CAN
  • MAKE YOUR HEAD COACH LOOK GOOD
  • HELP YOUR HEAD COACH WIN
  • KNOW YOUR HEAD COACH’S CORE VALUES AND BELIEVE IN HIM/HER
  • KNOW HOW SHE/HE THINKS…PLAYERS THAT FIT HIS/HER STYLE-SYSTEM…WHO CAN AND CANNOT PLAY FOR HIM/HER
  • ABOVE ALL THINGS BE LOYAL TO YOUR HEAD COACH
  • BE A STUDENT OF THE GAME…CONSTANTLY STUDYING, LEARNING
  • SET ASIDE YOUR EGO…ALWAYS WE…TEAM PLAYER
  • HAVE IDEAS;   MAKE SUGGESTIONS;   FIGHT FOR IDEAS…ACCEPT DECISION OF HEAD COACH AND IMPLEMENT
  • HAVE HIGH ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM
  • WORK TO HAVE A HIGH BBALL IQ
  • PREVENT PROBLEMS…VS SOLVE…BE A BUFFER
  • USE YOUR TIME WISELY
  • BEHAVE LIKE AN ADULT—ROLE MODEL
  • BE PREPARED
  • BE INNOVATIVE…KEEP UP WITH LATEST TECHNOLOGY
  • BE A CLEAR, CONCISE COMMUNICATOR
  • KNOW HOW TO TEACH..ORGANIZE A DRILL…USE BULLETS

-Lin Dunn

Lin Dunn, a 44 year coaching veteran, coached Purdue to the 1994 Final Four, has coached in the Olympics and world championships and won a WNBA title with the Fever in 2012. One of the most accomplished women’s basketball coaches in history and a pioneer for women in sports, Dunn was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014.