Sad story on a coach who passed away last month. Les Carpenter of Yahoo Sports writes about Scott Lang a coach who loved his job and gave everything he had. You just never know when it will all end. So embrace your job, don’t take it for granted. Get the most out of every minute.
Scott Lang was 41 years old when he died last month. He was not married. He had no children. He spent almost all of his adult life as the basketball coach at La Roche College, a tiny Division III school in the north hills just above Pittsburgh. He had an apartment and eventually a house but he might as well have lived in his office at the Kerr Fitness and Sports Center, the one he kept tidy with each picture perfectly lined on the wall and every file in order on his desk.
A Michigan assistant coach keeps notes and notes and notes. Lavall Jordan former Butler player on his way to improve in coaching via Ann Arbor.com. I have known Lavall for a few years, he’s one of the good guys in coaching.
The small, spiral-bound notebooks sit in Michigan basketballassistant coach LavallJordan’s home office.
They have traveled with him through three coaching stops and contain recollections of seasons past, reminders of how certain situations were handled and tidbits he heard from coaches.
“Just a collection,” Jordan said. “Something happens and you make a memo and you probably don’t look at it then. But if you’re in a similar situation or doing something that reminds you (of something), you go back and go, ‘Oh, I think I wrote something down.’”
The Indiana Pacers fired their coach-are they looking at Mike Brown, former Cavs coach? Yahoo once again is our reliable source.
Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski has heard from multiple sources that former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown, who once worked as an assistant coach for the Pacers, “will be a primary focus of the search to replace O’Brien on a long-term basis.”
Great Q&A with Jim Fassal via Las Vegas Sun.
From a football standpoint, it’s the same. The competitiveness, the intensity of it, the feeling … it’s the same. The only difference is that the world is watching the Super Bowl. But once you kick that ball off, as a coach, you’re just honed homed in on, “What have I gotta do? What have I gotta do?” It doesn’t matter whether you’re in the Super Bowl or the UFL Championship, as a coach, you still feel the same juice.
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