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A Proven System for Becoming a College Basketball Coach - by CoachRB

The popularity of college basketball has increased the interest in coaching on the collegiate sidelines. The competition for these jobs is intense because of the small number of openings. With only 320 Division I schools in NCAA basketball, only those coaches with a proven game plan have a chance. These assistant coaching positions are as coveted as any in the sporting world. Many young coaches watch college action and dream of someday roaming the sideline and coaching against U.C.L.A., Indiana, or North Carolina. By following an proven system, any driven coach can get involved in jobs they never dreamed possible. “How is that possible?” you say. Read on and you will discover a system that can make your dreams come true.

The most asked question I receive is, “How do I go about becoming a college coach?” In this article I will introduce a framework for coaches who dream of breaking into the world of N.C.A.A. College basketball. The system I will unfold is a unique, proven approach to joining one of the most elite groups in all of sport. Any coach who learns this system and puts forth relentless amounts of energy will find success. Fortunately, you too can become a college basketball coach.

This system is based on my involvement in the careers of over 100 coaches who have attained coaching positions in college. Each of these coaches began with a dream. Their dream became a purposeful goal. Their goal was strengthened with actions steps and a total commitment to my proven system. This system has not worked for everyone, but it became the path to a college coaching dream for over 100 coaches. As this group of coaches’ move on to bigger and better head and assistant coaching positions, the success of this system is validated. Regardless of age or experience, every coach can use this system to their benefit.

This is an introductory look at becoming a college coach. In subsequent articles, I will delve deeper into each of the factors that make up my system. These 5 components will provide a “big picture” for chasing the coaching dream of your life.

1. Make a total commitment to become a college basketball coach.

Without commitment, accomplishing your goal is only a dream.

2. Secure a mentor who can guide you through the system.

Learn from others who have become college coaches.

3. Understand and work the system.

This will be made available to you through me and my web site.

4. Stay relentlessly focused on your goal.

Keep your eye on the goal, persevere over time, and learn to properly handle rejection.

5. Dream---Plan---Work—Work—Work.



Randy Brown has passion for the game of basketball. He works as a basketball consultant and mentor for coaches. Visit him at www.coachrb.com for free resources, Q & A, newsletter, and coaching programs. A speaker and writer, he has authored 75 articles on coaching and is nationally published. His 18 years in college basketball highlights a successful 23-year career. Mentored by Basketball Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson at Arizona. Resume includes positions at Arizona, Iowa State, Marquette, Drake, and Miami of Ohio, 5 Conference Championships and 5 NCAA apprearances. His efforts have helped develop 12 NBA players including Steve Kerr, Sean Elliott, and Jaamal Tinsley. To contact Randy, email him at rb@coachrb.com.

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