American linguist, John McWhorter helps to give meaning to language when he states, “Loving your language means a command of its vocabulary beyond the level of the everyday”. The importance of language is amplified in a team setting where communication is a pillar of success....

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyoVGCebUfw[/youtube] In a little more than a month, the basketball season will start.  Up to this point through what we call “Tech Talks” we have covered multiple topics that I feel our players should know about.  We’ve touched on a lot of topics such as investing...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stoYm-LUn98[/youtube] It was around mid September when I decided upon using the term “Jenga” for the theme of our team this year.   Every team I have ever coached has had a theme associated with it.  Last year it was “Just Today” and finally this year I settled upon Jenga.  I...

Boot Camp

A new city, a new school, a new job, a new coach…and I am one of the two new guys on the entire staff. After spending the last two seasons in the PAC-12, I was one of the two hires Coach Williams made that didn’t come with him from his previous post. From my first day here, I was thrust into the mix of kid’s camps, long nights, early mornings, and the constant reminder of “When boot camp starts.” One coach even told me he was opting to run to the office from his house in the morning so he could physically prepare his body for what was in store; this was in early August, two months before Day 1 of boot camp would take place. I went home and did what most of the under 40 generation does when they want to learn more about something. I turned to Google and YouTube to fill me in. I discovered that other schools like Kansas hold something similar while still being reminded to, “Just wait and you’ll see what it is we do here.”