It’s been such an honor talking to some of the game’s finest coaches this year for the Coach’s chair. As you can imagine, these women and men are filled with incredible wisdom.
One of my favorite knowledge/experience nuggets came from Western Kentucky University coach Michelle Clark-Heard, who is in this week’s Coach’s chair. I asked her the recipe for growing a program, and she said:
“To have a plan in place and stick with your plan. Some coaches try something and are ready to scrap it quickly if it’s not working right away. If it doesn’t look like it’s working, you can’t just switch it up randomly; you have to keep pushing. We stuck with our plan and kept grinding it out. As a result, each year we got a little better with our offense and defense.”