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Advice for Pursuing A Head Coach Position. Sally Polhamus – Winthrop University Derek (Dex) Schroeder – Samford University Erich Hinterstocker – North Dakota State University. Why? Factors to consider before you make the move. Why is this the time?. Possible Reasons Scenario 1.

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Advice for Pursuing A Head Coach Position

Sally Polhamus – Winthrop University

Derek (Dex) Schroeder – Samford University

Erich Hinterstocker – North Dakota State University

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Why? Factors to consider before you make the move

Why is this the time?

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Possible ReasonsScenario 1

  • Don’t get along/agree with your current boss

  • Don’t like your current position

  • Create your own schedule/be in charge

  • Just want to be a head coach

    If so, consider if these reasons will help you find happiness, success, meet your goals etc.

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Possible ReasonsScenario 2

  • Your Personal/Professional Experiences have led to a Foundation of Philosophies, Beliefs, and Values.

  • Examples of items you should have in writing

    • Personal Mission Statement

    • Academic

    • Recruiting

    • Technical & Tactical training skills (systems of play)

    • Scheduling

    • Motivational

    • Disciplinary

    • Etc.

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Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Timing Is Almost Everything

  • What are the upsides of your current position?

  • What career advantage does this create for you?

  • Are you being hunted or are you doing the hunting?

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Professional Goals

  • What level would you like to ultimately

    coach at?

  • Win a National Championship?

  • Win Conference Championship &

  • Get to the NCAA Tournament every year

  • Needs to be more than “just want to be a head coach.”

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Personal Goals

  • Increase salary

  • Quality of life

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How To Guide

  • Right Fit

  • Interview

  • Get Started

  • Expect the Unexpected

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How to find the Right FitSelective Thoughts

Job Criteria

Deal BreakersPrioritiesFluff

Relationships/InvolvementFacilitiesBall Machine

Administrative Support Academic Support # of Shoes

Financial Commitment Scheduling Freedom

# of Scholarships Admissions Standards

Recruitability Marketing

GeographyWhy is the previous coach is no longer there

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Why This Position?How to determine if it’s a good fit for you

  • Does the position help you reach your personal and professional goals?

  • Is this position one that YOU believe you can be successful in?

  • Is this the move that is right for your family

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How To Interview

Prepare – Do your homework

  • Current program status

  • What are the other sport programs like

  • What is the state of the university

  • Top academic programs

  • Know something about the individuals that are going to be interviewing you

    Be ready for anything

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How To Interview

  • Market Yourself

    • Why are you the person that should be in charge of this program to help take it to the next level

    • Selling yourself as a first-time head coach is going to be your most challenging/important interview you’ll encounter

    • Have a portfolio that you can present to the decision makers on the search committee

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How To Interview

  • Questions to Ask

    • Operating budget

    • In state/out of state scholarships

    • Fifth year aid

    • Summer School

    • # of strength coaches

    • G/A or Full-time Certified Strength Coach

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How to get started

You can’t do it all – what are your priorities

What needs to happen now to help the program be successful and what can wait?

Hire staff




Team Chemistry

Community/Alumni Relations

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Unexpected Items

  • Academically ineligible

  • Become Pregnant

  • High maintenance players, administrators, boosters

  • Trainers no showing up

  • Moving expenses coming from budget

  • Being in the Public eye

  • Criminal Charges