Class Summary - Today we skyped with my old college basketball coach Mike Geary. He is currently is an associate head coach at Southern Missouri State. Things that I noted from the experience that I liked were his focus on simplicity and getting the message across in a way that student athletes can understand. He expressed that the best coaches are students of the game and create a relationship with the students that they work with. He said that he has taken bits and pieces of coach philosophies that he liked and created his own beliefs and learned from failures. He said his greatest success is when student athletes 'overachieve' and work really hard and meet goals. Students then reflected on what they agreed / disagreed with and if they learned anything new about themselves.
Homework - Complete the Interview Reflection Page
Objectives - Students will analyze a leader and self reflect to develop a leadership philosophy.