Coaches can be an obsessive lot. I know, because I was.
When I finally moved from an assistant basketball coach to a head coach, in the late ‘90s my outlook changed completely. As an assistant I think I was intense, competitive and responsible for the most part.
I had no idea, even after years as an assistant, that putting the word head in front of coach would make so much difference in how I approached coaching.
That first year as a head coach I did everything obsessively – scouting, practice plans, game plans.