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Coach E's Corner

Activating student potential!

November 21, 2017

The month ending October and most of November 2017 were fraught with stress and sleepless nights. Many of you reading this have followed the story and know parts of what I will share. For those who haven’t here’s a little background: Dempsey (9 year old goldendoodle) h...

August 21, 2017

“The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette.”

– Henry Hoskins

Since I can remember, I've been excited by the challenge, unknown and hope involved with beginnings. 

I was the first in my family to do many different things, from attending an overnight ba...

July 18, 2017

During a conversation following a networking meeting - which consisted of some amazing "people" - not just professionals.... I was reminded of just how critical it is to help our youth know who they are...without the sport. I for one am so grateful for basketball. A $2...

June 9, 2017

In 2015 Seth Godin shared his belief that we don't have a calling, but rather a caring. (You can read it in full here.) I've seen this blog post pop up from time to time and until I began coaching, I always cringed a bit when reading it.

What do you mean we don't have a...

April 1, 2017

111 games. That was the winning streak of the UCONN Women's Basketball Team. On March 31, 2017, the women's basketball game forever changed, for the better. 

Just one year ago, Mississippi State women were crushed by UCONN women in the NCAA Sweet 16, losing by 60 p...

March 6, 2017

"You can not control how you feel. You can not control what triggers you, but you can control your thoughts and how you behave."

- Mel Robbins - The 5 Second Rule

How many times have you said to your kid "Get ahold of yourself!", which meant "Get ahold of your emotions...

February 24, 2017

"'I AM' Two of the most powerful words; for what you put after them shapes your reality."  

  - Stephen Covey

It's said we have anywhere between 15,000 - 60,000 thoughts a day.... 95% of those thoughts we had the day before.... and 80% of those thoughts are negative. I'd...

January 18, 2017

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." Helen Keller

Several years ago I was introduced to "The Hope Study". This study measured the level of "hope"within students, advanced readers and struggling readers, at t...

January 3, 2017

Self-awareness is considered the foundation of success for many. Often explored by adults and seldom explored by students, this post explores what self-awareness looks like and why it's important to your student's success.

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