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Chris Mack: Advice to Coaches













Make sure the person you work for has integrity

Never burn a bridge

Take your job seriously and never try to “get” the next job


DO YOUR JOB! – Don’t audition for your next job

If you work your butt off & you are accessible, you will advance


Complete your details

You will be based off your merits… it’s who you are!


7 Pieces of advice:

  1. Be a hard worker It separates you, so figure out a way to just get it done If you pass something on, you are still responsible for it. Have a back-up plan for everything

  2. Be detail-oriented. Don’t misspell, don’t mispronounce names How can you hold your players to a higher standard if you can’t hold yourself to it as well

  3. Be loyal & be a team player/guy You should support the team’s message… it’s your responsibility You want to have a unified front as a staff and as a team

  4. Do it the right way (life, basketball, family, etc) Rules are rules & the book is getting thicker. Go to bed knowing you are doing it the right way You will never get a player who is worth it by cheating Have a balance!

  5. Be innovative. You then become indispensable

  6. Immerse yourself with recruiting. Know players and their coaches.

  7. Too many guys audition for the “next job”… DON’T!

If you are successful, you will have plenty of opportunities

Carry yourself professionally 24/7


What can hold you back?

Can you coach on the floor?

Can you recruit?


Know people & build relationships!

Build those relationships & players respect you

Make sure your future spouse knows what your profession is & supports it


Past success can be a problem only if you fail to manage future expectations


It is your duty to uphold the hard work that others have sacrificed before

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