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Here Are the Keys

By Scott Olson / January 23, 2019 / Comments Off on Here Are the Keys

There has been much discussion on the role of the coach these days. What style, old school or new? Disciplinarian or a player’s coach? By the “gut” or by the numbers? A recent Alan Stein Jr. post (he is an ​excellent​ follow) that I had read focused in on the time when Golden State Warriors…

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The Cowboys

By Scott Olson / December 17, 2018 / Comments Off on The Cowboys

John Wayne. Gordie Gillespie. As a college player, I was sometimes confused between the two. Both were larger than life in my world and were…., well, pretty old. Simply put, – Wayne was Wayne! Admired by most, especially in our house, and the subject of my first ever impression (which I still do, much to…

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Coaching Advice: The Best I Have Ever Found

By Scott Olson / November 20, 2017 / Comments Off on Coaching Advice: The Best I Have Ever Found

I learned this from a John Wayne character and a great coach, Gordie Gillespie. They both gave people a chance to prove that they could do it.When I began my coaching career, I sought out advice from many veteran coaches as to the secret of becoming successful. I sat at the feet of many, feeling…

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My Toughest Speaking Gig

By Scott Olson / October 17, 2017 / Comments Off on My Toughest Speaking Gig

Getting hired as a speaker is a difficult undertaking at times, but the hardest time I had was when I was trying to convince my “own” daughter to let me speak to her high school volleyball team. The squad was getting ready to start the first round of the State tournament, so it was kind…

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