CBW 007- Murray St’s Matt McMahon & Team Building Tips

In this episode by basketball coaches for basketball coaches….

I. An interview with Murray State Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach Matt McMahon.  

Murray  State is a NCAA DI school in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC).  They were ranked in the top ten in the nation this season on their way to a 31-2 season.Basketball Coach Matt McMahon

Click here for a link to Coach McMahon’s bio from the Murray State University website.

Among the things we discuss in the interview are…

  • What he learned from other coaches along the way like Chuck Carringer, Stan Ballard, Houston Fancher, Buzz Peterson, & Steve Prohm.
  • Dealing with the success Murray State had this year, their unique prepractice routine, and their preseason drill focus.
  • Balancing his personal life and the job.
  • Recruiting tips for players and his perspective as a college coach.
  • Mistakes he’s learned from.
  • Tips for young coaches wanting to get into college coaching.
  • Matt suggests The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon.  Click here to get it!
For behind the scenes access to Murray State practices and head coach Steve Prohm click my affiliate link below:

Steve Prohm DVD & Videos

II. Today’s Tip: Team Building

Best selling author Patrick Lencioni recently released a very interesting book that really applies to coaching called The Advantage. He uses four “Disciplines” of

1. Build a Cohesive Leadership Team

2. Create Clarity

3. Overcommunicate Clarity

4: Reinforce Clarity to make his point.

He follows that with his five “Behaviors” of

1. Building Trust

2. Mastering Conflict

3. Commitment

4. Accountability

5. Results.

If you are interested you can buy the book by clicking here.

Until next time, Coach ’em up!

Hal Wilson

After coaching and working with basketball teams at the college and high school level in a variety of roles for 18 years, I have returned to finish my Ph.D. in Kinesiology.  This www.CoachingBasketballWisely.com website is a way to share the coaching tips, strategies, and techniques gathered in a career in coaching.  See more info on me here.  Please sign up for our free newsletter at the top right of the page.

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2 comments… add one
  • Maybe my favorite of all your interviews on podcast (so far). Two things really stuck out for me…1. The discussion of keeping balance in a coach’s life and making sure family is kept at the top of priority list. 2. Your statement about being at coaching clinics and being even more interested in a coach talking about philosophy than x-o. GREAT JOB!

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      Thanks, Coach Dietel! It is easy for all of us to get caught up and lose our priorities if we are not careful. I try remind myself that the proper order should be Faith, Family, (School for the players), then Sport. I would often point out to my players that “Social” comes after all of these. I also look forward to reading your blog as you post more thoughts.

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