Assistant Coaches Toolbox

Whether recruiting a top athlete or helping to support current players through the ups and downs of the season, assistant coaches are often a successful team's greatest assets. And the WBCA knows that the truly great ones are constantly learning and refining their skills both on and off the court.

This assistant coaches' toolbox is a collection of resources that specifically address the educational needs of assistant coaches.  Check back frequently as these resources will grow.

Career Development

"So You Want To Be A Head Coach Someday? Let Us Tell You About It!"
Mike Neighbors, Cori Close and Jolette Law
Advice For First Time Assistants
Assistant to Head Coach
Lisa Fortier, Kelsey Keizer, Stacie Terry and Stephanie Yelton
Best Practices in Supporting Your Head Coach
Carol Owens
Breaking Through: An AD Led Conversation on Next Career Steps
John Currie
How to Get The Most Out of Your WBCA Membership
Brian Rosario
How to Succeed as an Assistant Coach
Importance of Finding Mentors
Knowing Where You Can Improve
Adell Harris (Audio Only)
Julie Roe Lach
Shimmy Gray-Miller
Pathway to Administration
Patti Phillips
Tips and Advice for Assistant Coaches
Julie Shaw
Traits of a Successful Assistant Coach
Rob Slopek
Transitioning From Assistant to Head Coach
Transitioning From Assistant to Head Coach
2016 WBCA Convention
Transitioning Into a New Position
Jessie Ivey
Video Coordinator To Coach
Fred Castro and Sam Purcell

Coaching Philosophy

Advice for First-Year Assistant Coaches
Best Traits of an Assistant Coach
Curt Miller
Lessons From The Best, What It Takes To Be A Great Assistant Coach
Dawn Staley, Johnnie Harris, Al Brown, Andrew Calder and Gary Blair

Relationship Building

Advice for Maintaining Relationships With Administration and Staff
Building Relationships With Your Staff
Rob Slopek
Developing Relationships With Your Administration
Helping Players Transition From High School to College
How Assistants And Head Coaches Can Work Well Together
How Assistants Can Help Head Coaches With Recruiting
How is Your Relationship With Players Different Than Head Coach’s
How to Build Trust With Your Head Coach
Important Traits of a Successful Assistant Coach
Managing Relationships With Fellow Assistant Coaches
Player/Coach Relationship