Head Coaches Toolbox

This section will discuss everything you need to know when it comes to being a head coach. Topics ranging from things you must know in your first year as a head coach to important advice and tips to further your professional. Videos, PDF documents and other testimonials from experts and experienced coaches will be highlighted in this section.

Advice and tips

The first year as a head coach can be difficult. We surveyed a select group of head coaches who recently went through their first year. They were asked the following questions:

  • What were your top 5 professional priorities when first hired as a head coach?
  • What questions should you ask before accepting the position?
  • What were the biggest challenges you faced in that first year?
  • Looking back at that year, would you do anything differently and how did you survive?

Here are the results of the survey.

Career Development

Changing Schools
Christy Thomaskutty
Prepare for a Head Coach Position
Beth Burns
Top Ten Things to do When Transitioning to a new School
Jeneirre Harris & Marlene Stollings
Transitioning From Assistant to Head Coach
Julie Shaw


Building and Maintaining Relationships With Your Assistants
Cori Close
Getting The Most Out of Your Players
Pokey Chatman
How to be a Successful Mentor
How to Equip Your Assistants For Success
Cori Close
How to Prepare Players for the Next Level
2017 WBCA Convention
Sue Ramsey
Mentoring Basics
Agnus Berenato
Preparing Players For The Next Level
So You’re Not Going to Play in the WNBA: Preparing Your Millennials for a Life After College


Felicia Hall Allen & Johnny Allen