Key points of this conversation have been indexed for easy listening here:
01:44 - What attracted you to Tyler Junior College?
04:02 - At what point did you figure out that you might want to be a college tennis coach?
05:41 - What qualities did coaches see in you to make you an offer as a coach?
07:01 - What profound lessons did you learn early on from your coaches?
10:57 - Did you feel a lot of pressure to emulate your coaches success?
12:35 - How do you personally manage the pressure to succeed?
14:25 - What were some of the unexpected surprises that you faced when transitioning through your coaching career?
16:47 - How did you put your own personality & philosophy on your team? How did you make your program, your own?
20:07 - What myths do you think exist in the realm of college coaching ranks about Junior College tennis?
22:15 - What are the similarities between Junior College tennis and other divisions?
24:02 - What are the pros & cons of recruiting Junior College tennis student-athletes? Why should other coaches consider recruiting Junior College tennis student-athletes?
26:01 - What are some of the challenges that you face?
28:42 - Why do you think up and coming coaches should consider coaching at the Junior College level?
31:22 - How would you advise Junior College coaches and coaches at any other levels to maximize their potential?