Summertown Eagles Basketball


My Teaching and Coaching Philosophy…

After many years of playing, coaching and teaching basketball skills, the two things that never change are the fundamentals and athletes wanting to achieve their potential.

            It is my opinion, as a teacher and a coach, that sports are best used as an important avenue to develop young people. I feel that a coach should first and foremost be a teacher. It is up to coaches to develop the team, and that occurs one athlete at a time.  I firmly believe that if a coach is first and foremost a teacher, he will build a team that delivers outstanding performances as well as turn out exceptional individuals.


My mission in life is to know myself, continue to develop my unique talents of teaching, and coaching, and make the basketball world better by serving others and giving back to the game that has been so good to me.

My intent is to lead and serve with a positive attitude, positive actions and positive reactions to the world around me and do so with courage and humility.

My gift is teaching and coaching.

My basketball passion is focused on fundamental skills.

My hope is that I can share these gifts and passions with my players.

My Teaching Philosophy - The most helpful tool a coach has is the knowledge of the basics - fundamental skills are the basis for any good offense or defense and will always be that way.  Fundamentals are the foundation for basketball success and therefore, should be taught at each practice and at every game.

My Works. I believe in learning from the past (looking at history) and learning from the best (watching the themes of champion coaches).  No detail is too small to overlook. My teams have always played hard, properly executed fundamentals, and have never quit. Win or lose, I hope that I am always able to say that about every team that I coach.