5 Ways to Handle a Recruiting Miss

College coaches invest a ton of time, money and energy in the beast called recruiting. Phone calls, text messages, creative mailers. Planning and executing one-of-a-kind experiences otherwise known as official visits. All this in order to learn as much about recruits as possible—a process that goes on not for months, but typically years. And yet, even …

What 42 Taught Me About Toughness

I’ve been thinking about “toughness” lately (thanks to Jay Bilas for his book, Toughness). Yesterday I saw the movie 42 about the life of the amazing Jackie Robinson. Wow. Talk about toughness. I was deeply moved by the courage and strength that both Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson showed as pioneers and history makers. One …

Counter-Cultural Courage

Last week I wrote about the courageous decision of Coach Adam Steinwachs. This week the honor goes to former Xavier Associate Head Coach Pat Kelsey (far right in picture). After helping lead the Musketeers to a 50-17 record the past two seasons, Kelsey resigned this week in an effort to keep his wife and two …

You Only Get One Lap

I didn’t want to look back on my life one day and have regrets. —Adam Steinwachs, Head Coach, University of Dayton Track & Field Adam Steinwachs knows he only has one chance at life—only one lap. Recently he made a radical decision to run that lap with no regrets. In his second year as UD …

Will You Stop, or Be Forced To?

We weren’t made to work 24/7/365. Many of us try, but the result is always the same. Burnout. Health issues. Damaged relationships. Going hard without taking a break is like saying we’re too busy driving to stop for gas. Eventually, we’ll be forced to stop. We’ve seen it over and over, yet the list of …