Lawrence Frank 2012 Coaching U Live - Preparing For a Job Interview
Do your due diligence before you step in the door:
Background of the Owner/AD
Previous hires/why they haven’t worked
Who are the key decision makers?
Who has influence on the key decision makers?
Why Should They Select You?
How can you separate yourself?
What is your niche (offence, defence, player development)
How can you improve players?
Create a winning culture and environment
Can they see themselves working with you every day?
Areas Need to Know
Relationship w AD
Organisation and structure
Style of play
Media and off the court
Which coaches do you admire & why?
Who is the best Head coach you have ever worked for? Why?
Who is the best assistant you have worked with/for? Why?
Where are your strengths as a coach?
What are your weaknesses? How are you working to improve these?
Who has had the most impact on your professional DNA?
Philosophy (give this a lot of thought)
What is the best way to connect with players and earn their respect?
What leadership and motivational skills do you use?
How do you address and motivational skills do you use?
How do you adjust if it changes?
Whole team also know all their roles
Post it on each players locker
What is your process to hold players accountable?
What coaches and systems in league impress you?
If you get this job, what is your plan? Short and long term?
How do you balance with veterans and youth?
If you were thh AD, how would you build team?
What would you like to team and and organisation to look like?
What will be your role as the head coach?
Do you believe in offensive/defensive coordinator model?
What principles are you non-negotiable on?
How do you handle difficult players?
What is your discipline philosophy?
Offensively is hard for you to play a PG that can’t….. SG that can’t….. Etc
Evaluate the current personnel, what is your plan to improve each player?
Who are some of the best assistants?
What are the most important qualities?
Motivated to learn
Ability to adjust
Ability to present to team
Believe in what we do and own it
Ability to confront
Staff - Continued
Do you have any names in mind?
How do you delegate?
What did you learn in your past jobs?
What are your roles and responsibilities for your coaches?
Balance between youth and experience on your staff
How many do you need?
Would you keep anyone from previous staff?
How do you promote chemistry within staff?
How do you get feedback, take it, utilise it?
What’s your hiring process?
How do you offset your weaknesses?
What do you need in support staff?