February 20, 2017
WYC 107 – Championship Culture Part 3 – Ted Quinn talks Knowing your Why and Nations of Coaches
Ted Quinn is the director of coaches programs at the Nations of Coaches. Prior to that Ted had spent seventeen seasons on the sidelines. A coaching career that saw him serve at Wakonda High School(SD), Mount Marty College(SD), Graceland Univerisity(IA) and Nyack College(NY). In addition to his coaching career, Quinn has also served as an Executive Board Member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches(NABC) Ministry Team and an Advisory Board Member of Nations of Coaches. He and his wife Jackie have been married for eighteen years and are the proud parents of ten-year-old daughter Jenna and seven-year-old son Kellen.
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‘It’s better to have flown than to have landed’ – John Wooden
Nations of Coaches
- Serve men’s college basketball
- Mission is to serve, equip, and connect to support coaches
- The biggest jump from losing to winning is improving the culture within your locker room and around your program.
Caz’s Coaching Halftime
- Coach towards victory instead of just trying to win
Building a team with great culture
- The first step – is as a coach to ask yourself why you are doing this
- Then – prioritize building relationships with your players. Get to know them before getting to know their game.
Connecting with and Impacting Kids
- Ted values the relationships with his players. He even had the opportunity to be the minister who led the ceremony for one of his player’s marriages.
- A player you invest in becomes a son or daughter to you.
Best borrowed/stolen idea
- Tony Bennett at Virginia – The simplicity of their defense is their key. They just have a few rules and they don’t bend on those rules.
Favorite coaching book/quote
- Book: A Lifetime of observations and reflection off and on the court by John Wooden and Steve Jamison.
- Quote: ‘The journey is the destination.’ ‘It’s better to have flown than to have landed’ – John Wooden
- Cool stories about Coach Wooden on WYC Episode 24 with Randy Montgomery
SEC Legacy Breakfast
- Host speaker – Brice Drew – Head Coach at Vanderbilt
- Wed, March 8th at 7 a.m. in downtown Nashville – A few tickets still available
- Website: nationsofcoaches.com
- Get to know your players at a heart level before you worry about getting to know their game
- Know your why
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