We started a great prep school a few years ago called Harmony Prep in Cincinnati. Unfortunately our principal was crooked, but you need infrastructure things such as building, gym, place for the guys to live, meal plan, etc. You will also need the school to have NCAA core classes of which there are 16. You must have funding and play a top flight schedule. Have a website and bios for the guys. Know when the open periods are for the NCAA so you can invite coachs out. Like coach Desautels said there are a million things that need to be done. Let me know if I can be of any more help, and good luck.
Coach, there's a million things that go into a prep program. Main issues to consider: are you alligned with a school that has ncaa approved classes? Do you have the facilities for living and basketball? Do you have the financial support? Its a huge financial commitment. Main thing is to have all this and more set up... And don't promise anything you can't deliver.
Hey Coach Nate. I applied EVERYWHERE. I finally got an interview with Nova Southeastern in Ft Lauderdale (D2), and made it to the final round of applicants. Head coach told me I needed a few more years of experience, thats when she fowarded my resume to the head coach at Santa Fe. I was really lucky, but I just made sure I treated everyone I came in contact with with respect and professionalism and it worked out for me. People talk and recognize good people.
I was a head coach at juco and an assitant!the best way is to go to the head coach see if he has a position for you and if he does not then volunteer! the turnover rate in juco for coaches is so quick and you meet alot od D1 D2 DII NAIA coaches at the tournament sites and jamborees and all-star games! be aggressive in working with him and show your work habits and he might recommend you for another job!. i was very fortunate and was loyal to my head coach and he turned his job over to me when he moved on! so get in and go to work! success comes to those who are to busy to look for it!
Pretty much the old fashioned way... knew somebody who knew somebody. If you like coaching D3 ball I'd recommend keeping your job and volunteering at a D3 school in your area, or NAIA or D2... essentially whatever's around. I'm sure most coaching staffs would love to have extra help and you can get your foot in the door and start making the contacts you need for the career you want.
Season went well. Varsity went 13-9, and won our first playoff game in 9 years. My JV team finished 14-4, and our freshman went 11-7. It was a great year overall our program is definitely headed in the right direction. I have no idea what the future holds for me, but I am looking to either move up to the college ranks or to become a HS Varsity Coach in the near future. Hope your season went well also!
Ive heard about who you know and what you know but I was watching warren buffett the other day on cnbc and he said the only thing you cant put a price on is talent and talent is what will find good business so if you have talent youll get there