About the Blog
Hi, I’m Josh Templeton. Welcome to CoachTHoops.com. Thanks for visiting. On this blog I share my reflections on basketball and life. This page will give you a crash course on what to expect.
But first, a little info about me:
I have been studying the game of basketball my entire life, but recently I have felt a burning desire to share the way I think about the game with the basketball world. Amateur basketball in America is not lost, but it needs a shower. I’ve wondered many times what can I do to bring back the purity of the game for the young players of today and the future? So I have decided to write… Here is a sample of a few topics I will be writing about:
- Bring back the fun
- Building the trust of your coaches
- Building the trust of your players
- How to break out of a slump
- Scholarships and recruiting secrets
Who this blog is for:
- Players who desire to be the best basketball player they can possibly be while being an inspiration to those around them.
- Coaches who want to touch lives and inspire their athletes to reach their potential and become winners at life.
- Parents who want to help their child reach their athletic goals while maintaining a healthy relationship during the most formidable years of their child’s life.
Why I write:
I have noticed a trend of bright minded players, coaches, and analysts sharing a disenchantment with the state of amateur basketball. From the AAU craze to the mountains of information coming from trainers and the internet, it is hard to differentiate what info is good and what is fluff.
Well, look no further… I experienced it. I can look myself in the mirror and honestly say that I reached my ceiling as a player. I have also had the opportunity to mentor players who went from no scholarship offers out of high school to All-American college basketball players who make a living playing professionally today. I know what it takes, and it all starts with the mind.
In the blog, I will offer a fresh and unique look into the world of basketball for the thinker at heart. My goal is to build a community of passionate basketball philosophers who share a desire to grow, think, challenge each other, encourage each other, and inspire the world around us. Together, we can BE THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE IN THE GAME.
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Josh Templeton’s Biography
I have been around basketball for as long as I can remember. I am the son of one of the most well respected coaches in the southeast. Always around basketball growing up, I developed a deep passion for the game at a very early age. After attending Point Guard College in Charleston, South Carolina in 1995 (when the course was directed by original founder, Dick DeVenzio), I became enamored with the cerebral side of the game and have been analyzing every angle ever since.
I was blessed in my basketball career. My high school career included an opportunity to play in a TSSAA state championship game as well as being nominated for Mr. Basketball in Tennessee.
Fortunately I got the chance to further my career at Tennessee Temple University where I was a two-time All-American. I scored over 2,000 points during my college career while our team compiled 95 wins in 4 years. Thanks to some amazing teammates, I set the school record in career assists (908). It all came together in 2002-2003 when we won a national championship.
After graduation, I served as an assistant at my alma mater, under my father for four years from 2004-2007. From 2007-2012, I assisted fellow Coach T Hoops clinic headliner, Tommy Brown, at Lee University. During those 5 years, Lee saw an unprecedented run of success with a record of 130-36.
I have been headlining Coach T basketball camps with my dad for the last 15 years as well as serving as a director for Point Guard College all across the country for the last three years.
I am fortunate to be married to my best friend, Abbie, for the 13 years. We have two daughters, Alivia (11), and Layla (4).
I hope this blog challenges, inspires, and motivates you to do something extraordinary in basketball. If it does, ship me a note. I’d love to hear from you. I’d also love to talk get a conversation started about topics you want to hear about. So shoot me some suggestions as well.
Kevin Templeton’ Biography
Hi, I’m Kevin Templeton AKA Coach T, author of To the Hilt: Coaching Character for Life. I have dedicated the last 35 years to working with high school and college age young people in both the classroom and in athletic forums.
I speak at conventions, graduations, banquets, churches, and schools, as well as a character development coach and motivational speaker for high school and college athletic teams.
I have coached basketball, baseball, and golf. Thanks to some great players, my basketball teams have won over 600 games, and won 5 national championships, including the 2003 NCCAA men’s basketball national title. In 2013 and 2014 my girls golf team won Back to Back AAA State Championships. I have been honored to coach some great athletes and even better people.
Over the last 20 years, My son Josh and I have built a successful basketball camp which hosts 500-900 campers and coaches each summer for the last 20 years. At Coach T Hoops camps, we have a great team of coaches committed to growing the game and serving coaches and players in their culture building endeavors.
I will be writing blog posts to be an encouragement and a resource for coaches. It can be tough these days with parent problems and administration restraints. I get it, I’ve been there. I would love to offer my experience and insight to serve you and help you become the best coach you can be.
I am blessed to be married to my lovely wife Vicky for over 34 years. We have three children and 6 grandchildren
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