Media

10/22/17 – Head Coach Hiring Trends in Division I Women’s Basketball

By Brian D. Stanchak, The BDS Agency
Since 2014, there have been 142 Division I Head Women’s Basketball Coach openings. We dive deep into the levels of experience, gender, and race of the coaches who were hired in each of these positions to see if there is an established trend.

This chart details the number […]

8/6/17 – Three Things to Remove From Your Coaching Resume Now

By Brian D. Stanchak
Over the past four years, I have evaluated hundreds of resumes. When I receive a client’s resume or our resume evaluation service, I will review and revise it taking into account 12 “must and must-not haves” that I developed as a collegiate Director of Athletics. I feel these tips have truly played […]

7/30/17 – What Coaches Can Learn From NASCAR

By Brian D. Stanchak
This past weekend, I spent two days behind the scenes at the spectacle that is NASCAR at Pocono Raceway. The race at what is known as the “tricky triangle” featured some of the most accomplished (Jimmy Johnson, Kyle Busch) and popular (Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick) racers in NASCAR history. This was […]

7/26/17 – Some Questions to Help You Determine if You Should Hire an Agent

By Brian D. Stanchak
As a former Division I Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach and collegiate Director of Athletics, and now an agent for women’s college basketball coaches, I think back to my college coaching and administration days in viewing how I work with and assist the coaches that I represent. Having once walked in their […]

11/15/16 – The Next Wave: Dave Caputo, Head Coach at Bloomfield College

The 2015-16 CACC Coach of the Year, David Caputo has led Bloomfield to a 61-28 (.685) overall and 48-9 (.842) CACC conference record, including three CACC Regular Season Championships, one CACC Tournament Championship, and two NCAA Tournament berths.
His combined successful experience as a Division II Head Coach (Bloomfield College) and Division I Assistant […]

11/8/16 – The Next Wave: Kelly Wells, Head MBB Coach at Pikeville

Kelly Wells has accomplished what many have dreamed, winning a National Championship as a Head Coach at the collegiate level. The winningest coach in the University of Pikeville history led the program to the 2010-11 Men’s Basketball National Championship, which resulted in being named the Rawlings NAIA Division I National Coach of the Year.
Wells […]

11/1/16 – The Next Wave: Chester Nichols, Associate Head Coach at West Virginia

Chester Nichols has played a large role in the success of West Virginia women’s basketball during his two stints and nine total seasons with the program working under Head Coach Mike Carey. Nichols has helped lead West Virginia to a 169-99 (.630) record, including four NCAA Tournament berths.
Nichols’ success extends beyond WVU, as he […]

8/2/16 – Take Advantage of Connections Made During July Recruiting

By Brian D. Stanchak
Now that the grind of the July recruiting period is complete, I want you to think back to all of the coaches that you met on the road. I’m sure your network grew tremendously, whether you were in Atlanta, New Orleans, Chicago or any other city you ventured to. You may […]

7/22/16 – Social Media Can Cost You a Head Coach Job

By Brian D. Stanchak
Social media can be a tremendous way to keep in touch with friends, connect with recruits, and network, but social media can also be the difference between a coach obtaining a Head Coaching position, let alone an interview, and not.
I once had a client who was interviewing for a Head Coach […]

12/3/15 – Thursday Night Insight Interview: Mark Miller

By Brian D. Stanchak
This is the fifth interview among our series of “Thursday Night Insight” interviews. These interviews with our Division I Assistant Coach and non-Division I Head Coach clients allow readers to learn more about some of the country’s brightest coaches, while also providing guidance to help young coaches grow in the profession.
As […]