I’m excited to talk to our guest today, he’s the Co-Athletic Director and Head Boys Basketball Coach at Mission Viejo High School. He also teaches classes. He’s a professor for Concordia University Irvine’s Master’s in Coaching and Athletics Administration Program. He is Troy Roelen and he’s got a lot on his plate right now with all sports happening - boys, girls, he’s got a lot to juggle and we appreciate the time.
- Right now it’s like herding cats - but it’s organized chaos!
- It is a particularly challenging time for multi-sport athletes
- Mathematically, we didn’t think we’d make it to the yellow tier, or have a season
- The big picture there are things bigger than the game
- Adapt to what you’ve been given
- Socrates always appealed to me because he interviewed athletes - and they were held to a higher standard
- I hope to pay it forward and help mentor young coaches
- Understand you’re part of a long tradition, and no one wants that tradition to fade. You want to add to the legacy.
- Hear why a man named Troy didn’t attend USC
- Kids are different now - your coaching style needs to change
- There is a symbiotic relationship between coaching and administration
- Kaizen mentality - always learning, always improving
- We’re looking for the transformational coach - how can you make this athlete a better person
- I think education is the only real way to better yourself
- The importance of science in sports and how it can translate across different disciplines
- You have to evolve - if you stagnate, people are going to pass you up
- Replace trophies with smiles - it’s far more important