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Chris Collins Shares His Coaching Philosophy

By Positive Coaching Alliance, 03/02/18, 12:00PM CST


Former longtime Duke assistant also worked closely with USA Men's Basketball

Chris Collins (@coach_collins) is the Head Basketball Coach at Northwestern University. 

Before arriving, Collins spent 13 years as an assistant coach for Duke University, where he had starred as a player. He also worked closely with the USA Men's Basketball teams that won Olympic Gold Medals in 2008 and 2012.

Coaching is about developing relationships and getting the most out of players, Collins says. "I used to think it was about X's and O's, but it's about getting a group of athletes buying into one goal to compete as a unit. I believe in this, and that's how I think you get the best results and best relationships with your players."

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