Establishing identity, continuity for athletic programs’ success (VIDEO)

Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 03:58 PM.

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"They need to understand what I expect — and what I want as a head football coach — out of them as football players," he said. "It is going to take some time for us to figure that out between each other.”

In the meantime, “we will sure go out there and do things the right way, whether it's winning or losing,” he said.

Continuity vs. complacency

Fostering continuity is another factor in Hatten’s formula for success — with some considerations.

"I think you have to establish continuity without developing complacency," he said. "Complacency (in coaching) is what you've got to fight on the back end. You've got to be just as energetic in year 14 as you were in year one.That's part of staying with the program, keeping your nose to the ground, and letting the kids know what you expect. And doing that year in and year out.”

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