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Recruiting Series

I have been coaching at the Division 1 level for the past 10 years, and for the last 5, I was the recruiting coordinator at two high academic Universities. The primary function of my position was to organize and execute all recruiting functions of the program: evaluation, communications, visits, scholarship offers – all of it. I’ve helped all my committed athletes navigate the college admissions process, and there’s no process more complex than a Military Service Academy admissions process – that’s for sure.

This is a long way of saying I know recruiting. I know the rules inside and out, and how those rules shape the process. I know the calendar. I understand the subtleties between the different levels (D1, D2, D3, JUCO, etc). In this series I will share the things I've learned over my years as a recruiter to help you understand and navigate the process. If you’re a parent with a child who aspires to play college sports, let me give you the information that helps you see the landscape more clearly. If you’re a high school or AAU coach, hopefully some of the topics we cover can help you connect your athletes to the right coaches at the right school. Or if you aspire to coach at the college level, the stuff we cover will be critical in that pursuit. The most important job of all assistant coaches at the college level is recruiting. It’s 24/7 – 365; it literally never ends. The best way to get that job is to show you can get players.

Anyway, check back for our first installment: Understanding the recruiting landscape that will post tomorrow. If you have any questions about recruiting, if there’s a topic you’d like us to cover specifically, or if you have any other questions about the services we offer at HP Hoops, send us a message through the Contact form on our homepage or email us directly at Thanks for reading Brain Blog-`

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