Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Influential Coaches #2: Tara Gallagher

Previous entries:

Series Overview
January: Paul Westphal

I spent more hours under Tara's tutelage than under anyone else during my professional career, and it's not particularly close. I was her assistant for four and a half years with both the middle school basketball and softball teams, the junior varsity and later varsity basketball teams, and the varsity softball team. She was an extremely dedicated and creative coach who worked extremely hard to get the most out of what were, under any objective analysis, some fairly limited basketball rosters (in our five years together on the bench, we only had three players for whom basketball was their primary year-round sport).