Measuring Hustle Changes Athlete Behaviors

A men's basketball coach in the Mid-American Conference asked me to do a Focus evaluation on rebounding for their team. He wanted me to track two hustle stats: if players blocked off and if designated players stepped hard to the offensive glass. I evaluated three...

Why you need Focus when you’re Losing

As coaches and leaders, how do we sustain our team's hope and energy in times of struggle and defeat? Unfortunately, this is easier said than done as making a mistake and/or losing a game often results in discouraged athletes, which in turn, creates a cycle of...

The Coach’s ESPN Broadcast Schedule

Did you know Mark Adams (aka The Coach) is also an expert college basketball analyst on ESPN? Well, he is! Mark is currently in his 23rd season with ESPN and has some exciting games coming up. Make sure not to miss them by checking out his 2022 broadcast schedule…

Happy Holidays from The Coach & The Geek

It has been a wonderful year for our families, Lighthouse Technologies, and The Coach and The Geek.  We hope it has been for you too. From Jeff (The Geek) I spent this year learning more about myself, my internal paradigm (as Stephen Covey would call it), and getting...

Inspire your team to see their potential

As leaders, we have an opportunity to help improve the lives of those surrounding us. Whether we are business leaders, community leaders, athletic directors, or coaches, we can and do impact those on our “team.” Whether you are intentional or not, you are…

Measuring Hustle Changes Athlete Behaviors

Measuring Hustle Changes Athlete Behaviors

A men's basketball coach in the Mid-American Conference asked me to do a Focus evaluation on rebounding for their team. He wanted me to track two hustle stats: if players blocked off and if designated players stepped hard to the offensive glass. I evaluated three...

Why you need Focus when you’re Losing

Why you need Focus when you’re Losing

As coaches and leaders, how do we sustain our team's hope and energy in times of struggle and defeat? Unfortunately, this is easier said than done as making a mistake and/or losing a game often results in discouraged athletes, which in turn, creates a cycle of...

The Coach’s ESPN Broadcast Schedule

The Coach’s ESPN Broadcast Schedule

Did you know Mark Adams (aka The Coach) is also an expert college basketball analyst on ESPN? Well, he is! Mark is currently in his 23rd season with ESPN and has some exciting games coming up. Make sure not to miss them by checking out his 2022 broadcast schedule…

Happy Holidays from The Coach & The Geek

Happy Holidays from The Coach & The Geek

It has been a wonderful year for our families, Lighthouse Technologies, and The Coach and The Geek.  We hope it has been for you too. From Jeff (The Geek) I spent this year learning more about myself, my internal paradigm (as Stephen Covey would call it), and getting...

Inspire your team to see their potential

Inspire your team to see their potential

As leaders, we have an opportunity to help improve the lives of those surrounding us. Whether we are business leaders, community leaders, athletic directors, or coaches, we can and do impact those on our “team.” Whether you are intentional or not, you are…

6 Things that Build a Culture of We: A Printable Poster

6 Things that Build a Culture of We: A Printable Poster

A big part of building a Culture of We is holding your team accountable to the behaviors that contribute to such a culture. In our research, we learned that those behaviors really don't have to require skill. In fact, the simpler they are, the better! That's why we've...

Meet & Greet with The Coach & The Geek in Dayton, OH

Meet & Greet with The Coach & The Geek in Dayton, OH

Join us in Dayton, OH for our first networking and book signing event! The Coach & The Geek are pumped to meet you and bring this community of business leaders and athletic coaches together. They'll be at Agnes & Orson (79 Plum St, Beavercreek, OH 45440) on...

The Educational AD Podcast x The Coach & The Geek

The Educational AD Podcast x The Coach & The Geek

A huge thank you to Jake Von Scherrer of The Educational AD Podcast for having us so we could share more experiences from writing The Coach & The Geek: Building a Kick-Butt Culture and all that we've learned since. If you've ever wanted a glimpse into Mark and...

Focus featured on Hilton Head News

Focus featured on Hilton Head News

Recently, The Coach & The Geek had the opportunity to share some of the details of Focus on WHHITV in Hilton Head, SC. Mark Adams jumped in to share the big picture of why we built Focus and how it can impact athletic teams through hustle and accountability....

How Does Focus help You be Successful?

How Does Focus help You be Successful?

Focus isn't your average stat tracker. With an emphasis on coaching with intention, building accountability, and investing in your athletes as people, Focus encourages a more holistic approach to statistics. You may be wondering how a program like this fits into your...

Emphasizing Energy Back to Bench with Focus

Emphasizing Energy Back to Bench with Focus

Picking hustle stats that fit your team's culture can be challenging, but we’re here to help! One of our favorites is applicable to all sports. In fact, we’ve seen it in teams using Focus for basketball, softball, and even bowling! It’s all about the energy teammates...

Focus Transformed a Mid-Major Basketball Player’s Defensive Game

Focus Transformed a Mid-Major Basketball Player’s Defensive Game

Focus is designed to motivate players to emphasize hustle over talent, even when they’re the top scorer, so they’re always playing hard for the betterment of the team, not just traditional stats. That’s exactly what happened for a Mid-Major Men's basketball team. One...