Note: This article is directed at head coaches but should be of value to any coach, whether you file it away until you get your own team, use it as input for your next staff meeting or simply think about it and see if you feel it has any merit.
Every head coach is looking for an edge; anything to maximize winning. However, this usually requires change and change is something most people resist. As the popular speaker from Orange County, Jim Madrid, says, “You better take change by the hand before it takes you by the throat.”
One change you might consider is where your coaches sit during games. After coaching and watching hundreds of games, one observation I’ve made is that most coaching staffs sit together, as close to midcourt as is allowable. There is no rule that mandates this seating order, simply “that’s how everybody has always done it.” The following are some, but certainly not all, of the possibilities that exist for seating plans with the reasoning for each one.