“Winning in the living room” is a phrase that often gets thrown around in the offseason, as coaches sell their programs to student-athletes and their families.
Impressing the parents is a big step, but it isn’t the only step.
Winning over the high school coach plays a major role in the process, and recruiters often have to sell themselves to the coach to seal the deal.
A college program takes on the identity of a coaching staff; and with the coaching industry being the fraternity that it is, establishing that identity and fostering those relationships with high school coaches is incredibly important.
They provide guidance to players and their families, as they search for that “perfect fit” at the next level.
“I think coach-to-coach relationships are very important,” Central Gwinnett (Ga.) head coach Todd Wofford said. “I’ve built up relationships with coaches from different conferences and different teams, and knowing what kind of guys they are off the field allows me to provide…
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