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Episode 38: Michael Fly, Assistant Coach to Head Coach
16th January 2019 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Michael Fly, Assistant Coach to Head Coach Guest: Michael Fly, Florida Gulf Coast University Head Coach In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Florida Gulf Coast University head coach Michael Fly joins the podcast to discuss being an assistant coach who becomes the head coach. Fly who has spent the previous seven years as an assistant coach on the Eagles’ staff, was promoted to head coach of the FGCU men’s basketball program this spring. He gives great advice for being the best assistant coach you can be, while providing insights into how he is going to approach being a head coach.   Breakdown: 1:00 - Introduction 2:00 - Challenges in Taking Over the Program 5:00 - Blending Both Coaching Styles? 6:30 - Personality Change in Interacting Players 8:30 - Better Program are Player-Coach than Player-led 10:00 - Assistant Coach to Head Coaching Position 12:00 - Just be Really Good at What you do 13:30 - Examples of Things He Could Take-off Coaches Play 17:00 - Finding Opportunities to Speak 20:00 - Interview and Recruitment Process 22:00 - The Value of Recruitment and the Institution 25:00 - Things that He Done in the University 27:00 - The Most Important Situation is Your Situation 28:30 - Things Head Coaches Must Do to Develop their Assistants 31:30 - Recruiting with Assistant Coaches and Staff 34:00 - End-Game Coaching Responsibilities 36:00 - Broken Up Responsibilities and Quick Meetings 37:40 - Process of Offense 38:40 - Freedom to Make Plays 40:00 - Implementing Offense and Defense 41:30 - Teach Someone a New Position and Adjusting Players 43:00 - Conclusion   Michael Fly’s Bio Bio: Twitter:   Basketball Immersion Website: Twitter: YouTube: Facebook: See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at