Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to sponsor the weekly “Coach’s Corner”, featuring a high school coach from women’s athletics in the local community. Since 1974 the Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic has served the local area for orthopaedic problems and musculosketal issues. The sports medicine program has team physicians for local high schools which provide sports physicals and urgent care for athletes. Click here for details on SPORTS INJURY URGENT CARE.
This week’s “Coach’s Corner” feature is Stacy Biggers-Smith. She coaches Kentucky Premier’s fifth grade Be Elite team. She also coaches JCTMS girls’ basketball. If there is a coach you’d like to read about, email suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Was very active growing up: basketball, track, softball. Started coaching my son’s teams – youth basketball in Jeffersonville (1997). Coached Okolona sports with Highview basketball (2006-2008). Worked with the youth at my church at Mount Zion Baptist Church and coached in a church league. Someone turn my name into the school system, and I’ve been coaching within JCPS for nine years: Whitney Young Elementary School, Brandeis Elementary, and JCTMS.
2) How did you obtain your current coaching position?
Was coaching summer ball and met Coach Mike Moore. He told me that JCTMS was looking for a sixth grade girls’ basketball coach.
3) Who do you look up to?
My twin sister Tracy, who supports me through everything in life.
4) What are two primary goals you have/had for your team this season?
Have fun and respect each other
5) What is the hardest part of coaching for you?
When the player thinks that I’m being hard on them. I just try to bring something out of them. Show tough, then show them love.
6) What qualities do you hope to instill in your players that they can take with them to their families, careers, and society?
Respect yourself. Treat people how you want to be treated. Make sure you learn something every day and stick it in your pocket so when you need it, you have it right in your pocket.
7) How do you motivate your best athletes to work even harder?
Set a goal for yourself. Do not stop until you reach it.
8) What is one mistake you’ve made in your coaching career, and what did you learn from it?
Getting too involved in the game. What I learned from it is it’s not about me; it’s about the players.
9) How do you handle criticism from parents, athletic director, the media, and others?
I listen to whatever the problem is, then I approach it differently next time.
10) What is the greatest philosophy you live by?
Treat people how you want to be treated. Also, everyone have a purpose in life. Find out what your purpose is in life because God created us all.
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