Brian Stanchak

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About Brian Stanchak

Founder & President of The BDS Agency and Founder & Director of Head Coach Training Center

“9 for 90” Success Strategies for New Head Coaches: Patrick Elliott, PhD

By |April 23rd, 2019|

By Patrick Elliott, PhD You're sitting alone in YOUR new empty office. Finally... a moment to clear your head. The press conference is over. Your family and friends have [...]

You Never Know Who is Watching: Tarrell Robinson

By |April 9th, 2019|

In 2012, Tarrell Robinson was approached with an opportunity to lead his alma mater, North Carolina A&T State University. While both playing and serving as an Assistant Coach there, [...]

The Power of Positivity: Melissa Jackson

By |March 25th, 2019|

After 10 years as the Associate Head Coach and Assistant Coach at the University of Akron, Melissa Jackson was named Acting Head Coach for the program. In what she [...]

Facts Tell but Stories Sell: Brian Stanchak

By |March 10th, 2019|

A story is a fact Wrapped in an emotion That compels us to take action That transforms us in some way -Richard Maxwell and executive coach Robert Dickman When you [...]

The Significance of Staff for Success: Missy Tiber

By |February 26th, 2019|

After 12 seasons as a Head Coach at the Division I and II levels, Missy Tiber used this experience in 2013 to embark on the challenge of leading the [...]

Cultivating Culture Never Goes Away: Kim Rosamond

By |February 12th, 2019|

Kim Rosamond was extremely happy as an Assistant Coach, but after spending 19 seasons in the SEC as a player and coach, she was ready to take over a [...]

Taking a Blue Collar Approach: Jenny Huth

By |January 29th, 2019|

A Colorado native, Jenny Huth returned to her home state in 2018 when she was named the new Head Coach at the University of Northern Colorado. Huth arrived in [...]

If It’s Not Broke, Why Fix It: Brooke Atkinson

By |January 20th, 2019|

From 2003 to 2011, Brooke Atkinson served as an Assistant Coach at New Mexico State University. Little did she know six years after leaving Las Cruces, she would return [...]

All In and Ready to Go to Work: Vicki Hall

By |January 8th, 2019|

On March 21, 2018, Indianapolis native Vicki Hall was named the new Head Women's Basketball Coach, returning to the state where she was voted 1988 "Miss Basketball". Hall had [...]

Head Coach Hiring Trends in Division I Women’s Basketball

By |August 18th, 2018|

By Brian D. Stanchak, The BDS Agency Since 2014, there have been 186 Division I Head Women’s Basketball Coach openings. We dive deep into the levels of experience, gender, [...]

Dreams Lead to Delaware State: David Caputo

By |August 10th, 2018|

Earlier this morning, David Caputo was officially named the new Head Women's Basketball Coach at Delaware State University. In a special feature, David shared with HCTC fresh information and [...]

Seizing The Opportunity: Amy Vachon

By |May 6th, 2018|

On January 6, 2017, Amy Vachon was named the University of Maine's Interim Head Coach following Head Coach Richard Barron stepping aside for medical reasons. She continued in this [...]

A Unique Perspective: Brian D. Stanchak

By |April 24th, 2018|

Brian D. Stanchak started The BDS Agency in 2013, which has quickly grown into a national leader in advising, marketing, and representing collegiate women's basketball coaches. Brian's 15 years [...]

From Coach to Administrator: Tiffany Tucker

By |April 15th, 2018|

As the Deputy AD for Internal Operations/SWA at South Carolina State University, Tiffany Tucker is responsible for, among many things, oversight of women's basketball. Her familiarity with the sport extends [...]

Believe in Yourself: Yolett McPhee-McCuin

By |March 20th, 2018|

When Yolett McPhee-McCuin arrived at Jacksonville University in 2013, she inherited a program that was coming off of three straight losing seasons. She immediately implemented a vision that she [...]

Making Communication a Priority: Katrina Merriweather

By |March 11th, 2018|

After six seasons as an Assistant Coach at Wright State University, Katrina Merriweather was offered the chance to move over one chair and become the program's Head Coach in [...]

The Difference is in the Details: Jeff Harada

By |February 27th, 2018|

Can you take us through the process up until you were officially named the new Head Coach at Cal State Fullerton? I had just wrapped up my third season as [...]

Don’t Be Afraid to Fail: Margaret Richards

By |February 18th, 2018|

In 2016, Margaret Richards achieved a career goal when she was named the new Head Coach of Alabama A&M University. Tasked with rebuilding Division I program that had not [...]

Successful Transition from DII to DI Head Coach: Lisa Carlsen

By |February 6th, 2018|

In 2015, Lisa Carlsen's success as a Head Coach at the Division II level rewarded her with an opportunity to lead her own Division I program at Northern Illinois [...]

Head Coach Hiring Trends in Division I Women’s Basketball

By |January 28th, 2018|

By Brian D. Stanchak, The BDS Agency Since 2014, there have been 142 Division I Head Women's Basketball Coach openings. We dive deep into the levels of experience, gender, [...]

The Best Leaders Share Their Journey: Courtney Banghart

By |January 16th, 2018|

In 2015, Forbes named Princeton Head Coach Courtney Banghart as one of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders. This well-deserved honor was a result of building the Princeton program into a [...]

Building a Winning Culture: Bethann Ord

By |January 9th, 2018|

Bethann Ord was hired as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Weber State University in 2011, tasked with rebuilding a program that had not won more than 10 games [...]

Sliding Over Just One Chair: Kacie Cryer

By |January 7th, 2018|

On April 8, 2016, Kacie Cryer's life changed when the Louisiana native and seven-year Assistant Coach at McNeese State University was promoted to the program's Head Coach. At the [...]

Your Preparation Begins Now: Kia Damon

By |December 27th, 2017|

On May 31, 2017, Kia Damon was formally introduced as the new Head Women's Basketball Coach at Lafayette College. Her return to Pennsylvania was a homecoming of sorts, as [...]

Like Father, Like Daughter: Maureen Magarity

By |December 26th, 2017|

Maureen Magarity grew up in a “basketball family” and around a father who was a successful Division I Head Men’s Basketball Coach, but that has not stopped her from [...]

2017 National Champion: Robyn Fralick

By |December 12th, 2017|

In 2017, Robyn Fralick accomplished what most coaches dream by leading Ashland University to the Division II National Championship. Since taking over the program in 2015, Fralick’s impact though [...]

Forging His Own Legacy: Tony Kemper

By |November 28th, 2017|

As Marshall’s Associate Head Coach from 2012 to 2017, Tony Kemper was instrumental in assisting the program to two of only three post-season berths in the program’s history, but [...]

The Program Builder: Aaron Roussell

By |November 21st, 2017|

Since Aaron Roussell stepped on Bucknell’s campus in April of 2012, he was tasked with rebuilding a program that had only won five games the season prior to his [...]

Well-Prepared as a Leader: Megan Duffy

By |November 9th, 2017|

There are several moments during a coaches’ career that they will remember forever. For Megan Duffy, one of those moments took place on April 3rd, 2017 when she was [...]

Creating History: Vanessa Blair-Lewis

By |April 3rd, 2017|

Vanessa Blair-Lewis arrived in Daytona Beach in 2008 with 120 wins and a .591 conference winning percentage as a Division I Head Coach. She was tasked with rebuilding a [...]

Rebuilding Rider with HEART: Lynn Milligan

By |February 21st, 2017|

When Lynn Milligan took over the Rider University women’s basketball program in 2008, the program had on five total wins during the two season prior to her arrival. She [...]

Finding Solutions for Challenges: Steve Lanpher

By |February 7th, 2017|

On December 30th, NJIT Head Coach Steve Lanpher won his 200th career game as a Head Coach. His path to NJIT has taken him from Head Coach positions at [...]

Success at Multiple Levels: JD Gravina

By |January 31st, 2017|

When JD Gravina took over the Western Illinois program in 2011, the Leathernecks did not have a winning season during the five seasons prior to his arrival. Since then, [...]

An International Perspective: Donna Finnie

By |January 5th, 2017|

As the Head Coach of the Scottish national team, Donna Finnie became the first Head Coach at any level to win two consecutive FIBA Tournaments (2005 and 2006), while [...]

Building a “Family” First: Kyle Rechlicz

By |December 21st, 2016|

When Kyle Rechlicz was named the Head Coach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2012, she inherited a program that was coming off of four straight losing seasons. Rather [...]

Conference Familiarity: Bernard Scott

By |December 2nd, 2016|

When Bernard Scott was named the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at the University of Detroit Mercy in May of 2015, he was already very familiar with program and the [...]

Always Expecting to Win: Camryn Whitaker

By |November 28th, 2016|

Camryn Whitaker is Kentucky born and raised, but her coaching career has taken her to Tennessee, Missouri, and Ohio. As an Assistant Coach at the University of Dayton, Whitaker [...]

Make Yourself and Today a Priority: Jim Jabir

By |November 17th, 2016|

Jim Jabir built Dayton women’s basketball into a program that transcended the mid-major level to achieve national success on a consistent basis. The all-time winningest coach in program history [...]

Lessons Learned Two Years In: Caroline McCombs

By |November 7th, 2016|

Caroline McCombs has built the Stony Brook women’s basketball program into a consistent winner during her first two years leading the Seawolves’ program. Since arriving in Long Island after [...]