This is a replay of episode 023. It is so good, we wanted to share it again! What if one of the best basketball coaches in the world told you that doing what you think is best for the culture and the program is more important than winning an NCAA title? Would you be willing to let go of the fallacy of winning for creating a culture that matters? This is exactly what Roy Williams told Jenny Levy in 2012. Jenny took what Roy told her to heart and changed her focus from chasing championships to a culture of connection. Two NCAA Championships later, Jenny my have discovered the real “Way of Champions”.

Who is Jenny Levi?

Entering her 24th season as the North Carolina head coach, Jenny Levy is among the best coaches in women’s lacrosse history. Levy ranks third in NCAA Division I history in career wins, is a two-time national champion and a two-time National Coach of the Year. She was named the head coach of the United States National Team in November of 2017.

Highlights from the Discussion:

  • Jen’s Journey began with realizing the curse of knowledge
  • “Sustainable Success” happens with family – It isn’t the winning, it’s the atmosphere
  • How “Living up the the History” plays a role in building a champion culture
  • You need to recruit people who fit your culture not change to be like the people you recruit
  • Jen explains when parents should “step in” with their child’s coach
  • Creating a champion culture is personal, a process, and takes time
  • “You have to be okay doing what is best for the program and it may mean you may NEVER win”
  • Jen’s advice to young coaches – do this first to transform your career
  • Jen explains what will force her to stop coaching…
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