For most of the people who play or work for sports teams, being competitive comes naturally – it is part of the DNA of athletes and coaches. Collaboration, on the other hand, is often an acquired ability or skill, especially when it means collaborating with people outside of the team.
At scoutSMART, we are “creative and collaborative to provide recruiting analytics that help teams win”. We work together in a collaborative manner to provide solutions for college football coaches and recruits. In some cases, we need external partners to provide an optimal solution. In my experience, collaboration creates better results.
For college football teams, collaboration in the recruiting process means working with high school coaches, families, admissions, and others to optimize recruiting. Recently, we talked to several participants in the recruiting process about how they are leveraging collaboration more than ever. Check out the recording of our recent panel discussion on collaboration in the football recruiting process. The panel includes:
Bryan Bedford, Moderator - Global Lead, Sports Go To Market (GTM) Cisco. Bryan previously worked at XOS and was Director of Recruiting at TCU
Ryan McNamee who has experience as the previous Director of Football Ops at UNLV and Cornell and Director of Player Development at University of Miami and Temple
Jeff Love, Assistant Head Coach at Santa Margarita Catholic High School in California. Previous roles include QB coach at the University of Kansas and Houston Baptist and recruiting coordinator at Occidental College
Alex Brown, Director of Football Recruiting and NFL Liaison at Rice. Prior to Rice, Brown was the Recruiting Coordinator and Assistant Director of Player Personnel at the University of Houston