GETTING TO KNOW COACH COURTNEY - DEPAUL UNIVERSITY

Q:  Coach, can you give us all a little background on yourself?

A:  I was originally born in Racine, Wisconsin and lived there  until I was 6 years old. My family then moved to the DC area where I attended high school. 

Q:  Why did you get into the coaching business?

A:  I have always loved the game of basketball and I knew from a very young age that I always wanted to coach.

Q:  Can you describe yourself using 3 words.

A:  Positive, Energetic and Passionate.

Q: Can you give us a brief description of your coaching philosophy?

A:  My coaches philosophy is that I want to always be on the attack and force the other team to react to our team on both ends of the floor.

Q: What traits are important to you when you are recruiting a player?

A:  When recruiting, I want winning players who have great attitudes.  I also wants players who have the ability to learn and want to work to get better.

Q:  What are some of the important things you learned from being an assistant coach that helped you when you became a head coach?

A:  I learned how to run a program on a daily basis, as it relates to organizing all the things that it takes to be successful.

Q:  What do you feel is the most important message that you leave your players with after they graduate?

A:  Hopefully the student-athletes who graduated from my program will all have learned the lessons of being a member of a team because those lessons will help them throughout their lives.

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