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Brad Stevens: Good Composure Is Vital for Coaching

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Brad Stevens (@BCCoachStevens), is the President of Basketball Operations for the Boston Celtics (@Celtics) and a PCA National Advisory Board Member. Stevens was the Head Coach of the Celtics until 2021. Stevens is most famous for his calm coaching style and demeanor on the sidelines. He is known for getting the most out of his players and has now led the Celtics to multiple Eastern Conference Finals appearances. Before joining the Celtics, Stevens rose to prominence as coach of the Butler University basketball team that he led to consecutive NCAA title game appearances.

Stevens knows from experience that maintaining composure in difficult situations is one of the most significant qualities for a coach at any level and for every sport. He especially believes composure is vital at the youth level, because building character and teaching the fundamentals of the game are both more important than winning. It is crucial that coaches reinforce the idea that athletic competition is ultimately about learning, enjoying, and improving on what they are doing. Stevens thinks the most central aspect of youth sports is to promote passion for the game so kids are excited about the sports they play.

"Kerr Rivers Stevens"