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Assessing Character Traits Of Potential Assistant Coaches

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Amy Bokker (@AmyBokker) is the head coach for the Women’s Lacrosse team at Stanford University. Since joining the Cardinal in 2009, Bokker has established Stanford as the West’s premier program, consistently ranked among the country’s Top 25. She also serves as an Assistant Coach for the U.S. Women’s National Lacrosse Team.

As Bokker shares here, bringing on assistant coaches is an important decision. In assessing potential assistants, she emphasizes character traits based on trust and commitment. She expects that her assistants will handle things as she would on the road or when recruiting. She also wants invested individuals who buy into her philosophies and commit to team values.