Hall of Fame Coach Pat Sullivan publishes new book titled "Team-Building: From the Bench to the Boardroom"

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Pat Sullivan, the former University of St Francs basketball coach and an inductee into eight Halls of Fame, has just published his second book, Team-Building: From the Bench to the Boardroom. 
In 2003 he wrote, Attitude-The Cornerstone of Leadership. In this book, he used the word , ATTITUDE , as an acronym. The letters stood for Attitude, Teamwork, Toughness, Intelligence, Thank You, You, Determination, and Effort. Sullivan examines each word and how it leads to quality leadership. 
In his second book , he offers twenty concepts that he has found in his forty-four years of coaching that lead to quality team-building. Among the concepts presented are: Caring, Failure, Success, Listening, Humor, Discipline, Credit, Critique, and Culture. He first shows how each concept is important in the athletic arena, then examines each concept in regards to building a team in the business world. To no one's surprise, the concepts to building a team in athletics fit perfectly into building a team in business. 
Sullivan, who has presented clinics throughout America and internationally, speaks on both Attitude/Leadership and Team-Building. He can be reached at 
CLICK HERE to purchase a copy today!

Neil Alexander NHSACA Coach of the Year Finalist


Longtime Lincoln High School Boys Varsity Basketball Coach Neil Alexander was nominated and selected as a National High School Athletic Coaches Association 2019 Basketball Coach of the Year finalist. The NHSACA National Convention was held in Sioux Falls, North Dakota on June 25 & 26. Neil was one of seven Illinois finalists representing various high school sports from Illinois.

Neil currently is outgoing president of the IBCA and has been on the Board of Directors for 30 years. As the coach of the Railsplitters, Coach Al has amassed 832 career wins which places him at the top of the active Illinois HS boys list. He trails only the late St. Joseph’s Gene Pingatore (1035) and former Rockford Boylan coach Steve Goers (881) on the all-time list.  

Frank Castillo of La Cueva High School in New Mexico was selected as the 2019 National Basketball Coach of the Year.

Congratulations to Coach Alexander and thank you for representing Illinois Basketball!


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