Here's one high school coach who absolutely "gets it."
Coach Earl Smith, 54, and his staff have led his current program to consecutive North Carolina state titles. His recipe for success:
-- Pay attention to details. "It gives you a chance to succeed if you focus on the little things," said one former player.
-- Highly-organized practices "orchestrated with precision." Said Coach Smith: "Every minute is accounted for. Every second. One thing we don't do is waste time."
-- Positive coaching. "No berating" players.
-- A good staff. "I rely on them heavily to teach the fundamentals."
-- Clear goals for the season. Now that his team has had some success, "the goals have been raised."