What an exceptional season this has been for the women’s basketball team at the University of South Carolina. Often great players don’t always turn out to be great coaches. The communication, managerial and motivation skills are often thought of as a given. However many a great players end up pushing too hard or not enough (49ers ex Head Coach Mike Singletary comes to mind). Coach Dawn Staley learned quickly that no player on her team plays exactly like she did or my never will. Everybody has their own way of doing things. It’s up to a coach and his/her staff to recognize and develop them to do the best that they can do. I have watched players on this women’s basketball team advance with skills quickly through trial and errors. The building block has been defense as an individual. One on one each of one of the seniors will find a way to dominate their opponent. This not only helps them win it also shows the underclass what to do.
I like what Coach Staley has done. Well…what she is doing because they are still playing in March. I have been a Gamecock fan for a long time but I have never seen this much excitement about women’s basketball. It’s Sweet….16 that is. Good luck women.