COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech assistant basketball coach Russ Willemsen recently contributed a piece to College Chalktalk, one of the nation's prime outlets for NCAA hoops coverage, on handling off-court adversity as a team.
Willemsen has become a regular contributer to College Chalktalk over the past few seasons and has since consistently built a credible reputation with the Chalktalk with his knowledge of NCAA basketball and experiences as a college coach. Through his contributions, he has become close with College Chalktalk's President and Founder, Chris DiSano, and is often looked to for frequent submissions pertaining to tips on coaching at a collegiate level, both on and off the court.
In his most recent article, which was published as a part of Chalktalk's National Coaches Diary Series, Willemsen talks of how the bonds of the Tennessee Tech basketball team have grown stronger as of recent, due to the team's support for one another during some off-court issues.
To read the full article, please visit NCDS: Russ Willemsen, Asst. Coach - Tennessee Tech ("Handling Adversity")
Founded in 2007, College Chalktalk is dedicated to inside the lines coverage of men's college basketball with an emphasis on the Atlantic 10 Conference. Sponsored by the Atlantic 10 and possessing relationships with schools and coaching staffs from more than 25 leagues across the nation, CCT has earned respect throughout the coaching community and is committed to analysis which is credible and accurate.
Prior to the 2009-10 season, College Chalktalk launched the National Coaches' Diary Series. The first and only of its kind, the NCDS runs each November through March, with nearly 70 coaches - and counting - from over 24 different conferences contributing to College Chalktalk, providing monthly insight into their respective teams or tackling hot-button issues in today's game.