Coach Interview: Dan Ashby
By ONE2ONE Team
We catch up with one of the newest members of our team...
Why did you get into coaching?
I got into coaching through Coach Sadler. It wasn't something I originally thought I would get into, but I'm enjoying the new challenge and seeing the game from a different perspective is interesting to me, as is seeing the improvement of the players I get the chance to work with.
Talk us through your basketball career to-date…
I started playing basketball at 13 years-old when my PE Teacher suggested I go for a trial at Ipswich where I was selected for the team, and I played for them right through the junior teams, academy and Senior Men.
What moment from your career to-date are you proudest of?
The proudest moment is probably my last season with the U18 men, under Coach MacDonald.
We went from a really tough Eastern Conference Division all the way to the last eight in the country, beating an unbeaten team on their home floor and a Premier division side along the way.
What film, podcast or book would you recommend to players or coaches?
I would recommend "Mind Gym" by Gary Mack.
It's a very interesting read and touches a lot on the psychology of sport and the power of positive thinking - which is overlooked by a lot of people.
What do you do when you’re not around basketball?
When I'm not around basketball, I enjoy working out and lifting weights.
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