Meet Head Women's Basketball Coach - Doug Haynes
Doug Haynes: Head Coach
Our series continues of introducing our readers to our coaching staff and their particular philosophies. Our next introduction is Head Women's Basketball coach, Doug Haynes.
How would you describe your coaching style?
I want my kids to go out and have fun within a system that will allow them to play without looking over there shoulders wondering if they make a mistake they will be taken out of the game. We also want to fast break and press while controlling the tempo of the game.
What is your most memorable moment as a coach?
First season at CCRI when we needed to beat Orange County 65-42 at home and then traveling to New York the next morning for a game with Sullivan CC in the same weekend beating them 65-55 to qualify for the region 15 tournament.
How would you describe your team culture?
One that encourages all players to put forth their best effort in pursuit of a common goal.
Who is your coaching role model and why?
Vincent Cullen former head men's coach at CCRI. Mr. Cullen allowed me to display my talents on the court, he wasn't a coach who restricted is players.
What is your favorite quote?
Talent wins games but teamwork and Intelligence wins championships - Michael Jordan
What lessons did you learn from your playing days?
How to play in a system that the coach has provided for the team. How to put your best effort in for each game and to be a good teammate and leader.
What are the characteristics you look for in student-athletes?
Characteristics that I look for is the hard work that a student athlete puts in the classroom and on the court. Also, how they respond to others.
What word best describes your current team?
Who is one athlete you remember watching as a kid who really impressed you on and off the field?
Julius Erving is one of the greatest athletes that I enjoyed watching when growing up. Dr J played the game with the same expression whether he won or lost and also continued to appreciate the fans on and off the court.
What factors played in your decision to become a coach at CCRI?
Being a former student athlete I wanted to be able to help RI kids get the opportunity to play and graduate with a degree.