71. Sherri Coale - Creating a Hall of Fame Career and Team

68 minutes

Sherri Coale is a retired Hall of Fame basketball coach, writer, speaker, believer, and master motivator. For the past 25 years, Coale has served as the head women’s basketball coach at the University of Oklahoma where she is the winningest coach in OU history.

She’s a true inspiration to women, athletes, coaches, and entrepreneurs across the country and she’s here to discuss it all on How That Happened.

In this episode, Sherri sheds light on how she rebuilt and reinvigorated OU’s women’s basketball program from the ground up, strategies for developing a team culture, and the challenges she faced when recruiting new team members. In addition, Sherri speaks on what it was like to learn from and play against the legendary Geno Auriemma.

Coale shares her candid thoughts on dealing with pressure in a high-stakes career, how to maintain a cohesive, efficient organization despite high player turnover, and the power of mentorship for both the mentor and mentee. She also offers valuable insights on leaving a beloved career to transition into a new leadership position as well as the creative endeavors that are currently keeping her busy.

Connect with Sherri:

Visit her website: https://www.sherricoale.com

Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sherricoale

Connect with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherri-coale-582770213

Stay tuned for her upcoming book release!

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