Coaching Xcellence is managed by me, Rich Hoyt, a high school basketball coach and educator. I love helping coaches and athletes become better at what they do!

Most coaches are driven, growth mindset, individuals. Coaching Xcellence is designed to provide resources for coaches of all sports to grow and become better in their craft.

I write about coaching of all sports, leadership, spirituality in sports, and motivation. You will find I reference basketball the most as that is my coaching passion. I enjoy reading about leadership, coaches from all sports, and successful people, and will often review my readings.

I speak occasionally on topics related to my work, including:

  • Color Analyst – Xavier University Women’s Basketball, Big East Digital Network Basketball Analyst
  • University of Notre Play Like A Champion Today Program Trainer
  • Educator

Rich Hoyt

I earned a B.S. in Sport Management at Indiana University and a M.Ed. in Sports Administration from Xavier University. I have coached high school basketball in Cincinnati, Ohio, for ten years. While Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at The Summit Country Day School, I was honored as the Cincinnati Enquirer and Greater Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame Division 4 Coach of the Year in 2009. I am the author of the book Finishing The Job (www.FinishingTheJob.com) and was a contributor to Jeff Janssen’s book How to Develop Relentless Competitors.

I am married to Kim Powers Hoyt, a former NCAA National Champion Diver, and have two children (Lucas and Mallory).

Please follow me on Twitter (@CoachHoyt). I encourage you to leave your thoughts and questions with me on the blog or on Twitter.


One thought on “ABOUT

  1. Coach Hoyt,

    I would like to first thank you for your wisdom and information you have contributed to this site. I strongly believe in the sharing of knowledge between coaches and those interested in becoming better players or coaches.

    I am the founder of a young website, http://www.BasketballDevelopment.ca. We are committed to providing plays, skills, drills, and general information to players and coaches around the world. I really enjoyed reading your recent blog on seven things you e learned from being away from coaching. I am wondering if I may re-publish it on Basketball Development, of course with your permission and directing others to your site as well. I feel it can be very beneficial to many coaches, especially those who are young and developing their own craft.

    Please check out our site and let me know what you think of it. We would be more than happy to be able to share your wisdom.


    Sandy MacIntosh

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