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Coach Mark Davis male coach

C+ · 79/100 · 1 rating

Former Coach for Men's Soccer at Brigham Young University-Hawaii - [add camp link]

Knowledge of SportA-
Technical TrainingB+
Game StrategyB
Communication SkillsD
Cares for Athlete's Well-BeingC
Organizational SkillsNo Grade
Dedication and Loyalty to ProgramNo Grade
Fairness of Playing TimeNo Grade
Openness to Student AthletesNo Grade
Quality of StaffNo Grade
Quality of PracticesNo Grade
Overall GradeC

Would you play for this coach? (again)
Yes: 0.0%
No: 100.0%

General Comments, Funny Stories, etc.

"I will start with the less favorable things. At SLCC he has over promised things to many players and under delivered on what he tells the players. Organizationally he is unorganized at best. Times for training are usually set in advance but meeting times for anything else, ie; meetings, when and who is traveling, when and who is volunteering at school events, when his office hours are, getting school paperwork/financial things in to the school, are usually left to the 11th hour and are rarely done when he tells the player it will be done by. His communication skills create uncertainty in most of the players. They don't know their standing on the team and often feel he tells players conflicting information/feed back. After games, if you produced in that game, you all of a sudden become his best friend for a day and then ignored the next. When a player asks what they need to do to improve, the player comes away feeling like the coach just told him something to get them to leave him alone so he can get back to what he was doing. Players that actually do what he tells them to do don't get rewarded with more playing time. I don't know if he cares about the players well-being because I have not ever had a conversation with him or for that matter, I have not met him. From watching things from the sidelines, he cares more for certain players well-being than others. He doesn't really play favorites but those that get the most time in games are not held to the same strict expectation of in game execution that the bench players are held to. Bench players feel like they are one mistake away from getting subbed out. Then they sit and watch the starters make mistake after mistake. Certain players that have no clue how to play positions they are put in get yelled at in games but continue to be put back into the game to repeat the same mistakes over and over. His assistant coach is not liked or respected by the players. The assistant coach does have his favorites and won't work individually with players that are not his favorites. The coach and the assistant coach are often not on the same page in telling players what to do. The assistant coach is not consistently at training.

The good things. He does have a good knowledge of the game. He often references things from European leagues/games/philosophies. He is actively pursuing coaching education and holds a USSF A license. He is involved with RSL, and SLCC has played several higher level teams/programs in scrimmages/pre-season. He played the sport at a high level and understands the student athlete balancing act. He values getting an education and has mandatory study hall sessions. Players have access to tutors/academic help when needed. As a coach, he has been successful. His technical training skills are very good and he has high expectations of players technical ability. He expects players to work hard at strength and conditioning. He understands the systems of play he wants the players to execute and takes the time in training to explain what he wants. In games he will often change tactics and/or formations depending on the situation. During the game he often references/reminds the players of what they discussed in the pre-game meetings. He is very passionate about what he does. Sometimes, too passionate and that is why I marked him down a little.

Why my player wouldn't play for him again, he over promises and under delivers time and time again. The poor communication and organization skills are frustrating and is very inconsiderate of others. I don't think he is trying to deceive people or be dishonest, he just doesn't follow through on things he tells the player he will help them with.

My suggestion would be for him to find some assistants to help him with the area's he is struggling and he will be a better/close to elite coach." - 8/31/2017

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Brigham Young University-Hawaii Men's Soccer Win Loss Records

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id cid spid Year Head Coach Winning % Wins Losses Ties Championships / Awards  
184584 38537 13 2014 Mark Davis ? ? ? ? -
157832 38537 13 2013 Mark Davis ? ? ? ? -
105086 32312 13 2012 William Mahoni ? ? ? ? -
78344 25271 13 2011 Michael Akinaka ? ? ? ? -
6281 25271 13 2010 Michael Akinaka ? ? ? ? -

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