The Best-Laid Plans of A High School Basketball CEO: A Coach's Guide to Seeking & Securing, Building & Maintaining a Successful Program

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ISBN: 9781457508080
180 pages

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A leadership book, a book that offers tips on how to run a sports program from kindergarten through high school, an inspirational underdog story—The Best-Laid Plans of a High School Basketball CEO is all of the above and more. Here's a sample:

Matt Kramer's boys' basketball team from Navarre Fairless High School was perhaps the worst in the Canton (Ohio) area, finishing 3-19 in 2004; in 2005, he was sitting on a coaching “hot seat” at 0-12 in the middle of January. His program left for dead...

...Twenty-six months later, Coach Kramer was standing on a ladder in the Canton Memorial Field House cutting down the nets after his Fairless team won the prestigious Canton Division-II District Championship Game in overtime and earned a spot in Ohio's D-II "Sweet-16".

Miracle? No, it happened with hard work, with a little luck, and with the help of some mentoring by a legendary 500-win coach, Randy Montgomery--ideas shared here in The Best-Laid Plans of a High School Basketball CEO. 


About Matt Kramer & Randy Montgomery

A Hall-of-Fame high school basketball coach, and a disciple and close friend of West Virginia University head coach Bob Huggins, Randy Montgomery has spent over three decades using his innovative approach to lead two high school programs--Wooster Triway and North Canton Hoover--to elite status in the state of Ohio. 

After spending three seasons on Coach Huggins' first staff at Walsh College, Montgomery spent his first nineteen seasons as a head coach leading his program at Triway to a 343-95 record, 12 straight conference championships, six district championships, and two trips to Ohio's  Final Four (1988; 1991). In 2002, he accepted the job at North Canton Hoover High School where he led his 2004 team to a 20-0 record and the State of Ohio's Division-I AP poll championship, earning him his second Ohio Coach of the Year Award (1991).

In The Best-Laid Plans of a High School Basketball CEO, Randy Montgomery shares many of the ideas, methods and stories that have led to his hall-of-fame career and more...



As the last of my players trudged out of the locker room, two dusky rays from high in the Canton Memorial Field House rafters cut through the silent darkness, casting a surreal spotlight at the center of the court where ninety minutes earlier there had been pandemonium— an unbridled celebration three years in the making. Some of the silence from my usually lively group was indicative of exhaustion—physical and emotional. But, it was also a product of the fact that all of us were still trying to comprehend the fact that we had been a part of perhaps the most dramatic ending in the history of any high school basketball championship game this side of Hoosiers.

(See the final 30 seconds of the game being referenced at


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