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Basketball, Pasties and Leadership

November 1, 2019

On this episode of Finlandia Fridays, host Olivia Myers is joined by new Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Sam Casey. Casey recently moved to the the Copper Country, he shares with Myers his experience so far, his philosophy on a successful program and the team.

“To me leadership is not necessarily getting people to follow you, it’s getting people to walk with you,” said Casey. “We spend a lot of time individually with our students. One of the things we talk about is PRIDE Daily and that is Purpose, Resiliency, Integrity, Determination and Effort.”

Casey went into more detail about the leadership on his team, his leadership council which is comprised of his upper classmen. He also shared with Myers his philosophy on “buying in” to not only himself but each other.

The teams game will be on November 9, 2019 against Dubuque in Iowa and their first home game is scheduled for November 12, 2019 against Lakeland.  For the full season schedule visit fulions.com.


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