On The Grind With Coach Jamal Brunson
Coach Jamal Brunson
My Game: Basketball
My Team: Northside High School Eagles
Years On The Grind: This is my fourth season
RT: Why Did You Get Into Coaching?
Coach Brunson: I always loved the game of basketball & what the game taught you as a person.
RT: Besides Talent What Else Do You Look For?
Coach Brunson: Always look to see if the kid has heart & if the kid is coachable. Talent can only get you but so far, but if the kid has those two he/she is in great shape. Mental toughness is also very important to.
RT: Best Advice You Could Give A Player and A Parent?
Coach Brunson: Best advice I could tell a player is to always keep God first in everything you do. Academics is the number one priority & to always work on his/her game.
RT: Do You Get Butterflies Before The Game?
Coach Brunson: Not as a coach but always when I played.
RT: What Is Your PreGame Ritual?
Coach Brunson: Saying the Lord\’s prayer
RT: Part of the game you love the most?
Coach Brunson: 4th Quarter down by 2 with one minute left. Nothing like that in the world!
RT: Practice or Game, which do you like better? Why?
Coach Brunson: Practice simply because that\’s the place you fix all your mistakes & create game plans for the next opponent. Games to me are easy, practice is always the hard part of the season.
RT: Favorite Practice Drill?
Coach Brunson: Shell 10. Always trying to improve the defense.
RT: If you didn\’t coach basketball, what else you would have coached?
Coach Brunson: Football. I use to play until I was a sophomore in high school. I\’m still a big fan of the game today.