North Carolina State head coach Braden Holloway said that he prefers to talk with athletes, not their parents, during the recruiting process.
That’s what Holloway, one of the hottest coaches in the country right now, told an audience at the International Swim Coaches’ Association (ISCA) clinic in a video posted on the organization’s Facebook page.
“At the end of the day…the interaction with the parents is just going to be in a support mode,” Holloway said. “I want to know that I can be able to relate to this young man or this young lady and put my effort into them and know that I’m going to get it in return. If I don’t know that going into it because their mom and dad are doing all of their emails and phone calls…I think that’s one thing I think as club coaches you can help. Running through the club coach is different, because you guys are the ones that see them every day.”
Holloway, speaking to a room of primarily club coaches, was discussing what he looks for in a recruit and how the process looks from his end.
Recruiting tip from Braden Holloway of NC State:College coaches want to hear from the swimmers themselves.
Posted by International Swim Coaches Association on Thursday, October 6, 2016
Holloway’s process has been very successful so far this fall – he’s already earned over a dozen verbal commitments, plus a big transfer pledge from national high school record breaker Jacob Molacek.