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Success is a Choice

Feb 1, 2018

Travis Daugherty is the author of "The Lens: Raising a Champion Athlete and Man in Today's Myopic World". He is also the head boys basketball coach at Mt. Vernon High School in Fortville, Indiana.  Entering the 2017-18 season, he has a career record of 172-122 in 13 seasons as a head coach. Daugherty's head coaching career started at Tipton High School from 2004-2009, where his teams won back-to-back sectional and conference championships. In 2008, he received the Indiana Basketball Coach's Association Bob King Coach of the Year award.  From 2009-2013, Travis served as the Head Coach at Bishop Chatard High School in Indianapolis, and he started at Mt. Vernon in 2013-14.  He won a state championship for Alexandria-Monroe H.S. and then went on to have a stellar collegiate career at Anderson University. In addition to coaching responsibilities, Travis also serves as a high school English teacher at Mt. Vernon.  His most important job in life is his role as a husband and father.  He and his wife, Jessica, were married in 2003 and have three children:  Aden, Owen, and Leah.  

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Why he wrote a book on parenting
  • What good and bad parenting looks like
  • How writing this book has changed him as a coach and parent

Travis' Twitter: @mvcoachd


Twitter: @The_Lens_Book

Instagram:  @The_Lens_Book


Newsletter Archive:

Higher Level Basketball Camps:

The Lens: Raising a Champion Athlete and Man in Today's Myopic World by Travis Daugherty

 LEAD...for God's Sake! A Parable for Finding the Heart of Leadership by Todd Gongwer

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dwick

InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives by Joe Ehrmann

Coach of the Year's Never-Give-Up Attitude Propels Marauders

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