You have said that dscipline is not a dirty word. Some coaches are wary of disciplinary action fearing it may have an adverse effect. What is your approach? How can a coach use discipline to his or her advantage?
RILEY: Whenever somebody goes outside the covenants and does something that can break the spirit of the team it cannot be allowed. As a coach, I liked to take some of my most experienced players and converse with them about what they think should be done. It isn’t just a my way or the highway thing. Even though at times someone can do something so egregious that yes, he’s out of here. And I think we understand what those things are. When that happens, there is no team consultation.
(Interview questions and answers taken directly from the February 2007 edition of Scholastic Coach & Athletic Director)