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Examples of Relevant Emails to Send to College Coaches | Referencing a Quote from a Coach
Let’s walk through an example of how we would target a coach and his staff with a relevant email. For the example let’s say you are a Men’s Basketball player and you have some Division II programs in the mid-west on your target list, one of them being the University of Southern Indiana. Now you want to get their attention and are ready to send them an email letting them know of your interest. During the research process you have learned that the head coach, Rodney Watson, and his staff highly value players who:
• Take pride in their defense
• Abide by and execute the team system consistently
• Are great students
Now, before emailing the coaches do a Google search of the head and assistant coaches. When I googled: “Rodney Watson recruiting” I came across this article by Mark Mathis in Evansville Living, among many other articles, interviews and videos of Coach Watson:
I referenced this quote from Coach Watson:
“What impressed me about last year was how everyone changed their roles. Guys went from being second line players to the front line; they moved up on every opponent’s scouting report,” Watson says. This year’s team, ranked in the Division II top 10, features Brandon Hogg, a senior from Edwardsville, Ill., and Lawrence Thomas, a sophomore from Springfield, Ill., transitioning from second line to front line players. “They’ve stayed together, played for the right reasons,” Watson says. “We all need to have goals, and they have only one common goal: to win the game first.”
Your email should have 3 points to offer the coach:
The email should also be short, concise and to the point and I will continue to reference PBR or Purpose, Benefit, Request.
Now if you are looking to grab Coach Rodney Watson’s attention you could send a relevant email referencing the article and Coach Watson’s quotes:
Example Email: Referencing a Coach’s Quote
Subject: Coach Watson: Your Quote in Evansvilleliving.com
Hi Coach Watson,
I came across this quote from you on Evansvilleliving.com and I wanted to connect: “What impressed me about last year was how everyone changed their roles. Guys went from being second line players to the front line; they moved up on every opponent’s scouting report.”
My name is Steve O’Brien and I am very interested in becoming part of your program. Much like your current players did for you this year, I pride myself in being a team player, abiding by the team system and doing whatever it takes to win. I am a junior point guard and in the top 15% of my class academically at Braintree High School in Braintree, MA. I want to major in Business and have been researching USI’s College of Business program.
Please see my full profile (stats, grades, video, referrals): www.steveobrien.com (Add Hyperlink to Your Online Athletic Profile)
Coach Watson, I will be visiting the Southern Indiana campus in late October and was hoping you (or one of your assistants) would have some time to meet? I would also be open to scheduling a call prior at your convenience? Please let me know if this is possible.
I appreciate your time and I am very eager to learn more about your program and what type of student-athlete best fits your system.
Steve O’Brien ‘14
Junior | Point Guard | Braintree High School
GPA: 3.2 | SAT: 1510 | ACT: 22
Steve O’Brien Basketball Profile (Add Hyperlink to Your Online Athletic Profile)
Video: Highlights and References (Add Hyperlink to YouTube Channel or Videos)
Let’s breakdown the “referencing a a coach’s quote email” (subject line, purpose, benefit, request, etc.) on the next page.
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