Monday, November 10, 2008

Profile: Adam DeJoode

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PROFILE: Adam DeJoode
Today the profile spotlight goes south of the border to fall on Adam DeJoode of Southeast Polk. Iowa opens their high school practices today. DeJoode is first VP for IBCA and is the girls select chair. SE Polk was 12-10 in 4A last season.
IBCA Select has won the the Iowa State AAU tournament five straight seasons 2004-2008. IBCA Select won the Dakota Showcase in June.

photo: DeJoode after the Dakota Showcase championship game. photo by kja

Northern University High School 1996
Iowa State University 2000

mentor coaches: Tim Floyd, Bill Fennelly, Denny Cullinan, Nate Loenser, Brian Hagen, Steck

basketball coaching jobs
Student Manager, Iowa State Men's Basketball
Varsity Boys Assistant, Ames High School
Head Girls Basketball Coach, Charles City High School
Head Girls Basketball Coach, Southeast Polk High School

Favorite basketball movie: Hoosiers

Favorite basketball instructional video/tape: Thomas J. Cirincione "Toody" including the Hatterdome, Bruce O'Neill, & Poconos tapes

Favorite book: Anything by John Grisham

Favorite high school gymnasium: Southeast Polk / Charles City

favorite team growing up: Iowa State, Utah Jazz

Meal before a game: Subway

starting five from your high school coaching career (by position)
1) Kristyn Ferris
2) Chelsie Krull
3) Danielle Wubbens
4) Emily Guenther
5) Cala Westergard

opponents starting five from your high school coaching career (py position)
1) Trisha Nesbitt, Ames
2) Samantha Reiser, Waukon
3) Traci Ollendieck, Cresco
4) Nicole VanderPol, Grundy Center
5) Molly McClelland, WDM Valley

starting five from your AAU coaching career
1) Jaime Printy, Linn-Mar (Iowa)
2) Nicole Clausen, Denison (UNI)
3) Kelsey Bolte, BC-IG (Iowa State)
4) Kelly Krei, Iowa City High (Iowa)
5) Wendy Ausdemore, Tri-Center (Iowa)

opponents starting five from your AAU career
1) Jill Young, South Dakota Elite
2) Heather Ezell, Missouri Phantoms
3) Courtney Boylan, MN Metro Stars
4) Marissa Kastanek, CSS Bison
5) Amanda Zimmerman, North Tartan

favorite opponent Anyone in the CIML Central

coach you would like to avoid playing
Gene Klinge, Waukon 2nd on Iowa's all-time win list. Handed us 3 of our 4 losses in 2004 including state championship game.

trend you like in high school basketball
post players being able to shoot 3's

trend that needs fixing in basketball
recruiting and transferring in high school basketball. The most common question asked in the basketball world every spring is, “Who is going to be good next year?” The question is asked hundreds of times at all levels including high school and college. Earlier in my coaching career, the answer was usually simple. You looked at returning starters, schedule strength, coaching and made an educated guess. The recent trend of recruiting and transferring in Iowa High School Basketball is making answering that question nearly impossible. In the past couple years I have been forced to answer that question this way, “Ask me in October when we see where all the transfers and recruits end up.”

most memorable game you coached.
State Semi-Final vs. Dubuque Wahlert

most painful loss
Regional Final 2002 vs. Clear Lake, double OT loss by 1 with 17 footer as buzzer sounded.

If you could go to a college to assist which one
Iowa State, Iowa, UNI, or Drake

favorite athlete in another sport
Chris Paul

favorite coach: Tim Floyd

biggest change in basketball since you started coaching
kids transferring and recruiting in high school basketball

Favorite value in others: honesty

Thanks coach DeJoode.

next up: tomorrow or when news breaks.