Becoming a College Coach - Networking, Interviews & Connectionsby Hernando Planells
Coach Hernando Planells shares with you a blueprint for advancing in your career as a coach in this clinic presentation. Coach Planells discusses the importance of building the right relationships along with your brand in social media and in the coaching community. Also discussed are resume examples and interviewing advice.
Hernando Planells enters his first season as the Head Coach of Jessup Women’s Basketball. Planells was officially named to his new role in July of 2020.
Before Jessup, Planells most recently served as the Associate Head Coach for the women’s basketball program at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Planells was an assistant coach from 2013 – 2016 with the Blue Devils before being promoted to his Associate Head Coach role for which he held for three seasons.
During his tenure at Duke, an NCAA basketball powerhouse, the Blue Devils won the ACC Championship and made two appearances in the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight.
Outside of collegiate sports, Planells has placed his fingerprints in professional and international basketball as well. Planells was Head Coach of the Wyoming Golden Eagles of the All-American Professional Basketball in 2005, before becoming an NBA scout from 2005 – 2010.
Planells’ return to coaching came in 2010 as he was named an Assistant Coach for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League.
Along with his coaching duties for Jessup, Planells serves as the Head Coach of the New Zealand U17 National Team, where he has been in that role since 2018.
Planells is also a business owner, as he operates Be Contagious Leadership. He is a frequent public speaker at events such as the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association convention and hosts the Be Contagious podcast.