Bring It In: Hi, I’m Coach Keith

A new coaching-focused column begins.

Khalif El-Salaam coaching Roosevelt High School at High School Westerns. Photo: John King — UltiPhotos.com

Bring It In is a new coaching-focused column by Keith Raynor.

There was a time where I didn’t know if I could be a coach. I was never an elite player, never sniffed Nationals after high school, and that made me wonder if I was really qualified. With no elite on-field success on my resume, who was I to make the final decision? How would I manage players and personalities? How would I connect with players? I spent a lot of time wondering that. Some call it “Imposter Syndrome.” Naturally, some days, I still ask.

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