“Thank you for putting together an awesome coaching resource. After being in this game for over 25 years at various levels, including the last 23 at the College level, this book lays out all the different personality types you will run into. Mental health and mental training are huge factors in our sport, and this lays out different strategies on how to deal with situations that cause mental anguish among athletes, coaches, administrators, and parents. This is definitely a book all coaches, new and old, should use to help gain an advantage and help our players and programs.” — Brett Kelley, Head Baseball Coach
“Dr. Caposey and Wills have really challenged the way I approach coaching athletes and other coaches through their teachings in this book. For any coaches out there looking for an edge, Cracking the Coaching Code should be a must-have on your bookshelf.” — Andrew Bartman, Director, Coaching Development for USA Baseball
Coaches have always known the importance of trying to figure out what makes their players tick, but reading this book and using the Enneagram to study the different personality traits provides coaches new strategies and insights to get the best out of each individual and build a strong team. Not only did the book educate me on the nine personality types, but it also helped me discover things about my own self that will help me become a better coach and communicator. Whether you're just getting into coaching or are a veteran, reading this book will equip you with vital information to help you be the "player's coach" that all players love to have.— Karrie Redeker, Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Coach (2022) and Player (2003)
“Dr. Caposey and Dr. Wills have put together a must read for coaches across all sports at all levels. Their deep dive into self-awareness for coaches and discovering the varied personalities of individual team members will help create successful coaches in all arenas. Successful coaching is discovering and managing the personalities of team members, and they have established the blueprint for that type of success.” — Craig Anderson, Executive Director, Illinois High School Association
“As recruiting coordinator for a junior-college baseball team, I wanted a test to make sure potential recruits had the traits our staff felt made us most successful. It turns out we should have been meeting the kids where they were, and Cracking the Coaching Code would have allowed us to do just that! A tremendous learning and teaching tool!” — Owner, Associate Scout, Cincinnati Reds, Diggle's Diamonds Recruiting Service
“Coaches want their players to continually improve. This is a book for coaches who want to do the same. PJ and Bryan provide the framework and tools to help you better understand your athletes, better understand yourself, and become a better coach”.— Joe Kilbride, Business consultant, high school basketball coach with five final 4s and two state championships in 9 years of IHSA Class 4A state tournaments.
“As a College Baseball Coach for nearly 4 decades and USA 18U National Coach, I’m excited about what Cracking the Coaching Code can do for all coaches and athletes. This well thought out blueprint, along with the stories, insights, and experiences, are great teaching tools for becoming more successful coaches, athletes, and people! A thoughtful read to improve your everyday life!” — Jack Leggett, 38 year college baseball coach, 18 U National Team Manager (2018-2019), ABCA Hall of Famer 2014