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Coach | Leader | Teacher | Motivator



Bob McKillop has taught or spoken about leadership, in addition to demonstrating it on the basketball court, throughout his 33-year career at Davidson. Now, he has turned that experience and success into a new role as Davidson’s first Leader-in-Residence.

Rather than leading the basketball program, you'll now find him speaking about leadership to multiple Davidson classes, student organizations and teams, and lecturing to corporate and civic audiences. When he was still head coach, he spoke to business and civic organizations. He took his team to Auschwitz on a trip to learn history, not play basketball. He talked to a Shakespeare class about how sports are interwoven in the playwright’s works, and to a psychology class that evolved into a debate over analytics and data versus instinct.​

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