John Dunning, Terry Liskevych and Russ Rose discuss how to develop a support staff that puts everyone's strengths to use. Much of a team's success is dependent on the head coaching employing a positive and ambitious support staff. Oftentimes, coaches will employ people who are strong in areas where the head coach is weak. If the head coach is a mastermind at offense but lacks in defensive instruction, employing someone who has a keen sense of the defensive needs might be the best placement. Your staff should be independent and able to work properly without constant instruction from the head coach. More than anything, you must develop mutual trust and respect with your support staff. Use your staff's strengths to fill in your personal weaknesses as a coach. The roles people fulfill can vary from emotional support to skill support to motivational support.