Fast, Accurate and Time-Saving: Assist is the All-in-One Package

As a for­mer col­lege coach, Jimmy Lallathin was used to accu­rate data. Assist’s detailed break­downs met all his expec­ta­tions last season.

Fast, Accurate and Time-Saving: Assist is the All-in-One Package

As a for­mer col­lege coach, Jimmy Lallathin was used to accu­rate data. Assist’s detailed break­downs met all his expec­ta­tions last season.

With all the duties on their plates, coach­es don’t typ­i­cal­ly have time to tag their games. But hand­ing the duty off to some­one else, such as an assis­tant coach or vol­un­teer, could com­pro­mise the accu­ra­cy of the reports. That’s why many coach­es, such as Jimmy Lallathin, choose to just suck it up and do it themselves.

But the head coach of St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, decid­ed to switch things up last sea­son. Lallathin took the help of Hudl Assist and felt the ben­e­fits imme­di­ate­ly. Formerly the head coach at Kennesaw State, Lallathin had become accus­tomed to get­ting detailed, accu­rate data, and the qual­i­ty of Assist stacked right up with the num­bers he received at the col­lege level.

I was very accus­tomed to using the ana­lyt­ics part of it, so that was a nat­ur­al tran­si­tion for me,” he said. I was very impressed with the accu­ra­cy. I felt very com­fort­able with the num­bers. Especially for it being the first year, I thought it was real­ly good.”

Lallathin found him­self stretched too thin when tag­ging the games him­self. He was already doing a deep dive for scout­ing pur­pos­es, and adding the tag­ging aspect was too heavy a burden.

It was a real pain in the ass,” he said. You’re tag­ging it, but you’re also scout­ing it, and you’re just try­ing to do too much. You have these week­ends where you’re play­ing Friday and Saturday, and I’m not look­ing at Saturday’s game until Friday’s game is over. That’s a (pain) of a turn­around right there. I would have some assis­tants tag games in advance and it was good, but it just took a lot of time.”

Is your time worth your mon­ey? Quite hon­est­ly, my time is worth money.” Jimmy Lallathin, St. Xavier High School head coach

But it’s not just the sta­tis­tics that fas­ci­nate Lallathin, who is enter­ing his third year at St. Xavier. It’s the video behind the num­bers that tells the true story.

Lallathin rarely live scouts oppo­nents and, while he’d love to sift through entire game films, time con­straints make that near­ly impos­si­ble. But Hudl con­nects the stats to video, allow­ing him to quick­ly call up a playlist that shows him all video asso­ci­at­ed with the data.

I’m a big video guy, so I watch a lot of video and it saves you time where, This guy is aver­ag­ing 18 (points), but how is he aver­ag­ing 18?’” Lallathin said. Instead of watch­ing four or five games from begin­ning to end, I can just real­ly quick refresh and go. I can kind of do an overview for a quick turnaround.”

Word about Assist is get­ting around, and Lallathin is quick to spread the mes­sage. He typ­i­cal­ly brings it up when exchang­ing video with oth­er coach­es, casu­al­ly adding in com­ments about how Assist broke down his data.

That usu­al­ly per­pet­u­ates the ques­tion, What’s that?’” he said. I tell them and they say, That’s fan­tas­tic!’ It’s a big deal. It’s a real­ly big deal.”

Don’t be like those coach­es. Get Hudl Assist now and rev­el in the accu­ra­cy and time-sav­ing capa­bil­i­ties it supplies.