There are many paths to travel to be in basketball, especially a coach. One of the more popular ways is to work in the support staff. Support staff can consist of a graduate assistant in college, or a volunteer that moves up the ranks to be in basketball.
Today I am going to foci in on the student manager. Being a student manager is a thankless job, but an important one because you get a front row seat on how a college basketball program works. Not only do you sit in on practice, but you get an understanding on the inner workings on how gyms are setup as well as what happens behind the scenes.