Andrew Heath is a basketball coach based in San Francisco.

He got passed over for jobs early in his coaching career…

Making it as far as the final two candidates before ultimately missing out.

He needed overseas experience to plug the gaps in his CV…

And so began a three-year adventure in China.

There, he coached an NBA academy…

While also playing professional basketball in the minor leagues.

He now directs and coaches at a school in San Francisco…

And runs his own coaching program – Andrew Heath Basketball.

Enjoy the Video Version of Episode 32:


“I had a mindset of just say ‘yes’ to everything. Every opportunity that comes up, just say ‘yes’ to it. Try new food. Hang out with new people. Experience new stuff” – Andrew Heath.

Andrew Heath Reveals:

  • Why he doesn’t tell every child he coaches they are capable of playing at college or professionally… and saves that conversation only for those genuinely able to play at a higher level!
  • How he began coaching immediately after graduating from college… and his surprise at professional players taking on board the advice he gave them!
  • His frustration at losing out to the other candidate at the final round of job interviews… which lead to a three-year stint in China to plug the gaps in his CV!
  • His mantra of “say yes to everything” when living in China… where he didn’t know anybody or speak the language!
  • Playing in China’s second-tier pro-basketball scene… including shooting television commercials, appearing on posters and getting paid!
  • Coaching the San Francisco Power in the WUBA on his return from China… and guiding them to play-offs in their first season!
  • How his Ball to Books program grew from a simple month-long social media challenge… to running free basketball camps over the past two years for children who can’t afford them, providing free educational resources and donating to organisations affected by the recent pandemic!

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