After hearing Icebox Athlete President Spencer Wood speak on clutch poise, focus and confidence at the TABC clinic in Texas, Billy Donovan, Head Coach of Men’s Basketball at the University of Florida and 2X back-to-back National Champions, invited Spencer Wood to work with his team in both the pre-season, the regular season, and during the SEC tournament. In the last two years, the Gators had only received NIT post season bids after winning back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007, and so were looking forward to returning to the NCAA tournament. Most experts agree that a 2010 NCAA tournament bid for the Gators would come down to a ‘must win’ game against Auburn in the SEC tournament. Coach Donovan again brought in Spencer Wood to help prepare his team for this critical game. Displaying tremendous toughness and poise, the Gators gutted out a tough win and received the necessary votes to return to the NCAA tournament.
Head Coach Billy Donovan commented: “Mental toughness, poise, focus and confidence is critical for the success of my team at the University of Florida and Spencer Wood is somebody that I use to create that mental edge for my team. Spencer Wood has worked with my team on multiple occasions both in the pre-season and to prepare for big games and he has done an outstanding job. His Icebox mental skills teaching methods have unlocked the secret to how you can effectively be at your best when it counts the most”