Rolland D. Todd

Rolland Todd is the founder of Todd Team Coaching. He is the primary designer of the company’s programs that include: Building a Championship Organization, The Manager as Coach and Building a Championship Team (athletics). In addition, he is the creator of The Coaching Excellence Camps. His work with coaches in these camps is being acclaimed as a breakthrough in coaching effectiveness for the 21st century.

Rolland’s background includes 25 years of coaching basketball at the intercollegiate and professional level, including tenures as the first head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers and the coach who brought the Runnin’ Rebels to the University of Nevada Las Vegas. His 1967 UNLV team is in the school’s Hall of Fame along with the Runnin’ Rebels NCAA Championship Team. Rolland also has 10 years coaching in the California Community College system, and was inducted into their Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2005. His collegiate win-loss record features a .700-plus winning percentage.

Todd Team Coaching, was founded in 1986, and has worked with organizations on teamwork, leadership and coaching. Their Fast Break Training Programs deliver long-term and easy-to-replicate results. The Manager as Coach Program, The Building a Championship Team Workshop and The Coaching Excellence Camp for athletic coaches are all examples of the Fast Break Principles in action.

Rolland’s commitment to transforming the art of coaching and providing coaches with the tools to make a difference is second to none. Participation in the programs of Todd Team Coaching, has a lasting impact on the participant’s life.

Rolland holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Fresno State University and a Master of Science Degree from the University of Washington. He has also authored and published five books, including: “Microwave Leadership” and “Hey Mom, Where’s My Glove?”

All of Rolland’s books are available for purchase at

One Response to “Rolland D. Todd”

  1. Rick Craig says:

    Hello Mr. Todd- I just wanted to say I really enjoyed your head coaching stint of the expansion Trail Blazers. I was 14 years old and just starting to enjoy NBA Basketball. I used to listen to Bill Shonley call the games on the radio back then, and marvelled at how many games the team was in. Look at the talent- Rick Adleman, Jimmy Barnett, LeRoy Ellis, and of course, Geoff Petrie. You helped make a lifetime basketball fan, and I hope you have the feeling of accomplishment you should have. Thanks! Rick Craig, now Walla Walla, WA.

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