no my coach didnt teach me 2 do this. i just got a bunch of boxing books and manauls to supplement my learning and heres what it says
Lead foot- approximately 12-18 inches in front of the back
foot and slightly turned-in (about 35 degrees).
Feet- approximately a shoulder’s width apart. With a slight
open stance (rear foot kicked out six to eight inches to the
outside of the stance). This gives our stance balance and
stability in all directions (i.e. against straight-arm and bentarm
Front knee-flexed but not bent.
Heel-raised slightly off ground so that you can slip a piece of
paper under your heels.
Balance – on the balls of both feet.
Weight--There should be slightly more weight on the rear
foot—about 55-45 split.
also i keep my hels of the ground a little more than that