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My first assistant-coaching job in football was at William & Mary in 1961. The pay wasn’t much, so to get $300 more per year, I agreed to coach the golf team. I didn’t even know how to keep score, and really, my main job was not to wreck the van on the way to tournaments.
My dad was my first coach and drove me extremely hard from a very young age.
I love Coach Koetter.
I have the full confidence of the coach, and that’s extremely important to me.
My mom used to work for Coach and Louis Vuitton, in retail. So, I’ve always been around it. I’ve always had that connection. Always.
If I can iron out my accent, it opens up another world of possible jobs. Whereas if you have that very strong European accent, it leaves you always being cast as the Hungarian maid or the stripper or whatever. I have voice lessons, and my coach has given me different tongue-twisters to rehearse at home.
I didn’t really care if I had a coach that much, me personally, because I was brought up to think for myself.
In high school I was on the basketball team, but the coach did something I didn’t dig and the next day he looked up and saw me practising with the football team.
When I looked at the third base coach, he turned his back on me.
I don’t want to coach too far into my 60s. By then, I’ll be playing golf four or five times a week.
So like any football or basketball coach, you always always believe you’re going to win.
The basketball coach cut me within two days, so I was back in the pool. I was the first one in the wall after the first 25 yards, but the last one out because I didn’t have a flip turn.
I think what coaching is all about, is taking players and analyzing there ability, put them in a position where they can excel within the framework of the team winning. And I hope that I’ve done that in my 33 years as a head coach.
I was a crazy little seven-year-old. I used to get up an hour early to watch the big kids train. I thought, ‘I must absorb their awesomeness.’ That was my goal from when I was seven. I told my coach, ‘I’m going to the Olympics.’
Working with Will Smith was one of the highlights of my career. He is so talented and has a tremendous work ethic. We are still friends, and I reach out to him and his partner to pitch ideas. He loves my mother. In fact, my mother was his son Jaden’s acting coach for the movie ‘Pursuit of Happiness.’
I could maybe coach kids’ basketball. I know enough about basketball where I feel like I could coach 12-year-olds pretty effectively.
I was talking to Coach Wooden after I had signed at UCLA and over the summer, and we used to talk all the time. The thing is, talking to Bill Walton, once you throw in your two cents, he throws in the other 98 cents. He will not stop talking, I’ll tell you what.
Football has that wonderful gift of being accessible. You don’t need much gear, a coach, or a lifeguard. You just need your imagination, strong legs, and a couple of friends, and it’s a game.
My dream, I remember, when I went to boarding school, was to have a study all my own, a little nook someplace where nobody could get at me – nobody, like the football coach.
When I came to PSV, I signed when Eric Gerets was coach there.
You and I are the players, God’s our head coach, and we’re all playing the biggest game of all.
I coach my mentees to act as if they are invincible – to act as if they could accomplish anything!
If the national coach lets decisions be made from outside, he’s lost the team.
My acting coach I’ve got here, Richard Lawson, he’s been doing good, just telling me to calm down sometimes and just be me.
I feel like I’ve been very blessed to have some great mentors through the years, starting with Don James, who was my college coach, who really inspired me to want to be a coach, which is not something that I really had in mind.
Coach Wooden, when he speaks, you listen. I’ve taken a lot of things from him and his little blue book because to him, it’s not just about basketball, it’s about life as well.
If you’re not in someone’s face, they’re not going to remember you. So get yourself back into an acting class; get a coach. Do those things you did when you were 20 and wanted it so bad.
My mental approach is totally different. My coach predicated everything on defense. He always talked about defense, defense, defense. I took it to heart that if you play defense, you can take the heart from an offensive player.
With a head coach, you make a mistake and learn. With a king, you make a mistake and get your head bitten off.
My dad was my coach in baseball and early on in basketball, so playing baseball was something we always did.
Championship teams are built on being prepared, playing unselfishly and being held accountable, and that’s how I expect to coach this basketball team. I am truly excited about this next phase of my basketball career.
The batting coach does his job. He tells them the basic faults and helps them improve their technique. But if the batsman is in form then he has to carry that form.
I have spent a very long time in Cate’s shadow – she casts a pretty big one. I have always had the support of my family and coach, and they have always stressed we are completely different people and will achieve things in our own time. They stressed I would get my moment. I just had to be patient.
My dad is a good role model for me, and then I had a high school coach that really helped me out when I was struggling and made a big difference in my life.
You want your coach’s blessing.
I’ve put in 63 years now in the big leagues as a player, coach, manager. And now just being around these young guys, it keeps you going pretty good.
I have three kids, and I’m a coach for a lot of their sports, so I’m around them a lot, but I see friends of mine with older kids and they don’t really interact so much, other than giving them a place to live.
Eric Steele was a great goalkeeping coach who always looked after me, and I will remember that.
You and I are players, God’s our coach, and we’re playing the biggest game of all. We have a loving God that made us. We need to get on His team. It says in His word, there’s only one way to Him and that’s through Jesus Christ.
Look, coaching is about human interaction and trying to know your players. Any coach would tell you that. I’m no different.
My dad’s a football coach, that’s what he does.
People sometimes ask me to name the greatest coach in NFL history. George Halas may have set the standard, but Don Shula has won more games than anyone, and he has done it in the most competitive era. He had an incomparable ability to evaluate players, to motivate them, and to teach them the game of football.
In the end, as a manager or coach, you have to keep your heart pure and do your best as a manager or a coach.
Coach Blatt is very, very knowledgeable about the game. And it just goes to show you that no matter where you’re at, he knows as much about basketball as anyone. You learn a lot from him. And he’s a very charming guy, very personable. He’s pretty funny, too.
In life it wasn’t what you know, but who you know. I had people who were trying to buy teams and had they bought the teams, I would have gotten to coach because they wanted me to coach. But the people who have the teams hire their friends.
I was on Oprah’s show recently talking about the people who impacted me the most. One was a teacher and one was my soccer coach. I didn’t even go into my family, who had the most influence.
Coach Cunningham’s my guy. Without me saying a word, he can read my body language and facial expressions and tell me exactly what I’m thinking and feeling. We’re actually very similar people.
It was funny, a lot of people who rejected me as a player, later said, ‘Oh, we did it to help you.’ I met a coach years later who said, ‘I didn’t take you at that time for your own good!’
People always think the coach is the strongest person at a club, the boss, but in truth, he’s the weakest link. We’re there, vulnerable, undermined by those who don’t play, by the media, by the fans. They all have the same objective: to undermine the manager.
Some people say I don’t love the French national team. If that were the case, I would have said so directly to the coach, because I’m a big boy.
Developing better people should be the number one goal for any coach when dealing with kids. In trying to develop better people, we are going to develop more and better pros.
The love and passion I had for the game was my key. I never had that taken out of me by my parents or a silly coach.
I would love to be a coach, mentor, or a batting consultant. I would love to commentate in Hindi, as most people who watch the game are more comfortable with Hindi in India rather than English.
In high school, in sport, I had a coach who told me I was much better than I thought I was, and would make me do more in a positive sense. He was the first person who taught me not to be afraid of failure.
I’d tell any coach not to move for money… Stay at your job if you’re really happy.
I missed the final of the World Championships in 2009, but I told the coach I would break the world record in 2010. Which I did. Then in 2011 I won the World Championships and now in 2012 it is the Olympics. That is how I have been working.
There should be both a humbleness and an arrogance. Humble when you are on the team coach and you wear the club suit, you do up your top button and wear your tie, you represent the club in the right way. Then you sign autographs for the people who pay your wages.
As a parent, you have to be good coach and bad coach, and I think in the college-application process, I didn’t want to be bad coach. ‘This is amazing! I’m so proud of you!’ That’s the role I wanted with my kids.
The influence of a high school coach can be so powerful.
Our coach was absolutely out of his head. He must have read Bear Bryant’s book. We had 78 players out. The first day 35 quit. Twenty quit the second day. We ended with 17 players. It was depressing.
I was too kind of brave and proud to want a dialect coach because I thought that showed weakness in my armor. But then you just learn it’s a more efficient way of doing it. A dialect coach is really important because it takes a certain technical responsibility off your shoulders.
I practice yoga at home to a TV show called ‘Inhale,’ taught by Steve Ross. I figured that if the people on the show could stretch that deep then I could too. I ended up pulling my hip flexor. But that’s how I met my husband. Paul was the physical therapist my coach called to meet with me after hours.
Every morning I would rise at the crack of dawn and after the usual ablutions, would get into my sports kit and dash off to the track, where I would run two or three miles cross-country, in the company of my coach.
I have to admit, I sometimes wonder how much more successful I would have been as a coach had it not been for my spending summers on the golf course. I could have watched more film, that’s for sure. One advantage Joe Paterno had over me was that he didn’t play golf.
Coach Donovan always harped on making sure that we’re on the same page, that we’re feeding off each other, and that’s one of the things that I feel like I add value to.
I liked the energy of cooking, the action, the camaraderie. I often compare the kitchen to sports and compare the chef to a coach. There are a lot of similarities to it.
I can’t figure out how you can draft players for a coach that you know coaches a certain a style, and was successful doing that style, and get him to play a style that you feel comfortable with.
Always, as a coach, you have to be thinking not to flood the players with information. You have to think what’s key for the player, for that team, and how do we deliver it in a way that it might stick and have an effect.
My dad has always been my coach. And I’ve spent so much time with him. So he’s one of my best friends. And I can talk to him about everything.
I worked with my coach to develop some new spiral variations to make my program more interesting. Each one is different and you’ll have to wait until January to see them.
I take the subway to work. I fly coach back and forth to Chicago.
You coach to your personality.
I’m trying to be the coach. My actors are my players. They’re doing things that I’m too cowardly to do myself.
As a football coach, everything in your life comes after your football schedule. I just could not make that commitment.
Coach should be a friend, not a coach. And at international level, all you need is a friend who can motivate you. Technique doesn’t matter.
I have a lot of respect for coach D’Antoni. He’s one of the really class acts in this league who is willing to share. He’s really impacted this league in a big way.
My dad’s a teacher and a football coach, and he found a job in New Jersey.
You know, a lot of those angry sort of Southern man characters that I’ve been doing are based on different people I might’ve had as, like, a soccer coach or as a teacher.
Every coach, when starting work at a new club, hopes to stay many, many years because it means you are working very well. You have the possibility to improve your players, to improve your team, and to grow together.
For whatever reason, Coach Schwartz and I weren’t all that close at first. We didn’t have that kind of relationship, really. I don’t know why, maybe because I was a rookie, but I never felt real comfortable just popping my head in his office and sitting down to talk.
My acting coach makes the impossible accessible.
Sometimes people say that coach is a winner, but everyone wants to win. You must know how to behave in victory and in defeat, to look after what is our sport, football.
I’m happy with the coach we have. I think any one of the ones I asked them to consider would’ve been good.
I like the fact that we have all the teams in the tournament. When I first got here as an assistant, not everyone made the tournament and I think as a coach, you look at it from a job security standpoint, I think that hurt when you didn’t have everybody in the tournament.
I had just got back from skiing, and I was just hanging out, browsing the Internet, and I found some article that was a press release that said slope style was gonna be included in the Olympics. And the first thing I did was call up my coach Mike Hanley, and we were ecstatic.
Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.
I have spent years as a leadership coach to the very wealthy and have been able to get behind the eyes of some of the world’s best, studying the minute details of what makes a person great.
I knew that when I resigned from the University of Texas that I would never coach again.
I am a coach. I don’t have to have a title. I have five children that need guidance.
There’s a picture of the real Coach Gary Gaines in the book and he’s sitting in the locker room after a game, and he just looks so much like Billy Bob, that we went to him.
A coach once told me there are four factors that determine a players’ performance: his tactical awareness, his physical condition, his technical ability and his mental strength.
Here’s the thing. You can’t get ten thousand hours of skiing. You spend so much time on the chairlift. My coach did a calculation of how many hours I’ve been on snow. We’d been overestimating. I think we came up with something like eleven total hours of skiing on snow a year. It’s, like, seven minutes a day.
It’s amazing, the culture Coach Belichick has been able to create in our system.
The fault always lies in the candidate or the head coach or the guy holding the ball.
Coach Skiles is tough. He’s been my only coach in the NBA, so I’m used to it. His rules are a little different at times. At the end of the day, he just wants you to play hard defense, and you can’t fault him for that.
As a coach, when it comes to football players, we’re trying to change their behavior and make them better. As people, we’re trying to change their behavior and make them better.
I just coach the way I was coached when I was young, in my formative years. I grew up under demanding people, that demanded things from you, expected you to toe the mark.
I have enough trouble just speaking normal Australian. On ‘Vikings,’ we had a great vocal coach who helped make all of us sound the same. But I’m very bad at accents, to be honest.
Ottmar is a big coach and a good gentleman. I don’t know if I’m a young Schweinsteiger; I’m another player. I am Granit Xhaka.
I call him ‘Daddy Coach.’ He’s taught me everything that he’s known so I’m able to do what I’m able to do.
I’m a running coach and I am going to continue to run, but I would hope that we are better defensively.
It seems a lot of straight men need a word coach or a lawyer when it comes to discussing ‘Sex and the City.’
There was interest from a lot of clubs, not just Manchester United, but as soon as I knew Liverpool were interested, I just felt it was the right club with the right coach. It was right for me to come here.
When I moved out, my mom and dad came to help me get settled into my apartment – a place I ultimately got hooked up with in Coach Nelson’s building. We had to figure out how to get all my shoes over here. That was a little stressful.
I worked with a mime coach. I did weapons training. I did weight training.
How can a coach have any influence over a player that’s making over five times more than he is?
I had a tremendous one season playing for Coach Kubiak, and I have nothing but great things to say about him as a person and a coach.
Once Joe Paterno learned that his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was showering with a young boy in the Penn State football locker room, he had two choices: think of the child as his own and call police. Or not. He chose the latter.
I work with my acting coach to help me get into character and do pronunciation drills and tongue twisters to help me deliver lines.
If you have a coach helping you, developing your skills alongside you, that’s when you’re on your way to becoming not just a participant but achieving.
If I were a young coach today, I would be extremely careful in selecting assistants.
It’s a lot easier to get a suit than it is to get a coach.
I believe in Coach Louis Wong. He is so much more than just a football coach.
I don’t think about becoming a head coach. I really don’t. I’m not oblivious of people who mention it. When you are in any business, people expect to aspire to the top. I guess everyone is supposed to aspire to being the man at the top of the heap. But I never have.
I’ve never had a voice coach, but I am about to name drop horrendously here: I did once get some advice on how to project my voice from Sean Connery, which was lovely. It’s all about where you breathe. That’s my claim to fame.
I did interviews with tennis greats, like James Blake and John Isner. I also interviewed tennis pros who aren’t well – known but who made all the same sacrifices but had just a little spark of a professional career and are now still orbiting the sport, either as a teaching pro or a coach.
I was very fortunate to have a wonderful woman as my voice coach when I started singing professionally. I was only 19, so now it’s been 60 years!
The quarterback is an extension of the coach and has a certain type of swagger mentality, on and off the field.
In Jamaica High School in New York, my coach was Larry Ellis, and he said I could probably make the Olympic team. He gave me something to shoot for.
My teammates at Duke – all of them, black and white – were a band of brothers who came together to play at the highest level for the best coach in basketball.
I hate to talk about myself like that, but if I had to straight up tell a head coach or an owner why they should take me, it’s because I’m the best in everything I’ve done.
For me, a quarterback’s best friend, especially a young quarterback’s best friend, is a coach who believes in him.
Ancelotti would be an interesting option for Bundesliga clubs. Of course, there would only be one or two clubs in Germany that would be an option for a world-class coach like him.
I think Nick Saban is the greatest college football coach in history over there in Tuscaloosa.
In-N-Out is incredible, but don’t tell coach I’ve been going there. He would flip out and put some curse on me.
I don’t want to be a coach. I see how hard that is.
I think Coach Kerr and his staff have done a great job with what they bring to the table.
I knew nothing about martial arts. The coach told me I was talented with learning martial arts, and put me in a school. Three years later I got my first championship in China.
If I had a personal wish for the new ideas in this new book it would be that every parent, every counselor, every teacher, every professor, every sports coach that deals with young people would understand the three circle concept.
A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning.
I have a coach, but I’m not theater-trained or a technical actor.
I’ve always referred to my father as ‘my coach’ because we were always able to separate our relationship into the roles of coach and parent.
Obviously you have to have talent in order to play so you can’t overlook that, but we won’t overlook the character issue when it comes to talent because if they have talent and they don’t have character, it’s going to be very difficult to coach that person.
In football, it’s the job of the player to play, the coach to coach, the official to officiate. Each guy is charged with upholding his end, nothing more. In golf, the player, coach and official are rolled into one, and they overlap completely. Golf really is the best microcosm of life – or at least the way life should be.
Pittsburgh was a great team. Coach Noll, Joe Greene, Jack Lambert, L.C. Greenwood and all those guys did a great job. That’s the team that kept us from winning two Super Bowls. It was a great rivalry.
That’s what we really mean by being feared on the football field. And not actually the player that fears him, it’s the offensive coordinator that fears him or the running backs coach.
I’ve always loved coach Brett Brown. I’ve been on record. I’ve been a fan of his for years.
It’s always important for a coach to decide on the short term and long term – one factor doesn’t block out the other.
Actually, it’s normal when you come to a new club and country: you need to get used to the language, the philosophy of the team, the squad, the coach.
I didn’t execute to a tee. But my coach always told me if I went out there and did my own thing, it’s OK as long as I win.
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Becoming a coach has to be in your blood. There are hundreds and thousands of former athletes out there, but there are maybe only 10 people who want to dedicate their lives by taking on a job as a coach. Not only a master, a coach should also be a brother or sister to his apprentices.
I really feel like that concept of enjoying the now and not worrying about the future is what my coach has been trying to teach me for 14 years – and that is what has made me such a different athlete 10 years later, and that is what has made me strong enough mentally to make this Olympic team.
It’s important for the coach when you arrive to understand the players and to understand every single player’s strength and their weakness.
Seek out a personal coach or mentor in the workplace. He/she should push you when you need it by encouraging and motivating you. Don’t be afraid of their honesty.
If I miss coaching that much, I could go to some little school where they didn’t recruit, where all the kids wanted to go. I believe I could find somewhere to coach.
I absolutely do not think it’s a foregone conclusion that we’re going to lose our coach. Tom Herman loves the University of Houston. He’s happy to be coaching at the University of Houston, and I think there are only a few places Tom Herman would even consider.
I am training at such a high level that I actually could eat anything and get by. But as my coach always says, your body is like a car, and food is like your fuel. I am a race car, so I can’t just put unleaded fuel in my car. I need that good premium fuel.
I’m sure that had I not been a coach, I would have been some form of a teacher.
I got interested in coaching while I played at St. Joseph’s. Because we played a national schedule, we played teams coached by Nat Holman, Joe Lapchick, Hank Iba, and others. I could see the impact the coach had on their teams, and I thought, ‘That’s a pretty good thing to do.’
When I was a young coach, there were people like Chuck Noll, Chuck Knox and Tom Landry who were there for me.
In 1996, I was the head coach at Brigham Young University. And I got a call from my dad, and he said my brother had been murdered by du Pont. And it just infuriated me to just no end. And I think I destroyed everything in my office.
I wasn’t naturally gifted in terms of size and speed; everything I did in hockey I worked for, and that’s the way I’ll be as a coach.
It’s unrealistic to expect the person you go to for sage advice also to be the person you go out and have a good time with. And it’s unlikely that he or she will be the same person who’s pushing you and motivating you to do more every day, like a coach or manager does.
I went to L.A. and got an acting coach for one day. Then I went in to audition and I smashed it. You have to take risks, and one thing I know about people: your presence is everything.
So you’re dealing with a coach, and you’re dealing with a guy who’s actually experienced NBA basketball from a player’s perspective and actually goes about it that way.
I’m a soccer dad at heart. I want five kids, and I want to get married. I want to coach Little League.
I definitely see myself continuing to transition into more acting roles. I’ll always be a coach. I’m always going to have a training center, always going to work with guys that are looking for some input and want help. I love commentating, and that’s something I can always go back to and enjoy doing.
Being female and an advocate for equal opportunities, I want to see an equal representation in people applying for the head coach job for the women’s team.
Each and every head coach has their own ideas and philosophy. This club had a clear picture of what I would bring, and I was aware of what Norwich City means. I decided to sign here because I’m fully convinced this club is where I want to be.
You notice it with any organization that’s had a lot of success: you will start to reach thinking, ‘That’s the player, that’s the method, that’s the mechanism, that’s the coach, that’s the thing that’s going to put us over the top.’
I was a 52-year-old coach. But people don’t realize I had 25 years as a head coach. Most coaches my age only had a few years as head coach. I had six years at Miami of Ohio, eight years at Northwestern, 11 at Notre Dame.
I have to say that flying on Air Force One sort of spoils you for coach on a regular airline.
Working on the accent helped, enormously. I will tell you that when I brought Michael a correct ‘British’ accent, one that my dialect coach was happy with, he hated it.
I am a positive-energy, enthusiasm type of a coach and I’m going to spread that to everybody that will feel it.
You’ve got to be actively involved in the process yourself and you’ve got to listen carefully to what the coach is saying, take that on board yourself and implement what the coach is saying.
At TechStars, I have the privilege of working with hundreds of the best and brightest start-up mentors on the planet. We coach our mentors to take a Socratic approach and to provide data rather than decisions.
Every college coach I talk to won’t say it on record, but everyone’s thinking, ‘Should I go to the league?’ Because you don’t have the same requirements. It’s different. The hours are different.
In ‘Friday Night Lights,’ the relationship between the coach and his wife, that marriage was something that you couldn’t really understand until you actually saw it exist on film.
I coach a few guys and they work very, very hard, but in our day we did it because we just loved it.
I know a lawyer who’d love to retire and be an assistant coach. I mean, it’s fun.
I had to find stories no one else was writing, so I got away from the quarterback and the coach. I’m still looking for stories no one else has written.
For me, it is just the total experience – from the time I first started as an assistant coach until I wound up at the University of Texas for 20 years.
Around the age of 14, I was very discouraged from a coach. It was my first youth club team while playing soccer. She told me at the time that I wasn’t good enough to play on the team, that I would never get into the game.
I love Bill Belichick. He is a great coach, great man – raising men to do the right thing and win championships in this league.
I love standing on the pitch too much to focus on anything else – if I want to be a coach or something.
I have been very fortunate to coach marvellous teams, and it has been a great honour to work for Switzerland.
I am not a coach for the tackles, so I do not train them.
Whenever I think of baseball, the first name that comes to mind is Babe Ruth. What the Babe was to baseball, Shula is to football coaching. There are certain figures in sports who are larger than the games they play or coach, and Don Shula is one of those.
I have a voice coach, but only in so much as to make my voice stronger so I can sing for five nights a week, two hours.
He was such a fabulous drama coach. What better person to have than Alfred Hitchcock? His work as a director was impeccable. I learned so much.
Every coach desires to bring in his own support staff.
But after a few minutes of convincing myself that I really wanted to go – telling myself that I love skating and that my coach is there waiting for me – I would get up and go. And my mother would always get up and eat breakfast with me!
I got to work for some great administrators at great institutions, and I had an opportunity to coach great players. Iowa is no different.
I know Penny Toler and coach Ross have worked hard to put together a strong team this year, and I am ready to start the season with my teammates.
What’s great is what Coach Popovich and R.C. Buford and the whole family have done a great job in continuing to build the franchise and still be very, very competitive.
I am a coach on the outside of the establishment and that works.
You get different philosophies in coaching, usually depending on what position the coach himself played.
After my swims this weekend I think coach realized, you know what, you have to have a good one getting out of this meet. So I put the suit on and had a decent swim.
All it takes is one coach that believes in you.
A Treasury Secretary or a President should be out here not fighting S&P, not grabbing the other coach and slapping him around, taking the umpire behind the barn. He should be getting the team psyched to overcome.
When I was nine or ten, I had a chat with my coach and I asked if I could play in goal. I started playing as a goalkeeper and it was love at first sight. Only a goalkeeper knows how it is.
I feel like a coach when I’m on the court. I just see basketball as a team sport.
When I work a game as an analyst, all I do is look at the game like a coach.
The coach is the boss at the end of the day. I do whatever he tells me and don’t ask questions.
Detroit Pistons basketball slogan: When the going gets tough, we fire the coach.
I manage a team, for beach soccer. I’m the coach. Player, coach.
When I was in the hospital, everyone was worried for me, and I realised that I had to do something in my life so that people would stop looking at me with pity. I spoke to my elder brother and my coach about climbing the Everest, and they encouraged me.
When I was in Italy, I liked to say, no, that the manager, the coach, is like a tailor. A tailor who must build a dress, the best dress for the team.
I wanted to end my career as a pro coach and if possible, in Florida.
My children see me being coach enough. I gotta make sure they see me being dad.
I’m a hockey coach and a single mother of two who commutes. I don’t watch TV. I watch news, and that’s it!
I never in my wildest dreams thought I would get even one play at Indiana, let alone 25 years later, walk Bruin Walk, walk UCLA where Coach Wooden built his legacy.
Dad was the pitching coach, while Mom was the emotional supporter. Her unconditional love was great, and she wanted what was best for me. It was more about what she did than what she said, and she made sure I was the best I could be.
I’m not going to be the Alabama coach.
If I were a high school coach, I would put my best players on offense. The best athletes on my team, I would give them the ball and score points. I wouldn’t play them on defense. I would play them where they can get the ball and score points.
One loss is good for the soul, Too many losses is not good for the coach.
I’m not going to coach again. I’ve done my coaching, and I think I can put that aside.
I would love to see Flip get back into the league. I think he can definitely still coach in this league. I think he will be in this league quicker than sooner.
It’s been an unbelievable thing for me to walk Bruin Walk and walk past Coach Wooden’s statue, a guy that when I was in elementary school, it’s Coach Wooden winning his final championship, his 10th in 12 years.
Why can’t a seven-foot guy play a doctor? Why can’t I be a teacher? Why can’t I be a football coach? Why can’t I be a cab driver? Anything. Anything else than that. I can cry. I can do those things that they think the big guys can’t do. So just give us a chance.
Gymnastics demands so much of our time. We train all week and travel and compete on weekends. The people you’re surrounded by really become your second family, your best friends, your sisters. My coach was like a second mother for me.
Ever the coach’s dream, Tebow embraced the role of punt protector.
I received a call from Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum and head coach Eric Mangini. They asked me if I was ready to become a New York Jet. I quickly answered ‘yes’ and began to hug everyone at the table.
I’d give my life to be the national team coach.
I’m very happy at Atletico. I’m very proud to play for these fans, with these players, and with this coach. I want to try and pay back the confidence and care that the people at Atletico have always shown me.
In 16, 17 years as a pro I was used to the head coach doing it alone. He might have asked his people for advice, but he made the decisions on his own. In order to learn quickly I couldn’t do that.
The players fire the coach, and as long as I’m on the same wavelength with them, I can coach as long as I want to.
I don’t want to be a Major League coach.
John Wooden made a name as a coach but also a life as a mentor.
You must do as your people do. If my people are poor, I must be poor. People ask me, ‘Why don’t you find a personal coach or a private car?’ I can’t. Then I won’t be part of my people.
Every day, you learn something. That’s the same as assistant coach and the same as a head coach. You should continue to learn. You watch so much basketball, you should see something somewhere from somebody different all the time.
I tell you, it was kind of two-fold. I fortunately had a lot of support. My coach was amazing – he told me to focus on being prepared and that is what I did. Every athlete is nervous – any athlete who tells you they’re not nervous isn’t telling you the truth. I was as prepared as I could be.
My coach keeps telling me to say I’m not going to retire. I should just go through the motions and see what I feel every year and see if I really want to do it, but personally, I want to do it, but my coach says just take your time, don’t rush.
While shooting ‘Selma,’ I would train on my off time with the assistant men’s track and field coach at Georgia Tech.
When I say I played with the greatest, let’s not forget I also played for the greatest coach of all time.
I had great success with Ivan Lendl. Was he a perfect coach? No. Was he a very good coach? Yeah. He had some very strong qualities and some things that weren’t so good.
I’m the seventh chancellor at Vanderbilt; Bobby Johnson is the 25th head football coach. That shows a lack of commitment to attract and retain.
I don’t feel I’m qualified to be a coach outside the high school level. I think I would need to do more education to really be a good coach.
So if the players trust the coach, it’s not a problem. If the players don’t trust the coach, it is a problem, and vice versa.
I know when I was an assistant coach and I started interviewing for head coaching jobs, I actually lost out on many jobs, several jobs, and the complaint that I got was, ‘Well, he doesn’t fit the mold of a head coach. He doesn’t look the part. He’s not gonna jump up and down. He’s not going to scream.’
Speaking about Mourinho is always controversial, and there’s always some intrigue surrounding him. But he is an awesome coach who tries to take the maximum from each and every one of his players.
I don’t mind sacrifice. I don’t mind discipline. But a good coach allows people to blossom. I’ve seen that. I didn’t have it.
I’m not good at interviews, I’m not good at dancing, I’m not good at looking like I’m having fun. I never will be, I don’t think. Unless I go to a life coach.
A coach’s greatest asset is his sense of responsibility – the reliance placed on him by his players.
Any time a coach pushes you to do something that you think is a little crazy, I think that’s them believing in you that you can do it.
The Rockets have a philosophy of what they think their coach should be.
I would be a very demanding coach. I wouldn’t yell and scream, but I want players that want what I want. And that’s why I couldn’t coach, ’cause I know how hard it is and I know how hard I want you to play. But everyone’s not going to do what I want.
I had never really acted before, so I really didn’t know what I was doing. The casting director for ‘Euphoria’ set me up with an acting coach in New York, and he completely flipped my world around. The way you learn to utilize your brain and your emotions really freaked me out.
It is the ultimate honor for a coach to be his country’s coach.
Being the Barca coach is different to being the coach at another club because you have to adapt to the philosophy of the club. At other clubs, maybe you have the freedom to adapt the team to your way of thinking. Here, that’s not the case.
Jim Tomsula is going to be great coach for us. Players’ coach. Always around the guys. Someone that’s willing to listen to what the players say and has their intake.
Puffy produced four of the tracks on the album. Those are the four songs that are collaborations between Puffy and me. And he gives me my space to work even when we work together, like with my producer and my vocal coach.
For some reason the football coach of a major college program is seen as one of the leaders of the campus. And some way we have to let our young people know that that leader can look like anyone.
My coach told me if I broke the national record for the 200, I could run a 100.
George Perles at Michigan State was the first coach that gave me responsibility as far as being a coordinator. I learned a lot from that experience.
When I started competing, you had to have your coach there. Now you can be coached from a home office via Skype or video. That’s not the same as having them on the field with you.
I’m a better coach now than when I joined Celtic. The longer you stay in any job, the better you become. If you lose your drive, your enthusiasm, your imagination, that experience is no good.
I sit down with my coach to watch past performances. But I can be very critical. I don’t watch myself very often – it makes me cringe!
I’m thankful for the experience and to be able to coach other young people on their journey through college football. It’s a privilege.
I believe in believing. My coach John Kavanagh is a big atheist, and he is always trying to persuade people to his way of thinking, and I think, ‘What a waste of energy.’ If people want to believe in this god or that god, that’s fine by me; believe away. But I think we can be our own gods. I believe in myself.
It’s different to have your head coach be in the offensive meeting room going through every play, every detail to every guy, telling them why they need to run this way or what this concept is.
A sportswriter’s life means never sitting with your wife or family at the games. Still working after everyone has gone to the party… Digging beneath a coach’s lies, not to forget those of athletic directors and general managers and owners of pro teams. Keeping a confidence. Risking it.
I was heavily influenced by big voices when I was younger. People like Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Patti Labelle really spoke to me. When I got older, I was into Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, and Lauryn Hill, but it wasn’t until I started working with a voice coach that I really dove into jazz music.
I just want to play hard and do the things coach asks me to do.
When I was really little, I was on a Pop Warner squad. I did it for a year. My dad was a Pop Warner football coach. I did it because my best friend was also on this cheer squad, and of course I looked up to my sister who was a cheerleader, so I wanted to cheer.
I always felt like, one of the niches is if you can recruit the SEC, you can be a head coach in the SEC.
In 1999, I got fired as coach of New England. In three years in New England, we actually did better than most people think. We were 27-21, won the AFC division title, went to the playoffs twice.
Quarterbacks coach, I would do at Tennessee. Head coach? Absolutely not.
I don’t judge people. I don’t even judge people on ‘The Voice.’ I’m a coach. I’m there for constructive criticism and to aid and abet and discover new talent.
I went to this vocal coach, Ron Anderson, who has worked with Axl Rose and Chris Cornell, to train my voice and learn a whole new way of singing.
I would love to coach. I’m not saying I’m qualified to do it in the N.B.A., but I would love to try.
Coach Morris wasn’t too hard on me, not at all. Being drafted where I was at, there were high expectations for me. I still have high expectations for myself.
This is how I started playing: I was playing hooky one day, and the coach and the principal walked up behind me. They scared me, and I ran, and they noticed I could run really fast. They wanted me to come out for the football team.
They decided as part of my 75th birthday celebrations that I would be entitled to fly first class. I’ll be honest, I’m not good at flying anymore. To my credit, I can stretch out on two coach seats.
The King’s son, who was told that a great princess, whom nobody knew, was come, ran out to receive her. He gave her his hand as she alighted from the coach, and led her into the hall where the company were assembled.
You have a losing team, you change the coach.
There are two real keys to winning. You’ve got to have good players: no coach won with bad players. You win with good players. That is number one. Number two is, when we are playing, let’s say we are playing Michigan, and they had a really good press: we’ve got to solve that press.
I’m not going to be a coach or a director – they are not roles that I would like.
I have great respect for Greg Knapp, who was my quarterbacks coach in Denver for three years. He taught me so much about playing quarterback in the NFL and made me a better football player.
The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.
I’ve got a great support system, starting with my wife and family, to my agent, my instructor, and my mental coach.
There are times I might coach one or two workouts a year when the regular coach gets caught in traffic.
To point the finger at one guy, at each other or at the coaches, won’t do any good. It’s not supposed to be the coach. It’s our team. The coaches can do a phenomenal job preparing you, but it has to come from within.
All I did from day-to-day is coach. That’s what my job was, that’s what my passion was, and the fact that now it’s something I’m being considered for is just mind-blowing to me, that I would ever be in that kind of company.
At some point in time I will be honored if I would be mentioned as a coach.
I’m just glad I play for Coach Belichick.
I did this class when I first moved to California. It was a ‘Kids on Camera’ class up in the Bay Area. That was good for just getting me excited in acting and everything. Then once I started working down L.A., I just stuck to my acting coach, and she helps me prepare with auditions and that sort of thing.
I was a pretty good coach and working with marketing was like coaching.
I wound up through a wild set of circumstances getting into coaching. I went in and volunteered with Don Coryell, who was a big part of my past, great coach. A lot of people say he was one of the greatest coaches ever. He was very good in high school, college and pro. Another guy on that staff was named John Madden.
I want to coach high school football, and that’s always what I’ve wanted to do.
My old coach used to say that if you were in it for the match, if you were in it for the trophies, you were in it for the wrong reasons.
What is there about basketball that makes Larry Bird or Lenny Wilkens want to coach after their playing careers are done?
A good director is like a good coach. You want to play for him. You want to really show him your good stuff. You don’t want to let that person down. Ridley Scott is one of those guys.
I kept my speeches short as captain. I focused on the key points of the opposition of the day. As coach, I was never afraid to give long speeches to the players throughout our preparations. It was important they had all the information possible.
Obviously, if some young girl wants my advice and wants me to be her mentor, I would be very happy to offer that. But I don’t really see myself as a coach.
Sometimes, people say, ‘You need to fight smart.’ After a fight gets started I don’t know what happens with me. I feel crazy. A lot of times my coach says, ‘Calm down. Calm.’
You’re always growing as a coach, and I am not done growing, and hopefully I’m not done winning.
Every day I pull into that parking spot that says ‘Head Football Coach,’ I get out of my car and pinch myself sometimes, just to make sure it’s real, sort of like, ‘Is this really happening?’
I learned ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ the national anthem. I always wanted to play it before the Bulls game, but I always thought, like, Coach would be like, ‘You’re not focused on the game!’ So I never really asked.
You don’t have to be popular with the players to be a good manager or coach.
For me, being a top coach means more than just teaching football. That includes empathy, it means that you can speak to a group, that you can deal with the media – you have to be able to do all of that. I would not describe myself as blind in this regard, but a top coach also includes titles.
I would be trying to play hockey with my friends, but most of the time, the coach put me on the bench. Because I was too dreamy – I was dreaming all of the time. I was super bad on the ice because I was just thinking about something else.
I would not deny that to work as a club coach could be fun.
Wooden was the coach for the UCLA Bruins, arguably the greatest sports coach we ever had.
If you’re a coach, you’re a teacher.
It was when my American coach Dan Pfaff came over from the States in 2009 and started working with me that we really began to look at my diet. He decided I was eating too many carbohydrates, so I cut back on bread. Over the next year I lost weight and became leaner.
If someone remembers me as a coach, they still call me ‘Coach,’ but if they know me for the video game, they just call me ‘Madden.’
I had a great relationship with Coach Nee. I liked Doc Sadler a lot.
I studied voice for about two years with an amazing coach, and I never rose above the level of mediocre.
Let them police themselves, and then it goes another step past them to my coaches and there a coach that is responsible for a different area and different category on the field.
A life coach does for the rest of your life what a personal trainer does for your health and fitness.
I’m not a coach and I know it. I’m too busy and it doesn’t pay. I’m expensive. But I would always advise.
When I coach dancers, I always like to get on the dance floor with them or describe something by showing them.
El Cholo is a great coach: he asks a lot of his players and demands a lot of intensity. If your guard is down even a bit in training, Cholo tells you put extra effort in quickly.
The young Obama’s lack of playing time on the high school basketball team was due more to his ability than the coach’s preference for white players.
I think I’m telling the truth. I sat by Ray Perkins at the Hall of Fame dinner in New York, and at that time he didn’t know he was our coach and I didn’t either.
It’s interesting too, that the coach of that Georgia Tech team who led his valiant warriors to those 222 points was none other than John Heisman. Yes, he whom the Heisman trophy is named for, an award that honors that college player who best exemplifies excellence and integrity.
Training in Brazil at Nova Uniao was nothing short of amazing. I can’t thank Leo Santos and coach Andre Pederneiras enough for their efforts.
If the coach is good, I don’t think a psychologist is needed.
I learned a great many things in the Marines that helped me as a football coach. The Marines train men hard and to do things the right way, just as a football team must train.
I might not have a conference championship or a national championship as a head coach, but I had the recruiting factor.
Baseball was a chapter in my life, and now I’m excited to start another chapter as a hitting coach.
I had no ambition to be a football coach. I wanted to be a spy for MI5 or MI6.
I think any actor can relate to the feeling of ‘Just tag me in, coach, give me a chance.’ Athletes go through the same thing. To be quite honest, most people in any job or career probably go though that, when you want a chance to prove what you can do, or somebody is taking away a chance at something you can do.
I was a mediocre basketball player. But I was there, and I could remember the plays. And my basketball coach, after he retired from teaching, would come to my performances all the time. And I was very happy about that, because I was not memorable as a basketball player.
I find standard American the hardest. It really fits in a different place in your mouth. Southern, I find the easiest. If you talk to a dialect coach and you get sort of technical, where an English person keeps their voice in their throat, a Southern person does the same, and it’s got the same sort of music to talking.
Ava DuVernay is my personal Phil Jackson. She’s a perfect coach.
You can’t win unless you have good people with great attitude. They are the ones who won the games. I didn’t win any games. You never saw a coach make a tackle anywhere. My philosophy was to get the best players and then try to do something new with them.
My mom was one of the original designers for Coach in the eighties, and she designed some classics, including the City Bag. It’s the only bag I use!
There’s a lot of people who think in order to be a good head coach, you’ve got to be a head coach at a smaller school.
I got interested in decathlon because a coach that I had was a big fan of Bruce Jenner, and he just saw the ability in me – but when it came down to it, I knew my best chance at a college scholarship would be in track and field.
It’s very likely that I will finish my career as Swiss national coach.
The head coach tells us what to do, and we follow his orders.
No one likes a change of coach.
We had a rule-breaker at Mainz – the club manager Christian Heidel, who had the courage to make me a Bundesliga coach.
Football is such a team sport, so no one individual does it. No one coach or no one assistant coach or no one player, it’s a great team sport, so I don’t get carried away with a bunch of accolades.
I’m very fortunate to have a coach that I got to stay with all this time. Every year the bond gets stronger and better, and we understand each other more. And it’s like she can tell if I walk into the gym what kind of mood I’m in, what she has to fix for the practice I need, or how I’m feeling.
This is a tremendous opportunity to be named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, and it’s a role I have been studying for over the course of my playing days.
I think, in terms of looking at the trajectory and being around some of the same people, it’s certainly flattering words, but I definitely have not done enough to be mentioned in the same sentence as Coach Payton.
I was born in a very poor family. I used to sell tea in a railway coach as a child. My mother used to wash utensils and do lowly household work in the houses of others to earn a livelihood. I have seen poverty very closely. I have lived in poverty. As a child, my entire childhood was steeped in poverty.
Gerard Houllier is a great coach. He made me grow. He gave me chances in big games, which raised my confidence. It opened my eyes to what I could do. It was through him that I managed to trust myself.
I’ve always been my own hitting coach.
Anytime the coach gives you the ball and some encouragement, you get a sense of freedom.
I like to be able to control which players I’m working with. Because it doesn’t matter how good a coach you are if the guys you’re working with think they already know it all. You need a response, you need to feel they’re trying. I want players who are always striving to improve.
Talking to my mental coach definitely helps. I talk to her every week. Yeah, I mean, she’s been helping me a lot, too.
The strategy of my coach and me was that we looked at pictures of all the best pole vaulters from around the world, and we took the best parts from them, and we created a person that had never existed. We then started to work toward being such a person.
I became a head football coach when I was 27 years old at Miami of Ohio.
The Olympics is nothing I ever dreamed about. I dreamed about playing for Coach Knight and Indiana.
When you’re a young talent, and you want to launch your brand, you always have tons of questions: Where should I produce? Should I launch a second line? Should I do shoes, accessories? If you have someone who can coach you and give you advice and help you find the right supplier, it’s a big help.
Whenever I have a problem, I always talk to someone away from cricket; usually a friend or a family member who is invested in wanting to help me but who won’t give me a coach’s perspective or a cricketer’s perspective.
I’m a player, the coaches coach.
When I finish playing, I think I’d like to coach college baseball.
Passion and hunger are the two ingredients that I look for in first making the judgment on – whether an athlete, an assistant coach, or a horse trainer or anybody I do business with.
William McKinley Oswald was my high school football coach. He was a great coach and had a profound influence on my life. But I think he could have learned his method of motivating players from an army drill sergeant.
There’s nothing wrong with pitch counts. But not when it’s spit out by a computer, and the computer does not look at an individual’s mechanics. And you can’t look at his genes. It should come from the individual and the pitching coach and the manager.
I’m enriched by all my experiences, good and bad, but I’ve always tried to remain committed in my life as a coach and always positive.
My ambition in high school was to be a high school coach and teacher, and that’s still what I do: teach.
My dad was a high school and college coach, and in my house my dad muted sideline reporters because he wasn’t interested in what they had to say.
I was so driven in high school but did sometimes wish I could go out with friends, go to parties, and be a normal teenager. But having mum as my coach at home meant I couldn’t sneak around.
My coach and my parents both had this relationship to what I was doing, which was allowing me to express myself with chess. And so I could love it. I had a passion for it. I was expressing myself through chess, and I was learning about myself through chess.
Gender is irrelevant. Certainly the tennis ball doesn’t know what the gender was of the tennis coach.
It’s the coach’s job to pick the system, we just try and implement it as best as we can.
The main thing I do now is I coach kids, and all of these stories along the way are based in reality.
If the artist isn’t having a great day or finds it all boring, my role becomes that of a coach. Getting the very best out of the artist. Helping them perform at their very best when it’s game time. One way to get them there is to bring them out of their comfort zones.
Jagdish Singh was my basic coach, and he trained me from my very early days in boxing, teaching me the fundamentals of the sport. He was the one who shaped me into a boxer, disciplined me when I required disciplining.
I brought hurdles, all ten of them, to the beach and had my hurdling sessions very close to the water. Those days, I trained on the beach for nearly three months every season with coach Nambiar. I used to run into the water, almost chasing the receding waves, and that was how I built up strength.
I had a job to take care of my parents, to take care of some bills at the house, because my daddy wasn’t working. I had to figure out how to make that all work at one time. I was working at Boston Market… I told my coach, ‘I can’t play football because I have to make money to help my mom.’
Literally, when I go to the vocal coach, I’m like, ‘You are teaching me nothing.’ You know?
I enjoyed needling the press. If I didn’t enjoy it, I wouldn’t have done it. Writers have rarely played, so as a coach, you have antagonistic feelings about some guy writing up the story of the game who’s never even attempted to play it.
The bigger, stronger, faster and meaner my players are, the better I coach.
I can’t tell you why a particular athlete would leave a certain coach, but I can tell you there could be many reasons. They could have personality conflicts. They could have misunderstandings. Lots of stuff can happen.
When you look at myself, I’m a coach, and that’s what it’s all about. When you’re a player, you get criticized, and when you’re a coach, you get criticized even more because it’s about wins and losses.
I always work with a coach. That’s just a personal thing that I like to do. During interviews, you’ll hear more of my accent, and I’ll stress the wrong words.
I’ve always respected Coach Frank. I kind of publicly recruited him because I really need him and want him. I’m kind of the college recruiter now because he brings a lot to the table. He’s had success here and understands the good and the bad, so I’m recruiting him to join my staff.
It’s been the video game ever since I got out of coaching. Even when I was an announcer, fewer and fewer people remembered me as ‘Coach,’ and as the years went on, people just started knowing me from the game.
People always think they know better. In football, everybody thinks they can be head coach and do it better. It’s the same in F1: they always know better, even if they have no experience of it.
I know there are limits to what a coach can accomplish in improving speechmaking unless the subject is a diligent student of himself.
I design all of my costumes. I like to go out there and feel like I have contributed to every part of what I do. I choose the music, the choreographer, I’ve obviously chosen my coach, my costumes – all if that falls under my realm of power, my realm of influence.
It’s definitely harder being a dad than a coach.
As Brits, we love a do, don’t we? I adore our national celebrations. If I see a gold coach, you almost need to put me in a straitjacket, I get so excited.
The fundamentals, what I want, which is to take the ball, try to play as offensive as possible and dominate the game through the ball, is the same. I grew up with that; I was a player with that idea, and I am a coach with that idea.
If you coach, and coach every day, you should be getting better if you’re self-evaluating and you’ve got people around you telling you the truth.
My dad has been my coach since I was seven years old – from 7 to 18 is when he coached my club team – and so it was always in the family. He introduced me to soccer at a young age and also kind of molded me into a good player at a young age, too. Which then I grew to love the game and be as passionate as he was.
Eventually I returned to the W to play in Dallas, because of my coach Fred Williams. But once Fred got fired, I knew that my support there was gone. And that the only way I could stay in the league would be if I were living near my family on the West Coast.
If you’ve got a coach that overlooks the problems, then you’ve got problems.
You can’t make a manager have a coach he doesn’t want. I can’t make the head of the accounting department work with someone he doesn’t want.
The best thing you do as a coach is develop an environment where these guys can have some success. Vince Lombardi was that way. He cared about these guys not only as football players but also as men.
You can be a top, top player for 10, 20 years, then you become a coach, lose two or three games and you’re out.
The only thing worse than a coach or CEO who doesn’t care about his people is one who pretends to care. People can spot a phony every time.
As a player, I can tell them they don’t want to rush to become a coach, because there is a lot that goes on. This is all something new to me. You can talk to a lot of the coaches… and they can tell you. Until you go through it, then you can understand what it’s all about.
Sometimes if you have a coach or team-mates for too long, you get caught in certain routines. I think it’s good to shake up things a little bit.
True basketball coaches are great teachers and you do not humiliate, you do not physically go after, you do not push or shove, you do not berate, if you are a true coach. If you humiliate or curse them, that won’t do it. Coaches like that are not coaches.
This year my role is clear: I am a coach, a coach to sportsmen.
When I came out to L. A., I got a part in an episode of ‘Star Trek: Voyager,’ and I hired an acting coach.
Experience shows that those people who were selected to be a head coach in the NFL met with more success if they had had head-coaching experience.
If I came in to recruit your son, I would tell you, your wife, and your son, that I will be the most demanding coach your son can play for.
If you could bring to me a majority of people to say that we’re going to have $10 of spending cuts for $1 of revenue enhancement, put me in, coach.
Name one experienced coach anywhere in the world that would hand over their playbook to the other team. Unless it’s a fake playbook, it just doesn’t happen.
To me, personally, my development to become a head coach will be much better working for Coach Saban than necessarily going somewhere else because you learn every day that you’re in there.
In Boston I got to a point where I thought I was putting out fires more than being a baseball coach. And some of it was my fault. I was getting stubborn. My fuse was a little shorter than it needed to be. And that helps nobody.
I have no desire at all to become the winningest coach at Notre Dame. The record belongs to Knute Rockne or some other coach in the future.
There’s a responsibility to represent female MMA that comes with being the champion, just as there’s a responsibility to represent and promote the show when you coach TUF.
Hey, I’m just looking for an excuse to retire so I can play summer league baseball, go coach my nephews, play pickup basketball. I’ve always had that ability to move on to the next thing.
As a coach, you’ve got to do what’s best for the team. If guys don’t like it, they’re going to leave. If they stay and don’t like it, well, your team’s going to suck anyway. Even if this happens, you still have to do it. You can’t coach worrying about any individual.
Everyone gets surprised because neither one of my parents play golf. Like I said in my speech, my aunt and uncle really love golf, and we visited them, and she gave me two clubs. Like people think when they don’t know who my dad is, they think he’s my coach.
My mentor was Clara Ward of the famous Ward gospel singers of Philadelphia. And my dad was my coach. He coached me. And just my natural love for music is what drove me.
If you’re a coach and your team doesn’t win, at some point you’ve got to change the coach.
To be honest, it makes you a lot better coach when your boss is in the meeting room. You’re a lot more driven every day.
On one of our very first days when we tried rowing, our coach, James Mangan, showed us a video of the Boat Race. That was part of the impetus for us to start rowing.
When I was 6 or 7, my gymnastics coach looked at my quads and told the other coach to come over and see my quads. They were big then and still are. But I’ve kind of embraced it through the years.
If you have time to be with a dog, and the dog is smart, you come to understand the dog, and the dog understands you. They’re not hard to train. But they have to be smart, and you have to spend time with them. It’s like coaching. I was a better coach when I had smart players.
The riskiest thing I have done in my fifties is to do a Polish accent for a new film. I had a great time working on it and two wonderful people to guide me. A dialect coach that I have known for thirty years and a Polish actor.
My coach, Liang Chow, had one rule while I was training for the 2008 Olympics: no skiing. I could do anything I wanted outside the gym, he said, except ski.
When Coach Belichick comes up to you during a game and says something to you, that’s great.
Nobody despises to lose more than I do. That’s got me into trouble over the years, but it also made a man of mediocre ability into a pretty good coach.
I don’t think a coach becomes the right coach until he wins a championship.
My high school coach was Ray O’Conner. He has coached a lot of players that have signed professional contracts, and many of those have gone on to play in the major leagues.
I have won one title, but PSG made me understand they are looking for a leader, a coach with a vision, and I am very happy to have their confidence.
Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice, but we don’t have to do anything else. We don’t have to advise, or coach, or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen.
As long as Didier Deschamps is coach, I have no chance of getting back into the France team.
I have never hidden my injury before, or fitness problems. Even my shoulder operation was planned after consulting the then coach Gary Kirsten and skipper MS Dhoni.
Our quarterbacks were getting hurt; a couple got kicked out of school. The coach asked who wanted to try out for QB. I went and tried out, and from there on, I was a quarterback. I was ineligible in 10th grade until spring, so I did baseball. I started in left field and pitched.
If I had to pick my greatest strength as a football coach, I say it would be innovation.
I’m fortunate now that I coach at Duke University and we’ve won a lot. I have some kids who haven’t failed that much. But when they get to college, they’re going to fail some time. That’s a thing that I can help them the most with.
When I was 12, I had a coach tell me I would never be a championship pitcher. That devastated me. I was crushed.
Nobody thought I would be a great coach.
If I played basketball, and you played with me, and all of a sudden you become my head coach, there isn’t anything you can tell me, dude. Because your years in the league were just as long as mine. Why are you coaching me? That’s one of the things that I hate.
I plan to coach at University of Louisville for as long as I can maintain the passion I have for the game of basketball. I don’t want to coach anywhere else. I don’t believe in anything else as much as I believe in this university and this state. I want to coach as long as they will have me.
My first career was as a coach and a teacher.
I got a strength coach. My wife. She gets big chains, and at night she puts them around the refrigerator. They are so strong, I can’t break them.
I coach my daughter’s softball and basketball team. We go to all the school functions. We go out to eat at night and take the kids to the movies. We try to be as normal as we can.
My greatest inspiration is my coach, Maggie Haney.
My brother Gary, who was my coach, five years my elder, studied human movements at Queensland University in Brisbane. We used to train together every day, and we’d train for so long that at the end of a session, we would physically almost collapse.
This isn’t an easy lifestyle for a coach’s wife. The coach is the guy who stands up and hears everyone tell him how great he is. The wife is the one waiting at home alone while the coach is spending every night at the office.
Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach.
My coach has taught me since 5 years old, and he stresses not just the quality of training but the mental part. Technique and the mental game have to mesh, balance.
My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend.
There’s a lot of young talent. I felt strongly that we wanted somebody with a great football mind who’d make it their mission to succeed. And a coach, likewise. Somebody young, energetic, open.
The corncob was the central object of my life. My father was a horse handler, first trotting and pacing horses, then coach horses, then work horses, finally saddle horses. I grew up around, on, and under horses, fed them, shoveled their manure, emptied the mangers of corncobs.
My sports were team sports: ice hockey and baseball. The whole team dynamic is similar in business. Leadership is earned – the captain earns that role; it’s not because he’s the coach’s son. These are all things we know, but in today’s world, it’s not a bad idea to remind ourselves.
The Duke family, those are my brothers, and it’s something I’ll always take with me. Coach K, he gives me a lot of motivational things and checks in on me and my family. He knows where my heart is.
My job is to build that belief in every coach and every owner, that they can put the franchise in my hands and I can take it uphill from there. Obviously, everyone wants to be No. 1, but I’m not going to campaign. I’m just going to go out and show what I’ve got.
As a coach, they would love to sit there and say, ‘It’s going to be five steps, you’re going to hitch up into a perfect pocket, you’re going to look at number one – no; you’re going to go to number two – no.’ It doesn’t work that way.
I don’t want to disrespect anyone, but it’s clear that any team which has the chance to play with Messi, Suarez, and Neymar has devastating attacking power, which any coach would love at his disposal.
Players alone don’t win championships. It takes an entire organization. Someone has to acquire the players. Someone has to coach them. Someone has to generate revenue to pay them. But at the end of the day, the players are the ones who put their minds and bodies on the line to win.
The point guard is always the leader on the floor, regardless: the extension out there on the floor for the coach.
The accent got lost somewhere along the way. I’m a little embarrassed about it. When I arrived in LA I assumed I’d be able to put on the American accent. It proved difficult so I had six months working with a dialect coach and it’s become a habit.
Thomas Tuchel is a coach who can work in the long-term.
Watching soccer is my main hobby, really. I’m no tactician or coach, but I enjoy watching the free flow of it, the different styles, and the histories behind clubs. Like Barcelona vs. Madrid – it’s not just a soccer game; it’s a geopolitical struggle. There are great storylines and no commercials.
My whole thing is being a coach, a GM, and a president: you all got to be attached at the hip. There’s got to be no separation between you. The players got to know it’s one voice: we’re all in this together; we’re going to do this right.
My family always helped me. I had people around me who always pushed me to be the best: my dad, my mum. My dad used to play and coach as well. But I wasn’t born with shiny things.
They gave me my career. Coach O and LSU resurrected my career and made me what I am today.
She told me I wasn’t playing for the coach, I was playing for myself.
The thing that’s always struck me about Coach Marinelli’s defenses is how fast and aggressive they play.
You need a long-term coach to be able to win.
You do have demons throughout the week; every coach does.
I wouldn’t think I would coach again, because it would just be hard not being in the Cowboys’ blue.
If you think about it, I’ve never held a job in my life. I went from being an NFL player to a coach to a broadcaster. I haven’t worked a day in my life.
I would love to get back to the big leagues as a coach, possibly a manager. I would love that opportunity.
I coach a high school wrestling team and a middle school team. I consider myself a coach and an activist, so I’m really involved in the community.
You have to respect the job of the other coach and then stop. He’s an opponent: I stop. Finish. I have respect for his job. He must have respect for my job.
If you win a Super Bowl before you’re fired, you’re a genius, and everyone listens to you. But a coach is just a guy whose best class in grammar school was recess and whose best class in high school was P.E. I never thought I was anything but a guy whose best class was P.E.
Toughest job in baseball is the general manager. Second toughest is the hitting coach.
I started when I was six years old. My first coach was my granny, she was the best player in Slovakia.
When I left the University of Notre Dame, I honestly felt I would never coach again.
I took a lot of pride, honestly, in hiring these young guys, that not only to become future head coaches, but I wanted young guys that could help me – guys that can coach, guys that could study, guys that loved it, that would do it for nothing. That’s how I got into coaching with the 49ers when John McVay hired me.
You know, me winning two gold medals, going for a third one, that’s nice. But being there with Mark and my sister, and my brother being the coach, it’s a dream come true. It’s going to be awesome.
As soon as you make mistakes, or you have an off year, even if it’s not your fault as a quarterback… I’ve always said the quarterback and the head coach always get too much blame when you lose and too much credit when you win.
I love my relationship with Coach Vermeil because it is one of the few genuine relationships that I have.
But as my voice coach keeps saying, if we actually spoke the way they imagine the Elizabethan voice might have been, we wouldn’t be able to understand it.
I believe this with all my heart: The greatest coach of all time in my eyes is my mom. She’s instilled in me a toughness and a perseverance and just a never-quit mentality, and I thank her every day for providing me, for what she sacrificed her life for.
I’m not afraid to coach guys. But I am going to coach them to win, and I am going to hold them to a high standard.
When I was on the swim team as a kid, I used to hide out from my coach by going into the bathroom and hiding out in one of the stalls. And I would literally wrap myself in toilet paper so as not to get hypothermia.
I have no desire to coach basketball.
I never dreamed I would coach at UCLA. It was not one of those things in my coaching career I thought would happen. It’s a tremendous blessing, and I’m going to make the most of it.
I had an acting coach while I was doing the show and every week I could see my work improving. I really liked working on the show because I was learning new things every day.
Unfortunately, sometimes the fans forget who puts the money and passion into the club. It’s funny, but when you win, it’s the coach and the players who are responsible, but when you lose, it’s the owner’s fault; but that’s football.
If you look at the history of Notre Dame, if you hire a coach who’s been successful at another college program, they’re going to be ultra successful at Notre Dame because the talent will always be there.
I had a coach that was not a great player, but he taught with kids and juniors so that by the time he was 50 he was great. He helped me make the top 5 in the world and yet he wasn’t a great player himself.
The pressure in Hollywood is bigger to look good than in Germany. In Germany, we are more forgiving. Having a personal coach in Germany is not nearly as common as in Hollywood. In Hollywood, I think everyone has a personal trainer.
I like playing. I wouldn’t be a good coach. I don’t have the patience to be a coach.
I believe you can be young and compete in gymnastics if you have a coach who is looking out for you and if there is a good gym environment where the coaches are taking care of you emotionally and physically.
When Pep was at Barcelona, I was so young, 16 or 17 years old. I went to training a lot, and Pep Guardiola told me a lot of things, but I didn’t stay in the first team. He is an amazing coach, and if he comes to the Premier League, I think he will win a lot of titles.
I have the best agent, manager, publicist, acting coach, and lawyer. Without them, I wouldn’t have the opportunities that I’ve had.
I dislike conflict, so I do try and steer clear of arguments. Apart from with my coach. Who I literally have an argument with every day.
My coach was a great politician, so he did most of the work. He was good.
No coach has ever won a game by what he knows; it’s what his players know that counts.
We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don’t like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States.
I feel blessed that I had an opportunity to be in the Big Ten for four years as a player and be in the Big Ten as a coach for eight years. To get 12 years in a conference like the Big Ten – it’s a first-class league with great towns and great fans.
Let’s just say that I feel I have the ambition and determination to succeed as a coach.
We had a very exhaustive, extensive search for the guy that is going lead our football team over the next few years. We spent about two months in an in-depth interview process, and Bret came out with flying colors. We are absolutely thrilled that he is our head coach.
You can’t make an artist like Lady Gaga. You can help support, you can help develop the vision – I think you can add to the vision – but you just can’t make an artist like that. That’s like saying Lebron James’ high school coach made Lebron James.
Every coach has his own style of play, but when you spend your whole life as a Cowboy, you have to be influenced by what we did.
Look at the better players of my era – Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Raymond Floyd. They had pros they worked with from time to time, but out on Tour, thousands of miles from home, each of them learned to be his own best coach. I think Tiger can do the same.
Micky Adams took me in initially as youth coach and I’ll always be grateful to Port Vale giving me my first chance to manage.
I know there are people who say ‘just coach’… I don’t hear them.
I went to the Guilford School of Music and Drama, which was affiliated with the Royal Shakespeare Company. I was lucky enough to be taught by a beautiful, wonderful teacher called Patsy Rodenberg, who works a lot with the Royal Shakespeare Company as a voice coach and technician.
When you become a head coach, you’ve played the game; you’ve coached the game. You have a great understanding of what happens at every level.
All I can say is that I’m going to try to coach the way I’ve coached in the past. And if it ends up not being good enough, then so be it.
But I haven’t met a player or a coach whose goal isn’t to win the Super Bowl.
Coach’s voice will never leave my head as long as I live.
You as an individual coach have a responsibility to try to give those players who put themselves at risk and in harm’s way a chance to achieve success, and that goes for universities and professional teams, as well.
The Champions League is always special. I believe every player, every fan, every coach wants this trophy. It is unbelievable, and it is one of the greatest achievements you can have in football.
I talked to Grant Hill, and I told him, ‘I played against you a lot, and now, hopefully, I’m getting to coach a player like you. Jabari has the opportunity to be a special player in this league. But it’s not handed to you. He’s going to work, and our jobs are to make him better each day.’
You can never guarantee the wins but you can guarantee that you give it 100%. That way you can always look back and feel comfortable, as a player or a coach.
Before I got to the NBA, I always flew coach – it was the worst time of my life. I remember being 14 or 15, and it was such a struggle to fit into those seats.
But I think anybody who believes I could force coach Sloan to resign is crazy. He’s stronger than that and personally if I said that to him, he’d probably go tell me to go do something.
My daughter is exceptionally chatty. I’m not a braggy mother but she is gifted – with the personality of a Russian gymnastics coach.
I’ve always said I didn’t want to coach. But I can’t coach in college because I don’t have my degree. So I want to give myself opportunities. A degree is something everyone should have.
The only other time I can recall my dad getting upset at me was when I missed a hockey practice. My parents were away, so my buddy and I decided to skip it. I never told my dad about it, but he found out from the coach.
Ironically, being a coach on ‘The Voice’ and spending time with those kids, Xenia and Dia especially, I learned a lot about myself. It reminded me how lucky I am that this happened for me, and it kind of lit the spark inside me again for my love of music.
People respected my experience, they hire me, they pay me what I am worth to coach their team.
I miss my coach. I love my coach. I miss Chuck Noll.
I’m wherever coach puts me.
I had a dialect coach to get an American accent, and then another dialect coach to come off it a bit. There is something deep and mysterious in the voice when it isn’t too high-pitched American.
American athletes, especially distance runners, are at a big disadvantage against the rest of the world. We’re expected to live by all the rules, like not being able to coach, but still train and make our own living.
It was definitely not the salary that made me join Manchester United; I went for football reasons – for the history of the club, the league, the fans, and the coach because he is one of the best in the world.
I don’t want to be an invisible coach. I want to provide guidelines to solve problems, coming from the base I have, as I had to work a lot considering I did not play at Barca until I was 17.
I was with All Pro Dad, and I was coaching. People recognized me as a coach. They might see my face and say, ‘What’s going on there, is that something with the Colts or the Buccaneers?’ Then they realize, ‘This is something with my kids; let me explore.’ So I think that helped, that name recognition.
That’s what you don’t see about coach Saban. He’s a very funny guy.
I just bring energy, try to put myself in a good mood, because you’re not going to get through practice if you’re drowsy, don’t feel like doing nothing. Then it’s going to be a long practice and coach is going to be all over you.
I feel that God wants me to coach; otherwise, he wouldn’t have put the desire in me.
The reason I became a manager was to have full control over training. If you are a coach, you are bound by what the manager wants you to coach. The other reason is that I just like the company of football people.
That didn’t happen. Still, I had six pretty good years and one where I didn’t reach what I wanted for myself or the club. I don’t accept that makes you a bad manager or a poor coach. If that is the view I strongly disagree with it.
I don’t think I was a fine game coach. I’m trying to be honest. I think I was a good practice coach.
My explosiveness, I really couldn’t show it at UCLA. It’s still there. It’s always been there. It was not a lot of running. It was a half-court game. Coach Howland came from the Big East, and so you know that’s a grind out game.
When I was a kid growing up, my dad being a football coach, he asked the same question of all the assistants that he ever hired: ‘Is your goal to be a head football coach?’
Anytime you’re playing basketball, and you have a coach who you have to respect, you’ve got to be very disciplined.
I’ve been so blessed to play for the greatest coach at a time when our organization has done incredible things. I’ve played with the best teammates. Playing for Mr. Kraft and what his influence on the team has been.
Romance readers love a wealthy hero, and why not? There’s value in a man able to hire a helicopter, a coach and six horses, or a collection of werewolves to do his bidding – and the bidding of the lucky woman on his arm.
He’s not a coach who speaks to you every day. Wenger has spoken to me two or three times. He’s told me he’s very impressed by how I train and how I’m a disciplined character.
Nearly every coach I’ve talked with tells me that the attention you get from media and other people is the thing you miss most. I don’t know if that’s right.
The amount of pressure that I’ve put on myself as a defensive coordinator for the last 10, 11 years, I really believe there’s a lot more decisions that go into that position than the head coach.
When you are the invisible man to the head coach, the only option is to head for the exit.
I have a wonderful English-language dialogue coach. All the time I have to speak English, he is with me. It is a double effort, because you have to say the words correctly and then act them.
With any coach, you have a lot of respect for him, but it is difficult to be their friend.
I wanted the opportunity to play for Tom Osborne. Here we are in the locker room at half-time, gathering around Coach Osborne. It grows quiet, and I’ll never forget what he said. He said, ‘Let’s get this over with.’
I have to thank the coach for looking after my fitness and allowing me to feel my way into the tournament.
If you’re a coach, and you don’t have trust with players, you’ve got no chance, and your credibility is zero. And that’s why it’s so important to tell them the truth. If you have something that you’re upset about, tell them the truth. If they’re doing something wrong, tell them the truth.
I think it’s the hardest part for about 80 percent of the guys in the NBA. That’s just the way it is in the NBA, unless you’re a mega superstar. You’re just going to play wherever you go. You try to find the right fit and the right team with the right system and the right coach at the right time.
I don’t care how much it costs or who it’s by as long as it fits me. I love shopping, but I go to the same stores I’ve always gone to: Guess, Bebe, Coach. I can’t really skip out of that realm.
I won coach of the year at the ESPYs, but I didn’t go to ESPYs. That’s not me. I don’t want the attention.
I think the biggest thing, even from Day 1 after the draft, was coach DeFillipo being very detailed with everything.
When I was 19, I went door to door selling long-distance phone service to put myself through school. I was studying to become a computer graphic technician. I always got strangers saying, ‘You should model; you should act.’ A co-worker finally said, ‘Go see this acting coach.’
You begin to take on the mentality of your coach. If he feels so confident, then I feel confident.
When I was 8 years old, I knew nothing about martial arts. The coach told me I was talented with learning martial arts, and put me in a school.
As his team prepares, a coach’s entire being must be concentrated on winning games.
Really the team often will take on the personality of its coach.
When you play, you do not ask yourself how it feels to be on the bench. You have to live it to understand how difficult it is to be there without being there. To enter a match knowing you do not have the confidence of the coach. To play when you simply don’t have the habit of playing.
I played from the time I was seven years old. My father was my first baseman coach. I had opportunities that I never really pursued – with some Miami teams and a few larger colleges, and then I ended up bailing and began cooking.
I am a typed director. If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.
And when I went to Houston, they had a conditioning coach by the name of Gene Coleman. And that was the first time I had gone to an organization that had a program with a weight room and designed specifically for pitchers.
It is an honour that a coach like Guardiola speaks highly of me, for him to rate me as highly as I have read that he does. I genuinely appreciate it – from the bottom of my heart.
You want a coach who is going to push you and be strong and be in your corner when it’s tough, but sometimes you have coaches who think they are more important than the players. That’s where the conflicts come.
I think I’ve got an outstanding defensive assistant staff that’s really going to help us have consistent, strong defenses. And offensively, we have an excellent staff. We’ve got some younger guys on offense, but that’s what I coach and have my entire coaching career.
It’s hard to be successful over the long term if you’re not unified and there’s not that synergy between coach and front office.
What’s it like finding out Denzel Washington wants you to direct his next movie? It’s like getting a phone call from Muhammad Ali or Michael Jordan saying they want you to coach them.
For every R. Kelly or Bill Cosby or Harvey Weinstein, there’s, you know, the owner of the grocery store, the coach, the teacher, the neighbor, who are doing the same things. But we don’t pay attention until it’s a big name. And we don’t pay attention ’til it’s a big celebrity.
Coach Lue always amazed me. I’m like, ‘How do you have this much joy coming out of life? You have money, but you don’t drink; you don’t smoke. All you do is hoop, and you live on a natural high.’ But now I know.
I have an incredible amount of basketball knowledge, and I think a lot of that is derived from having a Hall of Fame college basketball coach who was very knowledgeable of the game and I had a great high school coach who was also very knowledgeable.
That’s the unpredictable part, and that’s what worries every coach: Protect the football. That’s why, when you go into a ballgame, you may be favored, but there’s no guarantee you’re going to win it.
I coach defending an awful lot but I don’t think too many teams in the Premier League or in the world of football actually coach defending anymore, certainly not the full-backs.
I have a wealth of experience, but I do not want to coach. I rather like the role of recruiter.
Coaches coach guys on the field. I get to spend time with practice squad receivers and tight ends or a young center who’s always inactive on Sundays… I feel really good about having an impact on those guys and their careers.
Speaking to the coach has been my number-one criterion at every club I’ve played for to find out what he expects from me, how he will make me improve, and that he’ll play me.
If a man can coach a female, why can’t a female coach a male? When I was looking for a coach, the gender of the coach never occurred to me. It was about who I thought was good and who I could get along with and listen to.
Players are saying, ‘I don’t have to have a coach who has only played a little bit. Instead, I can have somebody who won something’.
What football means to an Italian coach is tactics, trying to control the game by following the ideas and systems of the manager.
I think when you have strong leadership at the coaching level and you empower the coach and the coaching staff, you have a lot more stability.
I’ve been very fortunate to be with Coach Saban this long, learned a lot of football from him. It’s been kind of the key to my personal success out of the places that I’ve coached.
I don’t want to lose myself in football and that’s what a coach has to do to be successful.
I will never coach again. I don’t want to, but I wouldn’t even if I did.
I still work on it almost every day in the gym. You have to know your body and that also means knowing when it’s time to rest. Sometimes the coach will manage me and give me a day off so that I’m right for the weekend.
You’ve got to coach worrying about your entire team: whether that gets you a championship or whether that gets you fired. I think it allows you to coach free. You’re coaching with freedom because you know you’re doing what you think is right.
I’m sorry, but until my last day as a coach, I will try to play from my goalkeeper.
I think, with every kid I coach, I’m trying to get them to do the right thing all the time. I always feel like you should raise the bar. There needs to be expectations.
The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.
No parent or coach can be true to any child and say he’s ready for the N.F.L. out of high school.
He’s always with me; I’m always asking. He can be my father, or he can be my coach, or he can be an ex-player. I can ask him so many things. He teaches me a lot, and I’m really thankful.
If you’re not my coach, I don’t know you. Don’t say anything to me.
If I had taken ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ I would never have gotten ‘Coach’ because I would have been established as Gilligan.
Zidane has shown that he is more than a coach.
I’m a head coach. I’m not a politician, an activist, or an expert on societal issues.
I realised that the political context had got worse since the 2010 World Cup. I tried to ignore it but I wanted, as a national coach – you may call this Utopia – to make Catalans and Basques feel good about supporting a Spanish side… to unite even the most sectarian and nationalist.
I had played in a tournament with the captain of the University of Minnesota’s golf team, and he thought I was good. He called his coach, and the coach called me and recruited me. A five-minute phone call changed my life.
Even if I play backgammon with my coach, I hate to lose. I won’t talk to him for, like, an hour. So imagine how it feels when you lose at tennis. That makes me determined not to lose because I hate it so much. Even at a set down and match point, I always believe I can come back.
We are our own worst enemies and as a coach you can help people recognise that, raise their self-awareness and then see if they change or do anything about it.
My dad was my Little League coach and my Cub Master.
Dad had great people investing in his life at a young age. His mother, his stepfather, his Boy Scout leader, his football coach. That’s where integrity is planted, like seeds that are harvested later.
I think, as a coach, you have to be willing to do what’s best for the player. And you say what’s best for the player: is it better to give him a game suspension, three-game suspension, no suspension. I think each case may be different in that.
The coach’s job is to get the best players and get them to play together.
The three greatest people in my life were white, OK. My high school coach, my high school superintendent and my mentor in Manhasset, Long Island.
I’m coaching ‘swing at this, don’t swing at that,’ and in the middle of it, a kid looks at me and says, ‘Coach, I think I’m going to fail history.’ Or maybe their girlfriend just dumped them. These are kids, and once I embraced that, this became a lot more fun.
So you get two good hours on the field about every day, you get about an hour and a half in the meeting room and that’s pretty much all you need to thoroughly coach your team.
The coach doesn’t have to play the sport as well as you do. They have to watch you and get you to be your best.
The fans, with all due respect, they don’t affect the decisions I would make as a coach.
I respect coaches; I respect what good coaches do. I know that you don’t learn to be a coach in an hour and a half.
I know that not everybody gets to coach an NFL team, and I want to do that as well as I can all the time. That’s my motivation. I want to help my players to be as good as they can be.
Many of the most successful coaches and managers have come from players who never reached the highest level. The one exception seems to be basketball, where many of the greatest stars at least tried to coach a team.
What I would like is to at least have a discussion with the coach, that he tells me what he thinks. I have to know.
I respect Bielsa a lot. For me, he is a special coach. I think the best coaches in the world work in different things, and a lot of coaches, we cannot train like Bielsa. It’s difficult to train like Bielsa. But every coach can learn from different coaches. But with Bielsa, I think all coaches learn something from him.
Al Davis has been the biggest influence in my professional football life. I mean, he was a guy that gave me an opportunity, one, to get into professional football in 1967 as an assistant coach, and then at the age of 32, giving me the opportunity to be the head coach.
I want to thank my mum, my daddy, my coach, my teacher, everybody in my life.
People that have integrity violations should be fired, not coached. How many integrity violations does it take to ruin the reputation of your company? Just one. You don’t coach integrity violations. You fire them.
Everybody needs a coach.
Because I came out as a singer, I took the time to get an acting coach.
The fact is that the coach wanted to recruit a new striker, and with Aubameyang’s signing at Arsenal, there were three top strikers, and that’s why I decided to leave.
When I was studying at the Iowa Writers School, I read a sports writer, Ron Maly, from the Des Moines Register. He was a good sports writer. I became real interested in the contrast between Lute Olson, who was the coach of Iowa at the time, and Ron Maly.
My dad was a really big baseball guy who helped coach me and thought the game should be played the right way.
I don’t think there’s any difference in my passion than when I was a young coach. I hope somebody in some way realizes I could be an asset, but we’ll just wait and see.
I was bullied by a few people who were much older than me. I went to camp to learn boxing. I was 12, and my coach was 24. I felt like if I could fight him, I could stand up to anyone.
I know how loyal I was to Coach Blatt, and the people that know me understand that. I have no control over what people think.
I wouldn’t mind being a track and field coach.
The biggest thing as a head coach, you want to make sure you exhaust every option.
No, I’ve never competed. I did, however, train in a boxing gym with a good coach beginning in 1993. I’d been writing about the sport for a dozen years by then and wanted to know what boxers endured, what it felt like. I was too old to compete when I started, but I sparred enough to get a taste.
In the end, all we need to remember is Slavisa has promoted a club from the Championship to the Premier League and has managed sides at the highest level of football. In other words, Slavisa is exactly the head coach we need.
Being a conductor is kind of a hybrid profession because most fundamentally, it is being someone who is a coach, a trainer, an editor, a director.
For me, it was watching the New York Giants growing up, with Bill Parcells and Lawrence Taylor and that whole crew coming up through the ’80s. And then, as I moved on to college, I thought I’d want to coach for sure.
If you’ve got aspirations to be a manager or coach, obviously coaching your country would be a great honour.
With all due respect to Coach O’Brien and Coach Godsey, I’ve told them I’m going to be me.
Peterson was the most coachable athlete I have had in my life, and I coach many athletes.
When it comes to peaking at the right time, I have to thank my coach Mike Holmes: he is a genius.
As a coach you can influence the diet of your players. You can point out what is wrong.
My coach and I thought I could swim a 57.3 if I executed the perfect race, but I did even better than that.
I’m the luckiest guy in the world. I never really had a job. I was a football player, then a football coach, then a football broadcaster. It’s been my life. Pro football has been my life since 1967. I’ve enjoyed every part of it. Never once did it ever feel like work.