Just some thoughts:
A JOB SAVER
I wonder with the recent cancellation of March Madness, all the games not being played I got to thinking I wonder how many coaches jobs have been saved this year now without a loss in the NCAA tournament? Who knows.
Coaches. What a tough job. But also how many of us can look back and realize the influence they had upon us.
Quotes from coaches.
A coach must never forget that he is a leader and not merely as a person with authority.
What I want to do is continue to help these young women be successful. You don’t just say goodbye at the end of their playing career and end it their. (Pat Summit)
Failure does not come from losing but from trying.
The more things we can get kids to do correctly off the court the more likely they will do correctly on the court.
Kids, players often think how much a coach influenced them but the reverse is also true. I can remember so many kids, so many situations in which I was involved with kids that played sports I coached.
At my fifty high school reunion I made it a point to seek out Mrs.Riddle my high school English teacher. I wanted to thank her and tell her how much she had influenced me into my adult years. I was so glad she was there. I did find her and told her my “thank yous.” But I will never forget what she said and then told a story to me. She told me that was her early teaching years and referenced a specific incident involving the two of us. Her words to me, “While you may have learned from me, I also learned something from you.” Coaches are teachers and teachers learn from their students, their players.
The above picture, on the right–Coach Rick Byrd, yours truly in the middle, Brad Stevens former coach at Butler and present day coach of the Boston Celtics)
You think Byrd and Stevens have not influenced a few folks in their coaching careers. I also, bet they would say the reverse has also happened.
March 17, 2020