Top Coaching Quotes

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1. "My job, when it comes to free agency, trades, is not to pick players, but support the personnel department and the coaching staff. We have to have the financial resources to make things happen and that's my job."
Author: Arthur Blank
2. "All coaching is, is taking a player where he can't take himself."
Author: Bill McCartney
3. "Look, coaching is about human interaction and trying to know your players. Any coach would tell you that. I'm no different."
Author: Bill Parcells
4. "Since I started CrossFit, I've read and heard about the critics talk about how unsafe it is, and my only response to that is any form of exercise can be unsafe if you don't have the proper coaching, education and guidance."
Author: Bob Harper
5. "Well, I think it's pretty much established that I just didn't have any interest in coaching in the pros."
Author: Bobby Knight
6. "During my 40-year coaching career at West Point, Indiana and Texas Tech, my teams reached the Final Four on five occasions, winning the national championship three times."
Author: Bobby Knight
7. "Because you can't change results - I would change my losses, and I would definitely like to see on-court coaching."
Author: Brad Gilbert
8. "Business coaching and the personal development and self-help industry is considered to be one of the booming industries today."
Author: Brendon Burchard
9. "People are remarkably bad at remembering long lists of goals. I learned this at a professional level when trying to get my high-performance coaching clients to stay on track; the longer their lists of to-dos and goals, the more overwhelmed and off-track they got. Clarity comes with simplicity."
Author: Brendon Burchard
10. "Never be possessive. If a female friend lets on that she is going out with another man, be kind and understanding. If she says she would like to go out with the Dallas Cowboys, including the coaching staff, the same rule applies."
Author: Bruce Jay Friedman
11. "This may be the final note and closure of a very special part of my coaching career. The last piece of the puzzle that I wanted to see complete from our first meeting has been delivered. I gained incredible satisfaction from your race at the weekend. No, not from the race performance--that didn't interest me--- but to see you in full happiness in the arms of your man, looking up with all the admiration one can summon in a most happy and fulfilling time."
Author: Chrissie Wellington
12. "You can take our Amen Solution Brain Type Questionnaire on our web coaching site, the Amen Solution @ Home ("
Author: Daniel G. Amen
13. "A long held belief based on a perceived reality that is rooted in a diminishing view of yourself or others probably is not serving you.Today is a good day to let go of one of them.Today is a great day to let go of one of them-if it's a secret grudge you've been harboringfor years.Particularly if that person is YOU.Coach Me Dave/Get Relationship Coaching"
Author: Dave Rudbarg
14. "I enjoy basketball. I enjoy coaching basketball. It's the out-of-season stuff I didn't handle well."
Author: Dean Smith
15. "I'm not in charge of making moves, you know. I'm in charge of coaching."
Author: Don Cooper
16. "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."
Author: Don Shula
17. "I tried the broadcasting thing, the coaching thing, but I'll never replace the competitive feeling of being out on the field when we were players."
Author: Gary Carter
18. "With good coaching, proper motivation and the right club structure with organic growth, you can achieve an awful lot in football."
Author: Gary Neville
19. "I keep trying to bring a more professional approach to New Zealand cricket. It's an uphill battle. I stay in the game because I find it intriguing and interesting. I'm not interested in coaching international sides. I don't mind short-term coaching. I don't want to get involved in the politics of teams."
Author: Glenn Turner
20. "I've done my coaching badges, I've got my Pro Licence, but I enjoy what I'm doing now. I'm also the elite performance director of the Welsh FA. The main thing for me was always Liverpool Football Club and my country, Wales - and I'm lucky enough to still be involved with both of them."
Author: Ian Rush
21. "After my first coaching experience, the field looked more like Gettysburg than a normal defeat. But it wasn't that bad, as only about half my team lay dead, while the rest were merely dying."
Author: Jarod Kintz
22. "We are so utterly ordinary, so commonplace, while we profess to know a Power the Twentieth Century does not reckon with. But we are "harmless," and therefore unharmed. We are spiritual pacifists, non-militants, conscientious objectors in this battle-to-the-death with principalities and powers in high places. Meekness must be had for contact with men, but brass, outspoken boldness is required to take part in the comradeship of the Cross. We are "sideliners" -- coaching and criticizing the real wrestlers while content to sit by and leave the enemies of God unchallenged. The world cannot hate us, we are too much like its own. Oh that God would make us dangerous!"
Author: Jim Elliot
23. "I think as far as any kind of pressure on a football team or on an individual in professional sports really depends not only on that individual but the leadership they have on the team and the leadership they have on the coaching staff. A lot of times, they can divert some of those pressures off of the individual and off of the team."
Author: Jimmy Johnson
24. "I didn't know that I'd like it this much, coaching both boys and coming out all the time and seeing how excited they are to play hockey. It reminds you of when you were that age and you wanted to be out on the ice."
Author: Joe Sakic
25. "In all the years that I've been in football - I went directly from coaching to broadcasting - I never really had a lot of experience watching it."
Author: John Madden
26. "I always stressed that I didn't have coaching experience, but that I did have a deadline: June 9."
Author: Jurgen Klinsmann
27. "Coaching takes patience. I'm more enthused when teaching players who want it versus when I have to."
Author: Kevin Garnett
28. "In life, we are all on the same journey, we are all struggling to get from point A to point B. Different people have different point A originations and B destinations, but the path we travel is the same. If you can take what you have learned; share the experience and shortcuts you've discovered along the way, offer time saving tips and how you finally made it - then you can lighten the load of those who are just beginning on a similar path. Getting paid for it is an added bonus. My hope is that you do not end your journey at "I wrote a book" but rather understand that your book is just the beginning. Imagine the products you can create based on the contents of your book. Imagine the opportunities to share your knowledge with more people by speaking, training, coaching. You have an important message to share and the world is waiting..."
Author: Kytka Hilmar Jezek
29. "I did a few more plays, and then I went to L.A., because I knew I could get a coaching job there."
Author: Lee Majors
30. "In what is known as the 70/20/10 learning concept, Robert Eichinger and Michael Lombardo, in collaboration with Morgan McCall of the Center for Creative Leadership, explain that 70 percent of learning and development takes place from real-life and on-the-job experiences, tasks, and problem solving; 20 percent of the time development comes from other people through informal or formal feedback, mentoring, or coaching; and 10 percent of learning and development comes from formal training."
Author: Marcia Conner
31. "Please recall that she rescued you from torture not so many years ago, and do try to be nice" LoboI remembered, but the last thing I wanted was social coaching from a killing machine. Jon"
Author: Mark L. Van Name
32. "Coaching really is an individual philosophy."
Author: Mark Messier
33. "It's not that easy for some of these players in China to get the coaching they need."
Author: Michael Chang
34. "Nearly all of these Chinese girls that have had success have had coaching from foreign coaches."
Author: Michael Chang
35. "That's the beauty of coaching. You get to touch lives, you get to make a difference. You get to do things for people who will never pay you back and they say you never have had a perfect day until you've done something for someone who will never pay you back."
Author: Morgan Wootten
36. "We are not coaching on a daily basis because we often travel with our charity and commercial interests."
Author: Nadia Comaneci
37. "No, I'm not coaching. It's a huge responsibility to coach somebody."
Author: Oksana Baiul
38. "Coaching the Bruins is like going bear hunting with a butter knife."
Author: Pat Burns
39. "Good coaching is good teaching and nothing else."
Author: Pat Conroy
40. "Guy raised his hand and asked if I had any advice when it came to "coaching women." I remember leveling him with a death ray stare and then relaxing and curling up the corner of my mouth and saying, "Don't worry about coaching ‘women.' Just go home and coach ‘basketball.'"
Author: Pat Summitt
41. "I'm sure at some point I will get back into coaching, but right now I need to focus completely on my kids."
Author: Patrick Ewing
42. "At the end of it, I'll maybe do a coaching badge but I'm not going to get forced into things."
Author: Paul Gascoigne
43. "Failure is good. It's fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching, I've learned from making mistakes."
Author: Rick Pitino
44. "Sometimes I miss coaching, but often things are not how they appear in football."
Author: Ruud Gullit
45. "The better the coaching has become, the worse the game has become."
Author: Scotty Bowman
46. "I'm a Christian first. I'm a family guy second. As much as I like coaching, as much as I like basketball, it's third, fourth, or fifth down the line."
Author: Steve Alford
47. "Since the season ended, I've let things settle down, and I have to talk to the coaching staff and management. I really don't want to turn this into a big drama. So I plan on making a definite decision relatively quickly."
Author: Steve Yzerman
48. "I was happy working for the N.B.A., but to be honest, I decided that I'd probably get back into coaching. I missed the teaching, I missed the games, I missed the competition."
Author: Stu Jackson
49. "The further I get away from coaching, the more I know I made the right decision. You almost forget how wonderful family life is."
Author: Tony Dungy
50. "How did I bridge the gap from depression to elation? Well, I worked hard at improving all aspects of my game. I got stronger mentally and physically. I had good coaching, I studied the other players, and I learned from the history of the NBA. I gained confidence, ability, and intelligence. In short:I learned the game within the game."
Author: Walt Frazier

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