coaching

A Quote by Sir Roger Bannister on coaching

If a man coaches himself, then he has only himself to blame when he is beaten.

Sir Roger Bannister (1929 -)

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on coaching, devil, humility, and pride

He saw a cottage with a double coach-house, A cottage of gentility; And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin Is pride that apes humility.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

Source: Dejection: an Ode (See Southey)

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A Quote by Robert Southey on coaching, humility, and pride

He passed a cottage with a double coach-house, A cottage of gentility! And he owned with a grin That his favourite sin Is pride that apes humility.

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: The Devils Walk. Stanza 8. (Imitated Coleridge)

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A Quote by Red Auerbach on basketball, coaching, history, seasons, and winning

When players are used to winning, they put out a little more. Basketball 3rd winningest coach (regular season and playoffs) in NBA history; won 1,037 times in 20 years;

Red Auerbach (1917 -)

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A Quote by Philip Crosby on coaching and jobs

Selecting the right person for the right job is the largest part of coaching.

Philip Crosby

Source: Reflections on Quality

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A Quote by Paul H. Dunn on coaching, needs, and time

Call time out when you need help and ask the Coach for help. Don't wait. Do it when you need it.

Paul H. Dunn (1924 - 1998)

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A Quote by Marsilio Ficino on coaching and losing

The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.

Marsilio Ficino (1433 - 1499)

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on careers, chance, coaching, college, day, football, goals, justice, men, mistakes, opportunity, play, problems, seasons, starting, thinking, and thought

Steve Young is one of the most gifted young men that I have ever known. He is fast, strong, big, handsome, ... and rich. It is easy for us to look at Steve and say, "With all those attributes, you ought to be great." However, it is more than his physical attributes that have made him great; it is the way he thinks! When Steve was a junior and was starting his first season as our quarterback, we had one of the greatest opportunities presented to us in our football program at BYU. We were scheduled to play Herschel Walker and the University of Georgia, the defending national champions. We worked very hard and felt we had a chance to beat them if we played our very best and did not make mistakes. Before 82,000 fans, and on a "rainy day in Georgia," Steve threw five interceptions in the first half of the game-more than he would normally throw in five games! In spite of the interceptions and two missed field goal attempts, we were still tied 7-7 at halftime. Going into the dressing room, I thought to myself that I must talk to Steve and assure him that everything would be fine. The rain, the crowd, the tipped balls, etc.-I had all the excuses ready for throwing five interceptions in one half. I started explaining this to Steve and before I could finish, Steve stopped me, looked at me as if I was crazy, and said, "Hey coach, there's no problem. I can hardly wait to get back out there. We're going to win." I found myself thinking, "What do you mean there's no problem, you dummy. You have just thrown five interceptions!" It's the way he thinks. That's what has made him what he is and enabled him to accomplish what he has done. As you know, this was just the start of a career that would see him become one of the finest quarterbacks to play the game of college football.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: “Prepare for a Mission,” Ensign, Nov. 1984, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on coaching, decisions, presidency, and support

And I want you to know . . . that I have had the greatest support from President Bateman. I could coach as long as I want to and never felt any pressure to reach a decision.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: Press conference at BYU, September 1, 2000, announcing his retirement after the 2000 season.

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on church, coaching, decisions, direction, encouragement, football, growth, improvement, life, opportunity, potential, progress, and responsibility

I feel that the progress I have made as a coach, as well as a person, is a direct result of the growth that I have made through my Church callings. I had the opportunity to serve as a bishop in a campus ward while I was still an assistant coach. When I was appointed head football coach in 1972, I decided to approach my role as a coach much the same as I did as a bishop, delegating responsibility to my assistants, putting responsibility on the players for self-improvement in all aspects of their lives, and using personal interviews with players to try to give positive reinforcement and encouragement so that they might do their very best and reach their full potential, both on and off the field.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: “Prepare for a Mission,” Ensign, Nov. 1984, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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