If you make every game a life and death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot.
A common mistake among those who work in sport is spending a disproportional amount of time on "x's and o's" as compared to time spent learning about people.
People want to be on a team. They want to be part of something bigger than themselves. They want to be in a situation where they feel that they are doing something for the greater good.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all the time thing.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Coaches have to watch for what they don't want to see and listen to what they don't want to hear.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
But the real tragedy was that 15 hadn't been colored yet.
Failure is good. It's fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching I've learned from making mistakes.
If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.
Goals should be realistic, attainable, and shared among all members of the team
Every leader needs to remember that a healthy respect for authority takes time to develop. It’s like building trust. You don’t instantly have trust, it has to be earned.
Leaders should be reliable without being predictable. They should be consistent without being anticipated
People want to be part of something bigger than they are.
There are five fundamental qualities that make every team great: communication, trust, collective responsibility, caring and pride. I like to think of each as a separate finger on the fist. Any one individually is important. But all of them together are unbeatable
When a leader takes responsibility for his own actions and mistakes, he not only sets a good example, he shows a healthy respect for people on his team
When you cleanse yourself of a big victory, you may open yourself up to the opportunity for an even bigger victory
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