340+ Coach Quotes And Saying

Coach Quotes: A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment. A coach must be at one with his players. A coach should be a person who is able to help a player mentally. A coach should not stir up headlines after a match.

Coach Quotes

A coach told my mum I had talent and I would make a very good skater.

A coach was managing the Newbury team, and he wanted me to play for his local team, and from there, I did it at district level, and then I got picked for Southampton.

A coach’s greatest asset is his sense of responsibility – the reliance placed on him by his players.

A friendly relationship with the coach is important for each player.

A lot of rookies don’t come into the league and have that type of leeway that Coach Walton and his staff really gave me.

A Michigan man is going to coach Michigan.

A player needs to focus on one thing to be successful, while a coach is thinking about the whole process.

A player senses when a coach loses confidence in him. That, more than anything, can throw a player.

A quarterback has to trust the quarterback coach. And the quarterback coach has to trust him.

A rookie coach must be supported by a very strong structure and not get burned.

A team takes on the personality of the head coach.

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.

After 50 years as a player and a coach, I will not become a functionary. That’s not my world.

All I ever wanted to do was coach, ’cause I knew I wasn’t gonna be a player.

All it takes is one coach that believes in you.

All my best players have been really good guys, which means I can coach them.

Ambition is important for any manager or coach, owner or director.

Ancelotti is a great coach, and we talk often.

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.

Any coach who’s managed a big club in Argentina can manage anywhere.

Anytime you’re playing basketball, and you have a coach who you have to respect, you’ve got to be very disciplined.

Arsene Wenger is a good guy and a good coach.

Ask any player. You’re only as good as your coach allows you to be.

Assistant coaches become a little bit more buddies to the players than a head coach.

At some point in time I will be honored if I would be mentioned as a coach.

At Southampton, my dad was the academy coach at under-11 level.

Athletes are still exploited. If they blow out their knee, if they somehow don’t meet the mandates of a coach, they lose their scholarship. They don’t get their degree.

Ava DuVernay is my personal Phil Jackson. She’s a perfect coach.

Because I came out as a singer, I took the time to get an acting coach.

Behind every great athlete is a masterful coach that inspires the athlete to evolve into the strongest performer they can become.

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.

Bill Belichick was probably the most organized coach that I’ve ever been involved with.

But as a coach I wanted to keep things from being too complicated.

But I haven’t met a player or a coach whose goal isn’t to win the Super Bowl.

But I was still hoping to be able to coach and teach.

Coach Calipari pushes his players, and that’s why his teams are successful.

Coach Coughlin, he’s one of the best coaches I’ve ever had. He’s one of the best coaches in the NFL, hands down.

Coach K was fine with the way I played defense.

Coach Knapp is a tremendous quarterbacks coach.

Conte is a good coach, but I would steal his place on the bench.

Craig Nelson who is an actor and is in a show called Coach in the United States. We began to do some improvisational stuff and we used to get laughs and things.

CrossFit is all about constantly-varied, high-intensity movements. And to do these movements, you have to have a certified coach to take you through this – or any type of physical activity.

Detroit Pistons basketball slogan: When the going gets tough, we fire the coach.

Diego Simeone, the coach from Atletico Madrid, was a very strong player as a midfielder.

During Wimbledon, I ate only rice and pineapple. My coach cooked for me. He made sweet rice.

Ernesto Valverde is a great coach.

Even Spartacus needs a coach.

Every coach desires to bring in his own support staff.

Every coach has a different style and approach.

Every coach has his own philosophy.

Every coach talks to their players. Imagine not talking to Lionel Messi – that would be ridiculous.

Every coach wants to train Manchester United; it’s one of the biggest clubs in the world.

Every coach wants to win, but it’s not easy to do that.

Every new coach is interesting.

Everybody needs a 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.

For every striker, it’s important to have the confidence of the coach.

For me personally, Pep Guardiola is the best coach in the world.

For six years, I was really on my own and did not have a coach.

For sure, I need a coach, because at this level, you cannot do it alone.

Gender is irrelevant. Certainly the tennis ball doesn’t know what the gender was of the tennis coach.

George Karl’s son probably wouldn’t have made it to the NBA if he wasn’t a coach. He would have never got the opportunity.

Governor is not the position to have in Oklahoma. It is the head coach of Oklahoma or Oklahoma State or Tulsa.

Having a head coach pushing you is definitely a plus.

How can a coach have any influence over a player that’s making over five times more than he is?

I always accept the decisions of the coach.

I always talk about my dad because he was a coach, and I became a coach.

I always thought I’d be a coach, but I’m still open to everything.

I am a coach. I don’t have to have a title. I have five children that need guidance.

I am a coach on the outside of the establishment and that works.

I am a typed director. If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.

I am enjoying my time as Barnet coach, but I think I could do it in Serie A.

I am not a coach for the tackles, so I do not train them.

I am so thrilled about the opportunity to coach the Storm for years to come.

I bought into everything Coach K preached to us. His whole philosophy.

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 came to Chelsea because one club and one coach believed in me.

I came to L.A. when I was 19, and my two roommates were blue-eyed, blond dudes. I helped coach them, and they both landed pilots.

I came to Roma because the president here and the coach have a great will to win, and that’s what I have, too.

I chose Stanford for Stanford and not for the coach. I was going to Stanford regardless.

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 coach my mentees to act as if they are invincible – to act as if they could accomplish anything!

I didn’t do it the traditional way of being an assistant first and then becoming a head coach.

I didn’t have a thing to do with picking a coach, and didn’t want to. But I didn’t think they’d pick one I didn’t like.

I didn’t make any mark on Barcelona. It was a blip in my career in terms of what I did as a coach.

I didn’t really want to be the coach who wins but the coach who educates.

I don’t have a coach. I haven’t had a coach for, like, years.

I don’t know what being an Everest guide means. I am a coach, not a guide.

I don’t like the idea of being a coach.

I don’t like to see any coach get sacked – not Lopetegui, not the Huesca coach, not the Granada coach, and, of course, not the Barca coach.

I don’t think a coach becomes the right coach until he wins a championship.

I don’t think I can coach.

I don’t think the fans pull for or against a coach.

I don’t want to be a Major League coach.

I don’t want to coach too far into my 60s. By then, I’ll be playing golf four or five times a week.

I go back to Francis Schmidt. Francis Schmidt was the Ohio State coach who hired me.

I got to know Coach Wooden at the end of his life.

I had a dialect coach from the Royal Shakespeare Company who was from Sheffield.

I had a great relationship with Coach Nee. I liked Doc Sadler a lot.

I had a really fantastic dialect coach that I worked very well with, and I was constantly surprised by the different intonations that the Russian dialect has.

I had a vocal coach. It’s a sad thing, but I had to hire someone so that I could get my Australian accent back.

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.

I have a coach and I have a chiropractor, who works to keep me healthy. I pay their salaries. I pay for their flights as we travel around the world on a weekly basis, and I pay for their hotels and meals while we’re on tour.

I have a coach, but I’m not theater-trained or a technical actor.

I have a lot of respect for Coach Arians.

I have a mental coach, which is super cool, but it’s also kind of eerie at times.

I have always been convinced of my qualities and never doubted what I’m capable of, even if a coach is judged by his results.

I have been very fortunate to coach marvellous teams, and it has been a great honour to work for Switzerland.

I have evolved a lot as a player working with Klopp, who is a very tactical coach.

I have no ambition to become Germany coach.

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.

I have no desire to coach basketball.

I have nothing against Unai. I respect him. he is a very good coach.

I have the full confidence of the coach, and that’s extremely important to me.

I have tremendous respect for coach Gary Kubiak. I love that guy.

I haven’t really worked with, like, a mental coach or anything.

I just coach and get my guys ready.

I knew as an assistant coach it wasn’t my place to overstep the head coach.

I knew that when I resigned from the University of Texas that I would never coach again.

I know I’m a really good coach.

I know that us girls aren’t the easiest to coach.

I know there are limits to what a coach can accomplish in improving speechmaking unless the subject is a diligent student of himself.

I learned a lot from Al Davis, and I got a lot better as a coach.

I like it if a coach enjoys himself and is passionate.

I like playing. I wouldn’t be a good coach. I don’t have the patience to be a coach.

I like Seedorf. He is a good coach.

I love Coach Koetter.

I love my relationship with Coach Vermeil because it is one of the few genuine relationships that I have.

I love the trips that I’ve experienced as a player and a coach.

I love working with Coach O’Brien, Coach Godsey, and they are terrific football coaches.

I loved playing for Coach Ambrose, and I definitely love playing for Coach Wright.

I manage a team, for beach soccer. I’m the coach. Player, coach.

I might be out of the league if I didn’t have a guy like K.G. to show me the ropes and a coach like Doc Rivers.

I might not have a conference championship or a national championship as a head coach, but I had the recruiting factor.

I miss my coach. I love my coach. I miss Chuck Noll.

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.

I myself have the utmost respect for Coach Coughlin.

I never lost the desire to coach.

I started out wanting to coach football.

I started when I was six years old. My first coach was my granny, she was the best player in Slovakia.

I take class at the Groundlings, and my personal coach is Lesley Kahn.

I take the subway to work. I fly coach back and forth to Chicago.

I think Arsenal would be good for a German coach.

I think it’s a requirement that the general manager and the coach are communicating with each other on a regular basis, and it’s unacceptable if they’re not.

I think it’s very important to have contact with the players that I will coach.

I think that everyone expects Xavi to be a coach, and he has the profile to be at Barcelona or wherever he is.

I think that the Bayern coach is the second hardest job in Germany after the Chancellor.

I think when the cameras are on him is when Coach Switzer is at his best.

I think, as a coach, you’ve got to do what your players can do.

I truthfully think, a consistent coach over 30 years, probably, I’d rather be that than having one championship and mediocrity for years.

I wanna be that glue guy: I want to be a guy my team and my coach can count on. That’s what I want to be.

I want to be a general manager, and I want to be a head coach. Definitely both.

I wanted to become a college coach. I got game films of all the good college coaches – Pete Newell at California, Eddie Donovan with St. Bonaventure, Ken Loeffler at LaSalle.

I was a coach for a celebrity cricket league. Whenever I trained or practised with them, I missed cricket.

I was a coach, and I put a lot of education and experience into coaching.

I was a director and dialogue and acting coach.

I was a Division III kid whose dad wasn’t a coach.

I was fortunate enough to coach the U.S. Olympic team in Australia.

I was living in my coach’s basement.

I was overwhelmed meeting him. I didn’t know what to say, I didn’t know whether to call him ‘Coach Russell,’ ‘Bill,’ or ‘Mr. Russell.’

I was playing cricket first and my cricket coach was the one that introduced me to track and field.

I was the coach in Valencia, and this was when Pochettino was finishing his playing career. And we met in Valencia watching the Chile training sessions. And a few months later, he took over as coach of Espanyol.

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!

I wasn’t the most well-liked person in Canton. I was a coach’s son who played quarterback. It was tough at times.

I watch all my goals before every game on the coach.

I watched Hiddink and Ferguson at close quarters, and I realized that I am not a coach.

I will never coach again. I don’t want to, but I wouldn’t even if I did.

I worked with a mime coach. I did weapons training. I did weight training.

I would be the worst acting coach ever, because I have no idea what I’m doing.

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.

I wouldn’t mind being a track and field coach.

If I ever come back and coach, I’m never huddling again!

If I had taken ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ I would never have gotten ‘Coach’ because I would have been established as Gilligan.

If I hadn’t been an actor, I would have been a coach, and I would have been a good one. All teaching is is communicating.

If I were a young coach today, I would be extremely careful in selecting assistants.

If I’m going to be grinding, then I want to coach. If I’m not going to be coaching, I want to be semi-retired, at least.

If the coach is good, I don’t think a psychologist is needed.

If the national coach lets decisions be made from outside, he’s lost the team.

If the players don’t trust the coach, it is a problem, and vice versa.

If you are the coach of a national team, you have to evaluate players based on what they do on the pitch.

If your coach ain’t got your back, who’s got your back?

If you’re a coach, you’re a teacher.

If you’ve got a coach that overlooks the problems, then you’ve got problems.

In July 2011, U.S. Soccer announced that they’d fired Bob Bradley and hired Jurgen Klinsmann as head coach. Jurgen had once been a world-class German striker; now he was regarded as a successful, if controversial, coach.

In the end, every coach wants the same – that’s to win.

In ’92 I got my first coach and had it for two, three years. My wife hated it.

Irrespective of whether Anil Kumble is the coach or Ravi Shastri, what’s more important is that India wins.

It disturbs me to see a football coach fired.

It is for sure a big part of the coach’s job to make sure the tennis does not get neglected.

It is the ultimate honor for a coach to be his country’s coach.

It was definitely tough being the coach’s son.

It’s a lot easier to get a suit than it is to get a coach.

It’s amazing, the culture Coach Belichick has been able to create in our system.

It’s definitely harder being a dad than a coach.

It’s difficult to be a coach.

It’s not any one person. It’s not any one coach. It’s the team.

It’s not easy for a coach to deal with a player who is in slow decline.

It’s not just about a coach telling you what to do and just following it unthinkingly.

It’s special for me to coach the team Lombardi coached.

It’s the nature of basketball sometimes: every player and coach are going to have run-ins.

It’s up to the coach to decide who is in the best shape to play each match.

It’s very likely that I will finish my career as Swiss national coach.

It’s very rare to find a basketball coach that gets both: that gets the Xs and Os and also gets life.

It’s very special to be the coach of the best player in the world.

I’d give my life to be the national team coach.

I’ll always be a fan of coach Harbaugh. Not too sure about Michigan.

I’m a football coach. It seems the league is cyclical and hiring young guys… but experience in the NFL still means a heck of a lot.

I’m a football manager, a football coach; I can’t be expected to pontificate on everything.

I’m a good special teams coach, and I can recruit.

I’m a head coach. I’m not a politician, an activist, or an expert on societal issues.

I’m a player, the coaches coach.

I’m an extension of the coach on the floor.

I’m going to be the next head coach at Notre Dame.

I’m going to watch basketball regardless of whether I coach or watch it on TV.

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’m just glad I play for Coach Belichick.

I’m just going to do my job, what coach wants me to do, be a defensive piece, and when needed to be a scorer, I’m going to be that.

I’m no longer the head football coach at Ohio State.

I’m not coach D’Antoni. I have to coach to my version of pace-and-space. We all steal from each other, but a lot of us have stolen from him.

I’m not cut out to be a coach.

I’m not embarrassed about how we recruit, how we treat kids, and how we coach them.

I’m not going to apologize for having a great team and a great program and a bunch of committed guys, and Coach Saban is not, either.

I’m not going to be a coach or a director – they are not roles that I would like.

I’m not going to be the Alabama coach.

I’m not surprised to be the coach on ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’

I’m not the kind of coach who says, ‘Let’s do a few piggy-in-the-middle exercises and go home for lunch.’

I’m pretty sure everybody in the NBA wants to make the playoffs. Every player, every coach, every organization wants to make the playoffs.

I’m sure that had I not been a coach, I would have been some form of a teacher.

I’m the only idiot the that decided to coach in my family.

I’m the Real Madrid coach, and the demands are huge.

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’m very grateful to Coach Saban.

I’ve always been my own hitting coach.

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.

John Wooden made a name as a coach but also a life as a mentor.

Jose Mourinho was a very good coach.

Just because a coach does not get out the clubs after a match but instead focuses on what he says, that’s not an indicator of cluelessness.

Klopp is a fantastic guy. I rate him as an extremely professional coach, perfectionist, and a winning mentality.

Klopp is a great tactician and a great coach.

LeBron is like a coach. He is a coach on the floor. He has a great basketball IQ.

Let me just be very clear: I’m just hopeful the coach doesn’t dismiss me.

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.

Louis van Gaal and I have a relationship that goes beyond that which is normal between a player and a coach.

Mano Menezes is a fantastic coach, but Scolari is a fantastic coach, too, as well as being more experienced.

Many people have told me I could be a coach, but it doesn’t appeal.

Marty Schottenheimer knows how to win, and that’s what Redskins fans demand in a coach.

Matt LaFleur’s a great coach.

Mike D’Antoni is a great offensive mind. He’s a great coach.

Mourinho is a coach who is used to working under pressure.

Mourinho is a great coach. He has told me he believes in me, both in person but also publicly.

Mourinho is a great coach, and I respect the way he works.

Mourinho’s a great coach. He is ambitious and a winner.

My acting coach makes the impossible accessible.

My best coach was Rudy Tomjanovich because he asked the players what they wanted to do. He felt we had a feel for the game.

My coach is pushing me harder than ever to make sure I stay at a good level.

My coach told me if I broke the national record for the 200, I could run a 100.

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.

My dad was a coach and a schoolteacher.

My dad was my Little League coach and my Cub Master.

My father was a coach, so there was a lot of moving around, not having a base.

My father – who was a master sergeant and the toughest man I’ve even known – next to him, Coach Lombardi was a piece of cake.

My first career was as a coach and a teacher.

My football do-over is when I went to Seattle and had both jobs as coach and general manager.

My former coach, Simen Agdestein, used to be the best player in Norway.

My greatest inspiration is my coach, Maggie Haney.

My high school coach was a bit of a jerk.

New stimuli can come from the same coach if he questions himself.

No coach has ever won a game by what he knows; it’s what his players know that counts.

No one likes a change of coach.

No, I don’t want to coach. I don’t want to coach.

No, I’m not coaching. It’s a huge responsibility to coach somebody.

Nobody thought I would be a great coach.

Of course you want to coach in the Bundesliga when you move into coaching.

Of course Zidane has surprised me as a coach. I didn’t know how he would do.

Often I’d say I understood the coach, then do my own thing on the field.

Often, organizations don’t know how good they have it with a player or coach.

Often, there are fallacies when a journalist or a fan and sometimes even a coach who has never been a goalkeeper sees a cross in the six-yard box and says he should come out.

One loss is good for the soul, Too many losses is not good for the coach.

One of the things I like to do is let the players play and the coaches coach.

Our God is a great coach, and he’s got a great playbook.

Pellegrini is a coach who has given a lot in every place he has been, with very nice football.

Pep is not the best coach in the world. I prefer Mourinho. He is the No.1, because Mourinho is more transparent and more direct than Guardiola.

Peterson was the most coachable athlete I have had in my life, and I coach many athletes.

Phil Jackson was a brilliant basketball coach, not just because of the offense that he employed, but it was so many other things that went into it.

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’.

Quarterbacks coach, I would do at Tennessee. Head coach? Absolutely not.

Real Madrid needs a coach that knows the club and understands the values that it represents.

Really the team often will take on the personality of its coach.

Regarding Jose Mourinho, I hope I can learn a lot from him – he is a coach with a fantastic record.

Scolari is a fantastic coach, a fantastic man, and he is so transparent.

She told me I wasn’t playing for the coach, I was playing for myself.

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.

Some of the best kids I coach were raised by a grandmother who was so firm that they understood.

Sometimes Kellen calls me ‘Coach.’ Sometimes he calls me ‘Pops.’

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.

Stan Van Gundy is a top-five coach.

Teams usually take on the personality of the coach.

That’s a dream of mine, to be able to coach at the NBA level.

That’s the only thing that got me here is my teammates. My teammates and my coach. That’s the only reason I’m here.

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.

The best coach I have ever worked with is certainly Jose Mourinho. He has an unparalleled passion.

The better players you get, the better coach you are.

The burdens of being a head coach are different from being an assistant. If I had been an assistant coach for awhile, then become a head coach, I probably would have lasted longer.

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

The fans, with all due respect, they don’t affect the decisions I would make as a coach.

The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.

The hardest thing to coach is scoring goals and creativity.

The head coach is the chemist.

The head coach tells us what to do, and we follow his orders.

The job as a coach is difficult.

The main thing I do now is I coach kids, and all of these stories along the way are based in reality.

The Olympics is nothing I ever dreamed about. I dreamed about playing for Coach Knight and Indiana.

The opportunity to coach Kerry Kittles I wouldn’t give up for anything.

The players do their thing on the pitch, and there’s a lot of young women or former players that want to coach.

The point guard is always the leader on the floor, regardless: the extension out there on the floor for the coach.

The quarterback is an extension of the coach and has a certain type of swagger mentality, on and off the field.

The Rockets have a philosophy of what they think their coach should be.

The typical German coach wants things done one way – his way.

The worst coach I have ever had was Roberto Mancini. I never liked his training methods.

There are certain players, certain leaders where, genuine and authentic, their message is going to resonate different than a coach.

There are times I might coach one or two workouts a year when the regular coach gets caught in traffic.

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.

There were so many things in Baltimore not many people know about. I had struggles with my pitching coach. A lot of guys did.

There’s no shortcut to being a manager or coach.

There’s no such thing as a longtime Magic coach.

They want it all – all As, all wins by 20, and want the highest GPA. Don’t coach at Kentucky if you can’t accept that.

This year my role is clear: I am a coach, a coach to sportsmen.

Thomas Tuchel is a coach who can work in the long-term.

Those that coach 10 years that take a year off are three times better coaches… in year 11.

To coach with your brother at any level is really special.

To lead your country is the crowning ambition for any coach.

Toughest job in baseball is the general manager. Second toughest is the hitting coach.

Up to nineteen seventy six when I quit gymnastics I was very, disappointed because I didn’t have anything which is, live with. I didn’t have a friend so I didn’t have a coach anymore.

Van Gaal is the best coach I’ve had. We’ve got a very special relationship.

We had a dialogue coach. She helped us with our T’s.

Wenger is a great coach.

Wenger is the best coach I’ve worked with.

What a footballer wants above all else is to win, regardless of who the coach is.

When a coach loses a team… that’s when a coach is kind of done.

When a new coach comes to a new club with new ways, new ideas, the players have to adapt.

When I arrived in L.A., 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.

When I came out to L. A., I got a part in an episode of ‘Star Trek: Voyager,’ and I hired an acting coach.

When I came to PSV, I signed when Eric Gerets was coach there.

When I first got to Oklahoma, it was really a blessing that coach Sutton was at Oklahoma State. He made me a better coach.

When I left the University of Notre Dame, I honestly felt I would never coach again.

When I looked at the third base coach, he turned his back on me.

When I raced, I had great parents, even a greater coach and a nutritionist. I was never insecure.

When I say I played with the greatest, let’s not forget I also played for the greatest coach of all time.

When I started to be a coach, I expected a lot – maybe too much – in terms of physical approach, tactics, and technique. There was too little emphasis on human relationships.

When I travel, I always have about 40 pairs of skis with me, plus a ski technician and a ski coach.

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.

When I was 12, I had a coach tell me I would never be a championship pitcher. That devastated me. I was crushed.

When it comes to peaking at the right time, I have to thank my coach Mike Holmes: he is a genius.

When I’m older and my children have grown up, I would like to coach in the NBA.

When my coach gives me a program, I damage it.

When you are the invisible man to the head coach, the only option is to head for the exit.

When you coach Russ Smith, you have a nervous breakdown on every possession. He’s not from a different country. He’s from a different planet.

When you’re the head coach, you coach 53 people, and their wives and their girlfriends and their families and all those people.

Whenever the coach gives me minutes, I’ll try to take advantage of them.

Winning a ring is everybody’s goal, whether you’re a player or a coach.

With all due respect to Coach O’Brien and Coach Godsey, I’ve told them I’m going to be me.

With Luis Enrique, I never expected he would become a coach. He was an intuition player; he didn’t speak with me about tactics.

Wooden was the coach for the UCLA Bruins, arguably the greatest sports coach we ever had.

You are only as good as the coach thinks you are.

You coach to coach. You don’t coach to satisfy media, satisfy fans.

You coach to your personality.

You do have demons throughout the week; every coach does.

You don’t have to be popular with the players to be a good manager or coach.

You don’t know a player until you coach him.

You get different philosophies in coaching, usually depending on what position the coach himself played.

You need a long-term coach to be able to win.

Your favorite coach is the one who constantly yells at you.

You’ve got to coach with what you have and who’s available.

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