Quotes and Sayings about Coach



"Because I came out as a singer, I took the time to get an acting coach."
- Aaliyah
(Related: Time, Acting, Coach)

"I have been coaching recently. I coached high school basketball in Arizona, and I hope that more opportunities become available."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Hope, Basketball, Coaching, School)

"I had a lot of coaching for the movie and no, I have never sung professionally before."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Coaching)

"No, I'm not coaching. It's a huge responsibility to coach somebody."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Coach, Coaching, Responsibility)

"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."
- Dusty Baker
(Related: Coach, Coaches, Past, Police)

"In life it wasn't what you know, but who you know. I had people who were trying to buy teams and had they bought the teams, I would have gotten to coach because they wanted me to coach. But the people who have the teams hire their friends."
- Rick Barry
(Related: Life, People, Coach, Friends, Trying)

"Coaching is easy. Winning is the hard part."
- Elgin Baylor
(Related: Winning, Coaching)

"I was in the tennis bubble. I wasn't thinking about the big picture. I didn't notice what they said on television, I wasn't reading any papers. I had a coach and a manager, and they kept me in the bubble."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Manager, Coach, Reading, Television, Tennis, Thinking)

"There's a picture of the real Coach Gary Gaines in the book and he's sitting in the locker room after a game, and he just looks so much like Billy Bob, that we went to him."
- Peter Berg
(Related: Coach)

"I don't want to lose myself in football and that's what a coach has to do to be successful."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Successful, Coach, Football, Want)

"I started singing about three years ago, I entered a local singing competition called Stratford Idol. The other people in the competition had been taking singing lessons and had vocal coaches. I wasn't taking it too seriously at the time, I would just sing around the house. I was only 12 and I got second place."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Time, People, Coaches, Competition, Singing, Years)

"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."
- Arthur Blank
(Related: Financial, Coaching, Job, Support)

"When I finish playing, I think I'd like to coach college baseball."
- Barry Bonds
(Related: Baseball, Coach, College)

"I don't want to be a Major League coach."
- Barry Bonds
(Related: Coach, Want)

"Removing the faults in a stage-coach may produce a perfect stage-coach, but it is unlikely to produce the first motor car."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Car, Faults, First, May)

"This year my role is clear: I am a coach, a coach to sportsmen."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: Coach)

"People respected my experience, they hire me, they pay me what I am worth to coach their team."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: Experience, People, Coach, Worth)

"I don't know what being an Everest guide means. I am a coach, not a guide."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: Being, Coach)

"To have the kind of year you want to have, something has to happen that you can't explain why it happened. Something has to happen that you can't coach."
- Bobby Bowden
(Related: Coach, Want)

"The better the coaching has become, the worse the game has become."
- Scotty Bowman
(Related: Coaching)

"The more games you coach, the more comfortable you feel."
- Scott Brooks
(Related: Coach, Games)

"I can't coach anymore. I want to run a team."
- Larry Brown
(Related: Coach, Want)

"Being a full time coach doesn't mean that we practice more than other teams. In fact we have strict regulations about the length of our practices and playing season. The academic schedule here means that I rarely have a full team at any one practice!"
- Tony Brown
(Related: Time, Being, Coach, Fact, Practice)

"It's been years since I've had a real input in the game anyway. For this game, I've just tried to keep all the other stuff away from the players and coaches."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: Coaches, Years)

"Nearly every coach I've talked with tells me that the attention you get from media and other people is the thing you miss most. I don't know if that's right."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: People, Attention, Coach, Media, Right)

"If I miss coaching that much, I could go to some little school where they didn't recruit, where all the kids wanted to go. I believe I could find somewhere to coach."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: Coach, Coaching, Kids, School)

"I'm happy with the coach we have. I think any one of the ones I asked them to consider would've been good."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: 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."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: Coach, Want)

"I think I'm telling the truth. I sat by Ray Perkins at the Hall of Fame dinner in New York, and at that time he didn't know he was our coach and I didn't either."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: Time, Truth, Coach, Fame)

"No coach has ever won a game by what he knows; it's what his players know that counts."
- Paul Bryant
(Related: Coach)

"The strategy of my coach and me was that we looked at pictures of all the best pole vaulters from around the world, and we took the best parts from them, and we created a person that had never existed. We then started to work toward being such a person."
- Sergei Bubka
(Related: Work, Strategy, Being, Coach, World)

"I have bought pole vault equipment, the landing areas, posts, which costs a lot of money. We pay for coaches."
- Sergei Bubka
(Related: Money, Coaches)

"Obviously you have to have talent in order to play so you can't overlook that, but we won't overlook the character issue when it comes to talent because if they have talent and they don't have character, it's going to be very difficult to coach that person."
- Tim Buckley
(Related: Talent, Character, Coach, Order, Play)

"I like the fact that we have all the teams in the tournament. When I first got here as an assistant, not everyone made the tournament and I think as a coach, you look at it from a job security standpoint, I think that hurt when you didn't have everybody in the tournament."
- Tim Buckley
(Related: Coach, Fact, First, Hurt, Job, Security)

"I manage a team, for beach soccer. I'm the coach. Player, coach."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Beach, Coach, Soccer)

"And then ultimately what I tell the kids is: coaches can give you information, they can give you guidelines, and they can put you in a position. But the only person who can truly make you better is you."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Coaches, Information, Kids)

"I am a coach on the outside of the establishment and that works."
- Linford Christie
(Related: Coach)

"I coach a few guys and they work very, very hard, but in our day we did it because we just loved it."
- Linford Christie
(Related: Work, Coach, Day)

"We have got to go out there and deliver, go on the streets and find athletes, improve facilities around the country and find coaches. We have got to go out there and search for a star."
- Linford Christie
(Related: Athletes, Coaches, Country)

"Obviously I was disappointed when it fell into disuse, because it was my own track named after me, but I am sure all those youngsters we lost will be coming back, and I certainly intend to be down here as much as I can, coaching and advising."
- Linford Christie
(Related: Coaching, Will)

"Working with my new coach has helped a lot. I've been a lot more focused and I'm doing all the little things in order to get faster. It's been a total lifestyle change really."
- Tyler Christopher
(Related: Change, Coach, Order)

"We draft mostly high school kids and we have one of the finest, if not the finest, player development programs and coaching staffs and we teach our players the right way to play. We also have a game plan in scouting, and there are certain types of players that we look for."
- Roy Clark
(Related: Development, Coaching, Draft, Kids, Play, Right, School, Scouting)

"I'm not sure there are enough coaches in the system that can take young talent and consistently get them into the top five in the world."
- Sebastian Coe
(Related: Talent, Coaches, World)

"My family has always been there to support me along the way. My coach, John Nicks, is a great influence."
- Sasha Cohen
(Related: Family, Coach, Influence, Support)

"I worked with my coach to develop some new spiral variations to make my program more interesting. Each one is different and you'll have to wait until January to see them."
- Sasha Cohen
(Related: Coach)

"If I had a personal wish for the new ideas in this new book it would be that every parent, every counselor, every teacher, every professor, every sports coach that deals with young people would understand the three circle concept."
- James Collins
(Related: Sports, People, Ideas, Coach, Deals)

"We are not coaching on a daily basis because we often travel with our charity and commercial interests."
- Nadia Comaneci
(Related: Travel, Charity, Coaching)

"Acting coaches in Hollywood were always telling me to use my hands and body more. But that was never me. I just breathe and sometimes it doesn't look as if I'm doing that."
- Perry Como
(Related: Acting, Body, Coaches, Hollywood)

"You have to remember that coaching wasn't sophisticated back then - you didn't have the camps, clinics and all the technical advances that are available today - so from that standpoint, playing with a cast on my arm was a fortunate event in my life."
- Bob Cousy
(Related: Life, Coaching, Today)

"But as a coach I wanted to keep things from being too complicated."
- Bob Cousy
(Related: Being, Coach)

"If the coach is good, I don't think a psychologist is needed."
- Hansie Cronje
(Related: Coach)

"Selecting the right person for the right job is the largest part of coaching."
- Phil Crosby
(Related: Coaching, Job, Right)

"Snoop Dog is the Phil Jackson of youth football coaches. He ain't going to accept nothing but a winner."
- Ice Cube
(Related: Coaches, Football, Nothing, Youth)

"I've had too lengthy a career and coached too many players to make a choice."
- Chuck Daly
(Related: Career, Choice)

"You've got to be actively involved in the process yourself and you've got to listen carefully to what the coach is saying, take that on board yourself and implement what the coach is saying."
- Lynn Davies
(Related: Coach, Saying)

"If you have a coach helping you, developing your skills alongside you, that's when you're on your way to becoming not just a participant but achieving."
- Lynn Davies
(Related: Coach)

"It's not just about a coach telling you what to do and just following it unthinkingly."
- Lynn Davies
(Related: Coach)

"I'm going to be the next head coach at Notre Dame."
- Dan Devine
(Related: Coach)

"I could have coached better."
- Dan Devine
"She told me I wasn't playing for the coach, I was playing for myself."
- Eric Dickerson
(Related: Coach)

"I could stay in Germany and start my coaching career there. I did not want to."
- Thomas Dooley
(Related: Career, Coaching, Germany, Want)

"My old drama coach used to say, 'Don't just do something, stand there.' Gary Cooper wasn't afraid to do nothing."
- Clint Eastwood
(Related: Coach, Drama, Nothing, Old)

"The coach's job is to get the best players and get them to play together."
- Bernie Ebbers
(Related: Coach, Job, Play)

"I was a pretty good coach and working with marketing was like coaching."
- Bernie Ebbers
(Related: Coach, Coaching, Marketing, Pretty)

"The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Coach, Feet, Man)

"I played from the time I was seven years old. My father was my first baseman coach. I had opportunities that I never really pursued - with some Miami teams and a few larger colleges, and then I ended up bailing and began cooking."
- Todd English
(Related: Time, Father, Coach, Cooking, First, Old, Years)

"I liked the energy of cooking, the action, the camaraderie. I often compare the kitchen to sports and compare the chef to a coach. There are a lot of similarities to it."
- Todd English
(Related: Sports, Action, Coach, Cooking, Energy, Kitchen)

"Professional managers, coaches, and players have a right to question an umpire's decision if they do it in a professional manner. When they become personal, profane, or violent, they have crossed the line and must be dealt with accordingly."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Decision, Coaches, Managers, Question, Right, Umpire)

"During the final two weeks of training, our students work simulated game situations in which our staff members role-play as players, managers, and coaches. They are given immediate feedback following each camp game."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Work, Coaches, Managers, Students, Training)

"I lost money, coaching jobs, a shot at the Hall of Fame."
- Curt Flood
(Related: Money, Coaching, Fame, Jobs)

"I spent my first twenty years in Morocco, where I coached the national team."
- Just Fontaine
(Related: First, Years)

"The way to make coaches think you're in shape in the spring is to get a tan."
- Whitey Ford
(Related: Coaches, Spring)

"It's better to have done because then you know what the player is going through and you understand the pressure, but then on the other hand I know a lot of people that were good players but not good coaches, and vice versa."
- Guy Forget
(Related: People, Coaches, Pressure, Vice)

"I had a coach that was not a great player, but he taught with kids and juniors so that by the time he was 50 he was great. He helped me make the top 5 in the world and yet he wasn't a great player himself."
- Guy Forget
(Related: Time, Coach, Kids, World)

"First of all, it was such an honor to be chosen. You had to be voted in by players and coaches that time. But having it in Hawai'i was a brilliant idea."
- Dan Fouts
(Related: Time, Idea, Coaches, First, Honor)

"I sometimes think I've needed a bit of an arm around me in my career - which I've not always got from certain managers and coaches who didn't understand me."
- Robbie Fowler
(Related: Career, Coaches, Managers)

"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."
- Bruce Jay Friedman
(Related: Friend, Coaching, Cowboys, Man, Understanding)

"My first career was as a coach and a teacher."
- David Friedman
(Related: Career, Coach, First)

"We probably spend more time talking about individual players in our coaching sessions than anything else."
- Hayden Fry
(Related: Time, Coaching, Talking)

"I learned a great many things in the Marines that helped me as a football coach. The Marines train men hard and to do things the right way, just as a football team must train."
- Hayden Fry
(Related: Men, Coach, Football, Marines, Right)

"How can a coach have any influence over a player that's making over five times more than he is?"
- Hayden Fry
(Related: Coach, Influence)

"I would love to see Flip get back into the league. I think he can definitely still coach in this league. I think he will be in this league quicker than sooner."
- Kevin Garnett
(Related: Love, Coach, Will)

"So you're dealing with a coach, and you're dealing with a guy who's actually experienced NBA basketball from a player's perspective and actually goes about it that way."
- Kevin Garnett
(Related: Basketball, Coach, Perspective)

"We know that in order for us to turn this around, it doesn't matter how many coaches they bring in here, assistants, weight trainers, whoever, we're the ones that are going to have turn it around. And I think just took that responsibility on ourselves."
- Kevin Garnett
(Related: Coaches, Order, Responsibility, Weight)

"It's a market economy. Apparently the demand for great coaches exceeds the supply, so of course the price of good coaches is going to be high."
- Michael Gartner
(Related: Coaches, Economy)

"At the end of it, I'll maybe do a coaching badge but I'm not going to get forced into things."
- Paul Gascoigne
(Related: Coaching, End)

"I will always listen to my coaches. But first I listen to my body. If what they tell me suits my body, great. If my body doesn't feel good with what they say, then always my body comes first."
- Haile Gebrselassie
(Related: Body, Coaches, First, Will)

"We need to make sure parents and coaches are aware of the dangers an on the look-out for the warning signs. Performance enhancing drugs are too damaging to young people for parents and coaches to not be involved."
- Chuck Grassley
(Related: People, Performance, Coaches, Drugs, Parents)

"I wasn't naturally gifted in terms of size and speed; everything I did in hockey I worked for, and that's the way I'll be as a coach."
- Wayne Gretzky
(Related: Coach)

"We had a dialogue coach. She helped us with our T's."
- Rupert Grint
(Related: Coach)

"I love my relationship with Coach Vermeil because it is one of the few genuine relationships that I have."
- Dante Hall
(Related: Love, Coach, Relationships)

"My coach was a great politician, so he did most of the work. He was good."
- Dorothy Hamill
(Related: Work, Coach)

"I started when I was six years old. My first coach was my granny, she was the best player in Slovakia."
- Daniela Hantuchova
(Related: Coach, First, Old, Years)

"A statesman, we are told, should follow public opinion. Doubtless, as a coachman follows his horses; having firm hold on the reins and guiding them."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Horses, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"And, coaching has never been an option for me."
- Franco Harris
(Related: Coaching)

"The accent got lost somewhere along the way. I'm a little embarrassed about it. When I arrived in LA 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."
- Martin Henderson
(Related: Habit, American, Coach, Months)

"I am a typed director. If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Body, Coach)

"Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired."
- Lou Holtz
(Related: Coaching, Mistakes, Nothing)

"A lifetime contract for a coach means if you're ahead in the third quarter and moving the ball, they can't fire you."
- Lou Holtz
(Related: Coach, Fire)

"Nobody gives a crap about hockey down here - nobody. I coach kids' hockey down here and you can start to see the disinterest in the game here with the kids."
- Bobby Hull
(Related: Coach, Kids)

"I think the sport of wrestling, which I became involved with at the age of 14... I competed until I was 34, kind of old for a contact sport. I coached the sport until I was 47. I think the discipline of wrestling has given me the discipline I have to write."
- John Irving
(Related: Age, Discipline, Old, Wrestling)

"There is certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Change, Comfort, Traveling)

"We should because when coaches get fired, the players have a lot to do with it."
- Allen Iverson
(Related: Coaches)

"I owe all of this to the guys I've played with and all the coaches that have helped me get to where I'm at right now. I'm honored to be here."
- Allen Iverson
(Related: Coaches, Now, Right)

"The challenge coaches face is replacing players they were counting on to be major pieces of a puzzle. In a lot of cases, there is just no way to make the necessary adjustments."
- Ron Jaworski
(Related: Challenge, Coaches)

"We had a very exhaustive, extensive search for the guy that is going lead our football team over the next few years. We spent about two months in an in-depth interview process, and Bret came out with flying colors. We are absolutely thrilled that he is our head coach."
- Ron Jaworski
(Related: Coach, Colors, Flying, Football, Months, Years)

"One of the things I noticed more in this draft than in any recent drafts was the importance of the character issue. Players who had baggage, like Justice, fell much farther than his talent dictated. But a lot of coaches didn't want to take the chance."
- Ron Jaworski
(Related: Talent, Character, Chance, Coaches, Draft, Importance, Justice, Want)

"I'm a bit surprised that the Raiders turned to Art Shell to be their new head coach, not because Shell isn't a good head coach - he had success before as the Raiders' head coach - but because he's been away from the game so long and the game has changed a lot in those years."
- Ron Jaworski
(Related: Art, Success, Coach, Years)

"Very good coaches for ski jumpers stand at the top of the slope and watch the jumpers prepare, rather than standing at the bottom and watching them land."
- Roland Joffe
(Related: Coaches, Land, Ski)

"The only thing worse than a coach or CEO who doesn't care about his people is one who pretends to care. People can spot a phony every time."
- Jimmy Johnson
(Related: Time, People, Care, Coach)

"I can't confirm any rumors. I'm happy doing what I'm doing. I have no interest in going back to coaching."
- Jimmy Johnson
(Related: Coaching, Interest, Rumors)

"I have no desire to coach basketball."
- Kevin Johnson
(Related: Basketball, Coach, Desire)

"The main thing I do now is I coach kids, and all of these stories along the way are based in reality."
- Craig Johnston
(Related: Coach, Kids, Now, Reality)

"It's difficult to compare coaches. You really can't compare them."
- Cobi Jones
(Related: Coaches)

"I lived in a town of 400 until I was like nine or ten. My dad coached all the sports - he was a gym teacher and health teacher for grades K-12."
- January Jones
(Related: Dad, Health, Sports)

"Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory."
- Herbert Kaufman
(Related: Success, Courage, Failure, Habit, Victory, Ambition, Persistence)

"But after a few minutes of convincing myself that I really wanted to go - telling myself that I love skating and that my coach is there waiting for me - I would get up and go. And my mother would always get up and eat breakfast with me!"
- Nancy Kerrigan
(Related: Love, Mother, Coach, Waiting)

"I love to promote our sport. I love grass-roots tennis. I love coaching. I love all parts of the sport. I love the business side."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Business, Love, Coaching, Tennis)

"I didn't really care if I had a coach that much, me personally, because I was brought up to think for myself."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Care, Coach)

"I always stressed that I didn't have coaching experience, but that I did have a deadline: June 9."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Experience, Coaching, June)

"We coaches have to learn how to deal with that: How do I get to each one best - with a talk, with video analysis? And what sort of tone? We need our own coaches for that. The sports psychologist coaches me too."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Sports, Coaches, Talk)

"Once the World Cup preparations begin there will hardly be an opportunity to do so, since we'll have to put all our energy into the team. We coaches have a list of priorities and dealing with the media isn't in the top five."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Opportunity, Coaches, Energy, Media, Priorities, Will, World)

"If the national coach lets decisions be made from outside, he's lost the team."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Coach, Decisions)

"In 16, 17 years as a pro I was used to the head coach doing it alone. He might have asked his people for advice, but he made the decisions on his own. In order to learn quickly I couldn't do that."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: People, Advice, Coach, Decisions, Order, Years)

"Well, I think it's pretty much established that I just didn't have any interest in coaching in the pros."
- Bobby Knight
(Related: Coaching, Interest, Pretty)

"As I've said, basketball has been, I think, a real cooperative venture. There have been a lot of people that have been involved in it: coaches, administrators - not recently - fans and nobody, nobody any more so than students over the years."
- Bobby Knight
(Related: People, Basketball, Coaches, Fans, Students, Years)

"If I came in to recruit your son, I would tell you, your wife, and your son, that I will be the most demanding coach your son can play for."
- Bobby Knight
(Related: Wife, Son, Coach, Play, Will)

"And I would be the first to admit that probably, in a lot of press conferences over the time that I have been in coaching, indulging my own sense of humor at press conferences has not been greatly to my benefit."
- Bobby Knight
(Related: Humor, Time, Coaching, First, Press, Sense)

"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."
- Olga Korbut
(Related: Friend, Coach)

"My father's coaching Misha and I just might help from time to time."
- Richard Krajicek
(Related: Time, Father, Coaching, Help)

"But the problem with coaching is that it is a full-time job. By that I mean for at least 40 weeks in a year you have to be with the player, either travelling or training. Right now I don't want to do that."
- Richard Krajicek
(Related: Coaching, Job, Now, Right, Training, Want)

"My ambition in high school was to be a high school coach and teacher, and that's still what I do: teach."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Ambition, Coach, School)

"In high school, in sport, I had a coach who told me I was much better than I thought I was, and would make me do more in a positive sense. He was the first person who taught me not to be afraid of failure."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Thought, Failure, Positive, Coach, First, School, Sense)

"Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Leader, Coach)

"I'm fortunate now that I coach at Duke University and we've won a lot. I have some kids who haven't failed that much. But when they get to college, they're going to fail some time. That's a thing that I can help them the most with."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Time, Coach, College, Help, Kids, Now, University)

"My acting coach makes the impossible accessible."
- Karolina Kurkova
(Related: Acting, Coach)

"There's nothing like playing. You can coach and you can be around the game, but there is nothing like playing. It's just so much fun."
- Steve Largent
(Related: Coach, Fun, Nothing)

"It's hard, or you wouldn't like it. A lot of coaches really don't like what they're doing."
- Steve Largent
(Related: Coaches)

"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."
- Barry Levinson
(Related: Actor, Coach, states, United)

"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."
- Jamal Lewis
(Related: Being, Coach, Football, Running)

"I want to thank my mum, my daddy, my coach, my teacher, everybody in my life."
- Jet Li
(Related: Life, Coach, Want)

"I knew nothing about martial arts. The coach told me I was talented with learning martial arts, and put me in a school. Three years later I got my first championship in China."
- Jet Li
(Related: Coach, First, Learning, Nothing, School, Years)

"I worked with a mime coach. I did weapons training. I did weight training."
- Kristanna Loken
(Related: Coach, Training, Weapons, Weight)

"Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Coaches)

"On a plane you can pick up more and better people than on any other public conveyance since the stagecoach."
- Anita Loos
(Related: People, Public)

"Puffy produced four of the tracks on the album. Those are the four songs that are collaborations between Puffy and me. And he gives me my space to work even when we work together, like with my producer and my vocal coach."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Work, Coach, Songs, Space)

"A life coach does for the rest of your life what a personal trainer does for your health and fitness."
- Elaine MacDonald
(Related: Fitness, Health, Life, Coach, Rest)

"Coaching helps you take stock of where you are now in all aspects of your life, and how that compares to where you would like to be."
- Elaine MacDonald
(Related: Life, Coaching, Now)

"The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break."
- John Madden
(Related: Coach, Rules)

"Coaches have to watch for what they don't want to see and listen to what they don't want to hear."
- John Madden
(Related: Coaches, Want)

"I started out wanting to coach football."
- Lee Majors
(Related: Coach, Football)

"I did a few more plays, and then I went to L.A., because I knew I could get a coaching job there."
- Lee Majors
(Related: Coaching, Job)

"But I was still hoping to be able to coach and teach."
- Lee Majors
(Related: Coach)

"I think it's easy for directors to stay fresh more than actors, especially once an actor becomes a star. It's hard for Russell Crowe to walk down a street or take a subway. I can fly coach."
- Michael Mann
(Related: Actor, Actors, Coach)

"It's hard when your father's the coach. Sometimes you don't know where one leaves off and the other begins."
- Pete Maravich
(Related: Father, Coach)

"My dream, I remember, when I went to boarding school, was to have a study all my own, a little nook someplace where nobody could get at me - nobody, like the football coach."
- Harry Mathews
(Related: Dream, Coach, Football, School, Study)

"It's not any one person. It's not any one coach. It's the team."
- Brian McBride
(Related: Coach)

"Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important."
- Eugene McCarthy
(Related: Politics, Being, Coach, Dumb, Football)

"All coaching is, is taking a player where he can't take himself."
- Bill McCartney
(Related: Coaching)

"I coach my daughter's softball and basketball team. We go to all the school functions. We go out to eat at night and take the kids to the movies. We try to be as normal as we can."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Movies, Daughter, Basketball, Coach, Kids, Night, School)

"Really the team often will take on the personality of its coach."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Coach, Personality, Will)

"Coaching really is an individual philosophy."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Coaching, Philosophy)

"I always do the contrary of what my coaches tell me."
- Bode Miller
(Related: Coaches)

"I had an acting coach while I was doing the show and every week I could see my work improving. I really liked working on the show because I was learning new things every day."
- Dannii Minogue
(Related: Work, Acting, Coach, Day, Learning)

"Why are baseball managers the only coaches who dress up like the players?"
- Jay Mohr
(Related: Baseball, Coaches, Dress, Managers)

"But we had a fantastic coach, Simon Clifford, who runs a British football youth game which teaches Brazilian techniques - which is what we wanted to incorporate into the film. And some of those things we eventually got in."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: Coach, Film, Football, Youth)

"I'm a running coach and I am going to continue to run, but I would hope that we are better defensively."
- Don Nelson
(Related: Hope, Coach, Running)

"A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning."
- Chuck Noll
(Related: Life, Winning, Coach, Enjoyment, Frustration)

"We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States."
- Barack Obama
(Related: God, Coach, Friends, Gay, Libraries, states, Worship)

"Our coach was absolutely out of his head. He must have read Bear Bryant's book. We had 78 players out. The first day 35 quit. Twenty quit the second day. We ended with 17 players. It was depressing."
- Merlin Olsen
(Related: Coach, Day, First)

"The basketball coach cut me within two days, so I was back in the pool. I was the first one in the wall after the first 25 yards, but the last one out because I didn't have a flip turn."
- Merlin Olsen
(Related: Basketball, Coach, First)

"Developing better people should be the number one goal for any coach when dealing with kids. In trying to develop better people, we are going to develop more and better pros."
- Bobby Orr
(Related: People, Goal, Coach, Kids, Trying)

"When you coach as long as I did, you can't help but miss those Saturdays - dealing with the players, the game preparation, the challenges, the excitement."
- Tom Osborne
(Related: Coach, Excitement, Help, Preparation)

"The King's son, who was told that a great princess, whom nobody knew, was come, ran out to receive her. He gave her his hand as she alighted from the coach, and led her into the hall where the company were assembled."
- Charles Perrault
(Related: Son, Coach, Company)

"A chance, as a coach, to take a team to the World Cup finals is probably as high up the tree as it gets, certainly with one-day cricket."
- Andy Pick
(Related: Chance, Coach, Cricket, World)

"Failure is good. It's fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching, I've learned from making mistakes."
- Rick Pitino
(Related: Failure, Coaching, Mistakes)

"Francisco Garcia could have been a high draft choice last year, probably in the 20s. He's the best wing player I've ever coached. But he's done it the right way. He knew he had to work on his body to become a good pro. When he goes into the pros, he'll be physically ready."
- Rick Pitino
(Related: Work, Body, Choice, Draft, Right)

"When I was in university, my dream was to be a coach, like a high school track coach. Not to teach."
- Victoria Pratt
(Related: Dream, Coach, School, University)

"I have to say that flying on Air Force One sort of spoils you for coach on a regular airline."
- Ron Reagan
(Related: Coach, Flying, Force)

"To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Success, Leadership, Coach)

"I find young kids. I enjoy coaching and enjoy making them better players."
- Graham Roberts
(Related: Coaching, Kids)

"Generally in the Little League you're up against a good pitcher who throws like hell. What does the coach say? Get a walk. Isn't that beautiful way to learn to hit? For four years you stand up there looking for a walk."
- Robin Roberts
(Related: Coach, Hell, Years)

"The thing about it is almost everyone could pass that way, but we were kept from doing it by our coaches."
- Oscar Robertson
(Related: Coaches)

"You need a teaching coach who understands the game of basketball, not just some guy coming on the court talking about Xs and Os."
- Oscar Robertson
(Related: Basketball, Coach, Court, Talking, Teaching)

"I think that teaching coaches are the norm now."
- Oscar Robertson
(Related: Coaches, Now, Teaching)

"I know a lot of people on the field - players, coaches, managers - are glad that I'm gone."
- Frank Robinson
(Related: People, Coaches, Managers)

"That didn't happen. Still, I had six pretty good years and one where I didn't reach what I wanted for myself or the club. I don't accept that makes you a bad manager or a poor coach. If that is the view I strongly disagree with it."
- Bryan Robson
(Related: Manager, Coach, Poor, Pretty, Years)

"One loss is good for the soul, Too many losses is not good for the coach."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Soul, Coach, Loss)

"A coach's greatest asset is his sense of responsibility - the reliance placed on him by his players."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Coach, Responsibility, Sense)

"The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Work, Coach, Play)

"The manager of a team is like a stagecoach, he can't move unless he has the horses."
- Pete Rose
(Related: Manager, Horses)

"If I were going to stay in coaching, I would have stayed right there because I was totally happy."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Coaching, Right)

"I was still enjoying coaching, but there was a repetitious manner about it."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Coaching)

"You know, a football coach is nothing more than a teacher. You teach them the same subject, and you have a group of new guys every year."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Coach, Football, Nothing)

"For me, it is just the total experience - from the time I first started as an assistant coach until I wound up at the University of Texas for 20 years."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Experience, Time, Coach, First, University, Years)

"I knew that when I resigned from the University of Texas that I would never coach again."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Coach, University)

"I learned this about coaching: You don't have to explain victory and you can't explain defeat."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Victory, Defeat)

"But I haven't met a player or a coach whose goal isn't to win the Super Bowl."
- Pete Rozelle
(Related: Goal, Coach)

"But as my voice coach keeps saying, if we actually spoke the way they imagine the Elizabethan voice might have been, we wouldn't be able to understand it."
- Geoffrey Rush
(Related: Coach, Saying, Voice)

"And when I went to Houston, they had a conditioning coach by the name of Gene Coleman. And that was the first time I had gone to an organization that had a program with a weight room and designed specifically for pitchers."
- Nolan Ryan
(Related: Time, Coach, First, Houston, Name, Weight)

"I wish my teammates, coaches and the entire Lions organization all the best."
- Barry Sanders
(Related: Coaches)

"It was a wonderful experience to play in the NFL, and I have no regrets. I truly will miss playing for the Lions. I consider the Lions' players, coaches, staff, management and fans my family. I leave on good terms with everyone in the organization."
- Barry Sanders
(Related: Experience, Family, Management, Coaches, Fans, Play, Will)

"I was on Oprah's show recently talking about the people who impacted me the most. One was a teacher and one was my soccer coach. I didn't even go into my family, who had the most influence."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Family, People, Coach, Influence, Soccer, Talking)

"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."
- Don Shula
(Related: Hope, Winning, Ability, Coach, Coaching, Years)

"I coached against Dave the last couple of years, and I was very proud to be the first time a father ever coached against his son. He beat me for 30 minutes the first time and 59 and a half minutes the second time."
- Don Shula
(Related: Time, Father, Son, First, Years)

"And I coached against Mike when he was an assistant with the Bears and they won that football game."
- Don Shula
(Related: Football)

"I criticize a lot of players and coaches. But I back it up with facts. A lot of times guys get mad at me because someone told them what I said. I say, 'You're wrong: Go check the tape.'"
- Phil Simms
(Related: Coaches, Facts)

"I try to help developing junior chess. When I lived in USSR, I got a lot of free help from very good coaches - now I am trying to repay that debt."
- Boris Spassky
(Related: Chess, Coaches, Debt, Help, Now, Trying)

"There are times I might coach one or two workouts a year when the regular coach gets caught in traffic."
- Mark Spitz
(Related: Coach)

"Well my thoughts on American swimming are that our prospects look favorable, but we may not have as strong a showing in the gold medal count as in previous Olympics. But I am not coaching."
- Mark Spitz
(Related: Thoughts, American, Coaching, Gold, May)

"So you get two good hours on the field about every day, you get about an hour and a half in the meeting room and that's pretty much all you need to thoroughly coach your team."
- Steve Spurrier
(Related: Coach, Day, Meeting, Pretty)

"So I don't really believe that how many years you've had in the league determines how well your players play... Coaching is coaching."
- Steve Spurrier
(Related: Coaching, Play, Years)

"Our coaches want to be a part of South Carolina football when they win it for the first time. When they win the division, when they win the SEC, win a major bowl game, etc. The opportunities to do it all for the first time here make it extra special."
- Steve Spurrier
(Related: Time, Coaches, First, Football, Want)

"But as coaches, we need to get a little more fire and passion and be more demanding that our guys get the job done. I think players will respond to that, and we'll see."
- Steve Spurrier
(Related: Coaches, Fire, Job, Passion, Will)

"I do have some young coaches, but I don't really believe that is the biggest problem we have here."
- Steve Spurrier
(Related: Coaches)

"I think I've got an outstanding defensive assistant staff that's really going to help us have consistent, strong defenses. And offensively, we have an excellent staff. We've got some younger guys on offense, but that's what I coach and have my entire coaching career."
- Steve Spurrier
(Related: Career, Coach, Coaching, Help)

"But at some point, we've got to have disciplined play and have got to coach better. I'm not putting it on the players. We've got to coach them to tackle and block better. It's as simple as that. If we can do those things, we'll have a chance."
- Steve Spurrier
(Related: Chance, Coach, Play)

"All I can say is that I'm going to try to coach the way I've coached in the past. And if it ends up not being good enough, then so be it."
- Steve Spurrier
(Related: Being, Coach, Past)

"That's a dream of mine, to be able to coach at the NBA level."
- John Starks
(Related: Dream, Coach)

"Working on the accent helped, enormously. I will tell you that when I brought Michael a correct "British" accent, one that my dialect coach was happy with, he hated it."
- Madeleine Stowe
(Related: Coach, Will)

"At the same time, it makes me feel like I have to prove myself to the new guys coming in as well as prove myself to the coaching staff, which is a good bit of motivation for me."
- Michael Strahan
(Related: Time, Motivation, Coaching)

"I feel like there should be more black head coaches."
- Lynn Swann
(Related: Coaches)

"Very often we see coaches who have not been successful being recycled, instead of looking to a new face or a new name who has demonstrated the ability to handle the job."
- Lynn Swann
(Related: Successful, Ability, Being, Coaches, Job, Name)

"I have never believed in comparisons, whether they are about different eras, players or coaches."
- Sachin Tendulkar
(Related: Coaches, Comparisons)

"I believe every era has its significance and the same holds true for players and coaches."
- Sachin Tendulkar
(Related: Coaches)

"The biggest difference is in the leadership. It was better for us. We had more coaches and mentors to help us. A lot of the younger players today suffer from a lack of direction."
- Isaiah Thomas
(Related: Leadership, Coaches, Difference, Direction, Help, Mentors, Today)

"I want to see if the player communicates with his teammates and how he responds to coaching. Another thing to remember is players' bodies can develop better than their skills."
- Isaiah Thomas
(Related: Coaching, Want)

"You're always at war with the guy on the other bench. You pick up their patterns. That's what I got the most out of this year. I know what other coaches like to do."
- Isaiah Thomas
(Related: War, Coaches)

"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."
- Michael Tilson Thomas
(Related: Being, Coach, Profession)

"When I looked at the third base coach, he turned his back on me."
- Bob Uecker
(Related: Coach)

"Coaches aren't concentrating enough of the technical part of this game and that could lead to injuries."
- Troy Vincent
(Related: Coaches)

"It is time for everyone to sit down - the NCAA, the NBA, the players union and the coaching fraternity - and come up with suitable solutions to these problems."
- Dick Vitale
(Related: Time, Coaching, Problems)

"All my coaches tell me that I have been under achieving."
- Shane Warne
(Related: Coaches)

"Geez, I just played cricket because I loved the game. I never thought about it much, never really had any formal coaching."
- Steve Waugh
(Related: Thought, Coaching, Cricket)

"Coaches are an integral part of any manager's team, especially if they are good pinochle players."
- Earl Weaver
(Related: Manager, Coaches)

"I've had hard coaches all my life."
- Chris Webber
(Related: Life, Coaches)

"I think training of better Youth Coaches is essential."
- Arsene Wenger
(Related: Coaches, Training, Youth)

"As a coach you can influence the diet of your players. You can point out what is wrong."
- Arsene Wenger
(Related: Diet, Coach, Influence, Wrong)

"Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice, but we don't have to do anything else. We don't have to advise, or coach, or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Act, Coach, Listening, Practice, Present, Sound)

"I have a lot of respect for tough coaches."
- Reggie White
(Related: Coaches, Respect)

"Players suffer coaching changes all the time; it's life in the NFL."
- Michael Wilbon
(Related: Life, Time, Coaching)

"In externals we advance with lightening express speed, in modes of thought and sympathy we lumber on in stage-coach fashion."
- Frances E. Willard
(Related: Sympathy, Thought, Fashion)

"You are only as good as the coach thinks you are."
- Brian Williams
(Related: Coach)

"My mental approach is totally different. My coach predicated everything on defense. He always talked about defense, defense, defense. I took it to heart that if you play defense, you can take the heart from an offensive player."
- Eric Williams
(Related: Heart, Coach, Defense, Play)

"Coaching in the NBA is not easy. It's like a nervous breakdown with a paycheck."
- Pat Williams
(Related: Coaching)

"But with the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything and the biggest accomplishment that I feel I got from the film was overcoming that fear."
- Reese Witherspoon
(Related: Fear, Determination, Accomplishment, Coaching, Film, Overcoming, Right)

"A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment."
- John Wooden
(Related: Coach, Correction, Resentment)

"You know over 20 years I played for a number of managers and dozens of coaches. I don't know any of them that I didn't learn something from to help make me a better player."
- Robin Yount
(Related: Coaches, Help, Managers, Years)

"My high school coach was Ray O'Conner. He has coached a lot of players that have signed professional contracts, and many of those have gone on to play in the major leagues."
- Robin Yount
(Related: Coach, Play, School)

"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."
- Steve Yzerman
(Related: Decision, Management, Coaching, Drama, Talk, Want)

"The athlete of today is not an athlete alone. He's the center of a team - doctors, scientists, coaches, agents and so on."
- Emil Zatopek
(Related: Coaches, Doctors, Scientists, Today)