Quotes and Sayings about Coaches



"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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 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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)