Quotes and Sayings about Coaching



"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

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

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

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

"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)

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

"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)

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

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

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

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)