Coaches Quotes

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Coaches Quotes

A coach needs to be able to capitalize on his knowledge of the needs, motivations, playing styles, and values of each member on the team. As a coach, you will use your knowledge of these people to meld them into a cohesive unit.

Ace McCloud

A mentor or a coach is often a good source of tough love. This type of person will often keep pushing you to perform at your best, even when you think you can’t get any better.

Ace McCloud

It is important that coaches have an understanding regarding how a mental imagery intervention might help an athlete’s performance.

Adam R. Nicholls

The purpose of sports coaching is to improve the performance of an athlete or sports team.

Adam R. Nicholls

I will be your coach, your captain, your quarterback.

Al Ruddy

Coaches do so much research about a referee because they believe refereeing is such a crucial part of the game that the result may hinge on what we say or do. They probably know more about me than I know myself!

Alan Lewis

Coaches will do what they can but it doesn’t necessarily bother me. You are an international referee for a reason. If things like that are going to ruffle your feathers, don’t bother doing the job.

Alan Lewis

Managing staff and performers in a competition environment can place significant demands on the coach, and it is vital that the coach displays a confident approach at all times.

Anita Navin

A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.

Ara Parasheghian

All relationships need to be managed, and everybody needs a little coaching. And just like in baseball, every manager has a different style.

Betsy Thomas

In sports, coaches and managers help players navigate the game. In life, your friends and family fill that role; because, when it comes down to it, in the heat of the moment, managing one’s self is never as easy as it sounds.

Betsy Thomas

There’s a saying in my business that there are two kinds of coaches – those who have been fired and those who haven’t been fired yet. That’s kind of like prostate cancer. Every man will have it if he lives long enough.

Bobby Bowden

A coach should never be afraid to ask questions of anyone he could learn from.

Bobby Knight

A coach is a leader who is followed willingly, without having to drag people along.

Brian Cagneey

Coaches are aware of how to ignite passion and motivate people. They have an energy that is contagious and know exactly how to get their team excited.

Brian Cagneey

As coaches say, it’s about finding your role. We’re coming together as a team.

Brock Osweiler

The best coaches really care about people. They have a sincere interest in people.


A good coach passes on information quickly. They do not hold back information that affects my job.

Catherine Pulsifer

A coach helps and encourages others get results.


As coaches, any work you may do, it’s been done long ago.

Dan Quinn

People always get confused. They talk about coaches. The reality is, these coaches and managers that everybody thinks are in so much control, they work for us. They’re our employees.

Daniel Cormier

Every ex-player turned coach says that they prefer coaching over playing. Why would they all say that?

David E. Kelley

As players, we put our trust in coaches at a very early age. They teach us the game and they help us through school. They give us advice on life. Sometimes, they even hold our dreams in their hands.

Dick Wolf

Coach started paying more attention to Ben; you started paying more attention to Coach. You paid attention to him; Coach paid attention to Ben; Ben’s stats kept improving. It’s nice how that worked out, isn’t it?

Dick Wolf

Coaches can teach you two things: confidence and technique.

Didier Drogba

Coaches know that a parent publicly scolding his kid after a race will not help the athlete perform better.

Don Kardong

Coaches are an integral part of any manager’s team, especially if they are good pinochle players.

Earl Weaver

A truly great coach does not tell people that they are a truly great coach.

Ellis Byrd

It’s just like what Coach says before every game: Be not afraid of greatness, some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. I think our best chance to be great here today, is to have you play.

Ewan Leslie

Successful coaches are visionaries. They have a picture of success set in their minds.

Gavin McGinnis

What makes a good coach? Complete dedication.

George Halas

Coaches don’t sleep for a reason. They don’t sleep because it’s a danger zone every night. Very seldom do you ever get two or three days off… The lifestyle of coaching in the NBA is a tremendous challenge that gives you tremendous highs but also tremendous lows.

George Karl

Coaches will eventually notice a great attitude, and they respect that.

Heather O'Reilly

Coaches in the office do not teach accountants how to balance ledger books, and they do not aim to teach secretaries how to use letter heads – no. Rather, they have a way of beginning a sort of informal conversation between them and the employees, where they get to appreciate the prevailing challenges.

I. Madison

A lot of coaches make it harder than it should be. Some are too hard on themselves, obsessing about controlling everything, not trusting their assistants, worrying about time.

Jeff Fisher

We push players beyond their limits and expectations every day. We ask them to take risks. Sometimes, as coaches, we have to remember to do that with our decisions, too.

Jeff Fisher

Coaches who have been players in the league, they get so attuned to playing how they were successful and who their coaches were.

Jerry West

A coach who’s a has-been doesn’t coach champions; he just makes more has-beens.

Jessica Bendinger

People think that coaches are always right, but it’s difficult to teach a runner how to run, because every runner is different. You have to have an understanding of how to assist what that runner has, so they know how to assist what you have without taking away your special ability, because you’re not like anybody else.

Jim Brown

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

Kiddo, simply put, Deceit is an inner coach that acts with the one intention of self-preservation.

Joan S.

Coaches have got to be given rank within the university so that you can’t fire a coach unless you go through an academic committee, just as you would with a professor. If coaches are to have any stability and security, they need to be treated like an English professor.

Joe Paterno

Coaches were not perceived to be part of a systematic process for improving performance. Coaching was something for a recreative performer.

John Lyle

Coaches have to watch for what they don’t want to see and listen to what they don’t want to hear.

John Madden

Coaches have to watch for what they don’t want to see and listen to what they don’t want to hear.

John Madden

Good human-relations skills have the ability to change people from managing others to leading others.

John Rampey

A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.

John Wooden

A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life.

John Wooden

As coaches, we usually have plenty of changes from one year to the next. Sometimes it seems like it’s at one position. Sometimes it’s across the board. But this is really a part of every year that we have in coaching in the NFL.

Josh McDaniels

Leaders empower individuals by building trust and coaching competence in their job roles and networking skills.

Kenneth H. Blanchard

And now, the player coach of the Toon Squad, at six foot six from North Carolina, His Royal Airness: Michael Jordan!

Leo Benvenuti

As a coach, you need to cultivate an important character trait, which is your desire and passion to help and inspire others.

Lily Perkins

Wait. Who’s your ‘ma’am?’ Who are you calling ‘ma’am?’ I’m your coach, don’t you get it? A coach is sacred and divine. You’ve shown disrespect to a woman and a coach!

Linan Peng

The Coach does not play in the game, but the Coach helps the players identify areas to improve their game.

Lord Byron

As coaches we can have a dramatic influence on the development and lives of those we coach.

Lynn Kidman

Becoming a great coach is an ongoing process. Coaches abilities are diverse and complex and each coach is at a different development level.

Lynn Kidman

Being a successful coach is not measured by a win-loss record, but by how athletes learn and how successful their sporting experiences are.

Lynn Kidman

Coaching is about striving to contribute to the success of each athlete.

Lynn Kidman

We know that great coaches often analyse themselves to seek better ways to coach.

Lynn Kidman

Coach thinks I can play basketball and still get into college.

Mark Schwahn

Coaches who let a championship team back off from becoming a dynasty are cowards.

Pat Riley

A further skill that the coach needs to develop is the ability to observe, monitor and accurately assess performance in training and competition.

Paul E. Robinson

If the coach can get into good habits in the early stages of their career, it will facilitate their development.

Paul E. Robinson

The coach is required to conduct sessions in a safe environment, and they should be aware of all health and safety considerations.

Paul E. Robinson

The coach should be knowledgeable of the technical and tactical requirements of their sport, and be able to provide effective and accurate demonstration.

Paul E. Robinson

Professional coaches measure success in rings.  College coaches measure success in championships.  High School coaches measure success to titles. Youth coaches measure success in smiles.

Paul McAllister

Coach said to fake right and break left / Watch out for the pick and keep an eye on defense / Gotta run the give and go and take the ball to the hole / And don’t be afraid to shoot the outside ‘J’ / Just keep your head in the game / Just keep ya head in the game.

Peter Barsocchini

Coaches can be many things to different people.

Phil Cabral

Coaches come from a variety of backgrounds. They possess a range of different qualities and experiences on which they develop their coaching skills and unique style of coaching.

Phil Cabral

More experienced and enlightened coaches recognize they also ave a responsibility towards social, emotional and physical needs and development of their performers.

Phil Cabral

Sport can contribute positively to the development of individuals, not just physically but also socially and emotionally. This can only happen if sport is in the right hands–those of the informed, thinking and enlightened coach.

Phil Cabral

Sports coaching develops people through improving their performance.

Phil Cabral

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

Coach is a label liberally applied to categories people who assist individuals or groups in enhancing their performance, fulfilling potential or the achievement of goals.


Coaches are also engaging with a broader range of participants who place significantly greater demands on them.


Coaches are playing an increasingly important and diverse role in sport and the community.


It is clear that coaches and significant others play an important role at every stage.


The sport coach needs to understand how to integrate all these pressures into practice in a matter that allows athletes to perform at their best during competition.


Typically, adventure sports coaches are well informed and practiced with respect to the technical aspects of their disciplines but are comparatively naive about coaching adventure sports as a discipline.


As a coach you will fulfill a number of roles during your coaching practice. Your practice will include a range of styles, behaviours and interactions with participants.

Sarah McQuade

Remember that, however knowledgeable and enthusiastic you are, the effectiveness of your coaching will depend on good planning and sound practice.

Sarah McQuade

A coach can play a number of roles – mentor, consultant, motivator, but one thing she (or he) is not a therapist. Coaching deals with the “how”: how you can move on from where you are and make change. It’s action-oriented, and concerned with the present and future, not the past.

Shape Magazine

Every leader is different. Every bench is different. Every business is different. So while the complexities change, the work of coaching stays the same keep your clients at the center of the work, push them to use their strengths more and to temper their weaknesses, and illuminate blind spots because these are what really get in the way

Stacy Feiner

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

Teachers spend most of their daytime hours with children. Teachers at every level, coaches, counselors, cafeteria workers and yes, custodians, spend their hours trying to make children’s lives different, if not always better.

Susan Straight

I am the coach. I’m the coach and I’m the point guard, I’m the two forwards, the center, and I’m the other guard. I’m the entire organization.

Timothy Dowling

A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be.

Tom Landry

The test of a good coach is that when they leave, others will carry on successfully.


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

The one thing coaches cannot tolerate… is the individual who grows arrogant because he excelled at a lower level and believes he has nothing else to learn.

Zig Ziglar

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