Quotations on Coach

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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
(Keywords: Life, People, Coach, Friends, Trying)

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
(Keywords: Manager, Coach, Reading, Television, Tennis, Thinking)

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

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

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

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
(Keywords: Time, Being, Coach, Fact, Practice)

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
(Keywords: People, Attention, Coach, Media, Right)

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
(Keywords: Time, Truth, Coach, Fame)

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
(Keywords: Work, Strategy, Being, Coach, World)

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
(Keywords: Talent, Character, Coach, Order, Play)

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

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
(Keywords: Work, Coach, Day)

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
(Keywords: Change, Coach, Order)

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

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
(Keywords: Sports, People, Ideas, Coach, Deals)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Sports, Action, Coach, Cooking, Energy, Kitchen)

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
(Keywords: Time, Coach, Kids, World)

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

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
(Keywords: Men, Coach, Football, Marines, Right)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Basketball, Coach, Perspective)

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

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
(Keywords: Habit, American, Coach, Months)

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
(Keywords: Art, Success, Coach, Years)

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

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
(Keywords: Love, Mother, Coach, Waiting)

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
(Keywords: People, Advice, Coach, Decisions, Order, 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
(Keywords: Wife, Son, Coach, Play, Will)

My ambition in high school was to be a high school coach and teacher, and that's still what I do: teach.
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Thought, Failure, Positive, Coach, First, School, Sense)

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
(Keywords: Time, Coach, College, Help, Kids, Now, University)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Being, Coach, Football, Running)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Fitness, Health, Life, Coach, Rest)

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
(Keywords: Dream, Coach, Football, School, Study)

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
(Keywords: Politics, Being, Coach, Dumb, Football)

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
(Keywords: Movies, Daughter, Basketball, Coach, Kids, Night, School)

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
(Keywords: Work, Acting, Coach, Day, Learning)

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

A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning.
- Chuck Noll
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: God, Coach, Friends, Gay, Libraries, states, Worship)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Goal, Coach, Kids, Trying)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Chance, Coach, Cricket, World)

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

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
(Keywords: Basketball, Coach, Court, Talking, Teaching)



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