Coach Quotes

Coach Quotes by Hope Solo, Gary Speed, Oksana Baiul, Calvin Harris, Mo Farah, Granit Xhaka and many others.

My father was never around. But I glorified my father, and I was always daddy’s little girl. He was my first soccer coach.
Hope Solo
If you’ve got aspirations to be a manager or coach, obviously coaching your country would be a great honour.
Gary Speed
No, I’m not coaching. It’s a huge responsibility to coach somebody.
Oksana Baiul
I’m not good at interviews, I’m not good at dancing, I’m not good at looking like I’m having fun. I never will be, I don’t think. Unless I go to a life coach.
Calvin Harris
As an athlete you want to be able to choose something that you haven’t already achieved. Is it different distances, or do you come back and defend your titles? It depends what your coach says.
Mo Farah
Actually, it’s normal when you come to a new club and country: you need to get used to the language, the philosophy of the team, the squad, the coach.
Granit Xhaka
Irrespective of whether Anil Kumble is the coach or Ravi Shastri, what’s more important is that India wins.
Gautam Gambhir
I missed the final of the World Championships in 2009, but I told the coach I would break the world record in 2010. Which I did. Then in 2011 I won the World Championships and now in 2012 it is the Olympics. That is how I have been working.
David Rudisha
Let me just be very clear: I’m just hopeful the coach doesn’t dismiss me.
Gordon Gee
My old coach used to say that if you were in it for the match, if you were in it for the trophies, you were in it for the wrong reasons.
John Irving
My first career was as a coach and a teacher.
David Friedman
There is still a big onus to be coached. I understand the best teams don’t need a huge amount of coaching, but that’s when a coach should decide not to do coaching.
Brian O’Driscoll
Ironically, being a coach on ‘The Voice’ and spending time with those kids, Xenia and Dia especially, I learned a lot about myself. It reminded me how lucky I am that this happened for me, and it kind of lit the spark inside me again for my love of music.
Blake Shelton
If you’re not in someone’s face, they’re not going to remember you. So get yourself back into an acting class; get a coach. Do those things you did when you were 20 and wanted it so bad.
Jake Busey
I’m not desperate but I know that some day I’ll be the coach again of some team.
Diego Maradona
It is the ultimate honor for a coach to be his country’s coach.
Mike Krzyzewski
I’m the luckiest guy in the world. I never really had a job. I was a football player, then a football coach, then a football broadcaster. It’s been my life. Pro football has been my life since 1967. I’ve enjoyed every part of it. Never once did it ever feel like work.
John Madden
What is a coach? We are teachers. Educators. We have the same obligations as all teachers, except we probably have more influence over young people than anybody but their families. And, in a lot of cases, more than their families.
Joe Paterno
I became a head football coach when I was 27 years old at Miami of Ohio.
Ara Parseghian
I realised that the political context had got worse since the 2010 World Cup. I tried to ignore it but I wanted, as a national coach – you may call this Utopia – to make Catalans and Basques feel good about supporting a Spanish side… to unite even the most sectarian and nationalist.
Vicente del Bosque
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
I have a voice coach, but only in so much as to make my voice stronger so I can sing for five nights a week, two hours.
Rod Stewart
I manage a team, for beach soccer. I’m the coach. Player, coach.
Eric Cantona
It is a pleasure to play under Jose Mourinho, and everything is OK. I learn every day. He is a normal coach. He speaks a lot with the players. I like it when the manager speaks a lot with you because it gives you confidence.
Eden Hazard
You can have a coach for five or six years, and eventually, that coach has so little new to say. So get somebody else to give a different point of view. Somebody will see something I don’t see and vice versa. You evolve with your game and your coaches.
Martina Navratilova
I got to work for some great administrators at great institutions, and I had an opportunity to coach great players. Iowa is no different.
Steve Alford
The pressure in Hollywood is bigger to look good than in Germany. In Germany, we are more forgiving. Having a personal coach in Germany is not nearly as common as in Hollywood. In Hollywood, I think everyone has a personal trainer.
Sibel Kekilli
I worked with a mime coach. I did weapons training. I did weight training.
Kristanna Loken
‘How’ is a great thing to know. ‘Why’ is the ultimate. I’m the ‘why’ coach. Why are we doing this? Why are we not doing that? Why is this not working? Those are the things I want to know.
Mike Singletary
Success in football is relative. If you take a job at a school that finished with a 1-9 record the year before, you’re considered a good coach if you finish 5-5 in your first season. But what happens if you start with 8-2 or 9-1?
Ara Parseghian
Coach’s voice will never leave my head as long as I live.
Allen Iverson
Sometimes if you have a coach or team-mates for too long, you get caught in certain routines. I think it’s good to shake up things a little bit.
Abby Wambach
It’s different to have your head coach be in the offensive meeting room going through every play, every detail to every guy, telling them why they need to run this way or what this concept is.
A. J. Green
The quarterback is an extension of the coach and has a certain type of swagger mentality, on and off the field.
Cam Newton
Even Spartacus needs a coach.
Breaux Greer
All I did from day-to-day is coach. That’s what my job was, that’s what my passion was, and the fact that now it’s something I’m being considered for is just mind-blowing to me, that I would ever be in that kind of company.
Pat Riley
My job is to build that belief in every coach and every owner, that they can put the franchise in my hands and I can take it uphill from there. Obviously, everyone wants to be No. 1, but I’m not going to campaign. I’m just going to go out and show what I’ve got.
Robert Griffin III
When you become a head coach, you’ve played the game; you’ve coached the game. You have a great understanding of what happens at every level.
Bill Cowher
Romance readers love a wealthy hero, and why not? There’s value in a man able to hire a helicopter, a coach and six horses, or a collection of werewolves to do his bidding – and the bidding of the lucky woman on his arm.
Sarah MacLean
There should be both a humbleness and an arrogance. Humble when you are on the team coach and you wear the club suit, you do up your top button and wear your tie, you represent the club in the right way. Then you sign autographs for the people who pay your wages.
Ed Woodward
Toughest job in baseball is the general manager. Second toughest is the hitting coach.
Ken Harrelson
The coach doesn’t have to play the sport as well as you do. They have to watch you and get you to be your best.
Eric Schmidt
I hate to talk about myself like that, but if I had to straight up tell a head coach or an owner why they should take me, it’s because I’m the best in everything I’ve done.
Robert Griffin III
In the end, as a manager or coach, you have to keep your heart pure and do your best as a manager or a coach.
Tony La Russa
I have an acting coach, a dialect coach, and just a great team around me.
Ricky Whittle
Coach Wooden, when he speaks, you listen. I’ve taken a lot of things from him and his little blue book because to him, it’s not just about basketball, it’s about life as well.
Kevin Love
I teach class. I study music. I rehearse. I coach people. That’s it. I’m doing exactly what I want.
Mark Morris
I received a call from Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum and head coach Eric Mangini. They asked me if I was ready to become a New York Jet. I quickly answered ‘yes’ and began to hug everyone at the table.
D’Brickashaw Ferguson
The love and passion I had for the game was my key. I never had that taken out of me by my parents or a silly coach.
Bobby Orr
I’m enriched by all my experiences, good and bad, but I’ve always tried to remain committed in my life as a coach and always positive.
Brendan Rodgers
If I ever come back and coach, I’m never huddling again!
Jon Gruden
I think any actor can relate to the feeling of ‘Just tag me in, coach, give me a chance.’ Athletes go through the same thing. To be quite honest, most people in any job or career probably go though that, when you want a chance to prove what you can do, or somebody is taking away a chance at something you can do.
Justin Hartley
I brought hurdles, all ten of them, to the beach and had my hurdling sessions very close to the water. Those days, I trained on the beach for nearly three months every season with coach Nambiar. I used to run into the water, almost chasing the receding waves, and that was how I built up strength.
P. T. Usha
Al Davis has been the biggest influence in my professional football life. I mean, he was a guy that gave me an opportunity, one, to get into professional football in 1967 as an assistant coach, and then at the age of 32, giving me the opportunity to be the head coach.
John Madden
Involvement in my kids’ sports teams is something I have made time for over the years. I’ve also been able to coach all three of them in baseball and basketball, something that has strengthened our bonds and given me indescribable joy. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Tom Perez
My explosiveness, I really couldn’t show it at UCLA. It’s still there. It’s always been there. It was not a lot of running. It was a half-court game. Coach Howland came from the Big East, and so you know that’s a grind out game.
Shabazz Muhammad
I’m very happy at Atletico. I’m very proud to play for these fans, with these players, and with this coach. I want to try and pay back the confidence and care that the people at Atletico have always shown me.
Antoine Griezmann
I’ve been in just about every situation as a player and coach and manager. I’ve been in the playoffs, World Series, and I know how to get there.
Don Baylor
My coach has taught me since 5 years old, and he stresses not just the quality of training but the mental part. Technique and the mental game have to mesh, balance.
Valentina Shevchenko
I want to thank my mum, my daddy, my coach, my teacher, everybody in my life.
Jet Li
I went off to Harvard Law School for six weeks, and then I said, ‘Doggone this, it’s not what I want to do.’ I remember when I told my dad I was leaving law school, and I wanted to go into football. He said, ‘Be a good coach.’
Marv Levy
Look, coaching is about human interaction and trying to know your players. Any coach would tell you that. I’m no different.
Bill Parcells
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
What football means to an Italian coach is tactics, trying to control the game by following the ideas and systems of the manager.
Claudio Ranieri
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
I had a dialect coach to get an American accent, and then another dialect coach to come off it a bit. There is something deep and mysterious in the voice when it isn’t too high-pitched American.
Archie Panjabi
When I came out to L. A., I got a part in an episode of ‘Star Trek: Voyager,’ and I hired an acting coach.
Sarah Silverman
I think it’s natural when a team has such high expectations, under .500 halfway through the season, they’re going to go after a brand new coach.
Dan Gilbert
As Brits, we love a do, don’t we? I adore our national celebrations. If I see a gold coach, you almost need to put me in a straitjacket, I get so excited.
Joanna Lumley
I went to L.A. and got an acting coach for one day. Then I went in to audition and I smashed it. You have to take risks, and one thing I know about people: your presence is everything.
Spoken Reasons
In 1996, I was the head coach at Brigham Young University. And I got a call from my dad, and he said my brother had been murdered by du Pont. And it just infuriated me to just no end. And I think I destroyed everything in my office.
Mark Schultz
My mom was one of the original designers for Coach in the eighties, and she designed some classics, including the City Bag. It’s the only bag I use!
Jane Levy
I have one coach and one coach only. His name is Alexander Vetrov. They brought him in for me when I joined the Bolshoi. He was a dancer with the Bolshoi, and we work very intensely together.
David Hallberg
I think Coach Kerr and his staff have done a great job with what they bring to the table.
Draymond Green
Thomas Tuchel is a coach who can work in the long-term.
Ottmar Hitzfeld
The best thing you can say about any coach is his players play hard for him.
Terry Bradshaw
If you have time to be with a dog, and the dog is smart, you come to understand the dog, and the dog understands you. They’re not hard to train. But they have to be smart, and you have to spend time with them. It’s like coaching. I was a better coach when I had smart players.
Bud Grant
You begin to take on the mentality of your coach. If he feels so confident, then I feel confident.
D’Brickashaw Ferguson
Just because you’re the coach, you don’t automatically have the authority. You have to work the people. You have to gain the trust of the people.
B. J. Armstrong
I’m not coach D’Antoni. I have to coach to my version of pace-and-space. We all steal from each other, but a lot of us have stolen from him.
David Fizdale
I’m not going to be the Alabama coach.
Nick Saban
Every day I pull into that parking spot that says ‘Head Football Coach,’ I get out of my car and pinch myself sometimes, just to make sure it’s real, sort of like, ‘Is this really happening?’
Kirby Smart
Everyone gets surprised because neither one of my parents play golf. Like I said in my speech, my aunt and uncle really love golf, and we visited them, and she gave me two clubs. Like people think when they don’t know who my dad is, they think he’s my coach.
Lydia Ko
I don’t feel I’m qualified to be a coach outside the high school level. I think I would need to do more education to really be a good coach.
Carl Lewis
If you coach, and coach every day, you should be getting better if you’re self-evaluating and you’ve got people around you telling you the truth.
Jeff Van Gundy
For me, being a top coach means more than just teaching football. That includes empathy, it means that you can speak to a group, that you can deal with the media – you have to be able to do all of that. I would not describe myself as blind in this regard, but a top coach also includes titles.
Julian Nagelsmann
When I was younger, my coach, Liang Chow, made all the decisions. I would go to the gym for practice, do exactly what Chow told me to do, go home, come back and start all over again. If Chow told me to do 50 squat jumps, I did 50 squat jumps.
Shawn Johnson
My dad was my coach in baseball and early on in basketball, so playing baseball was something we always did.
Matthew Stafford
I jumped on the Brady Hoke bandwagon in 2003 when he left an assistant job at Michigan to be the head coach at our alma mater. During his six years at Ball State, we were close.
Jason Whitlock
Sometimes people say that coach is a winner, but everyone wants to win. You must know how to behave in victory and in defeat, to look after what is our sport, football.
Vicente del Bosque
I have spent a very long time in Cate’s shadow – she casts a pretty big one. I have always had the support of my family and coach, and they have always stressed we are completely different people and will achieve things in our own time. They stressed I would get my moment. I just had to be patient.
Bronte Campbell
I love Coach Koetter.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins
I’ve always said I didn’t want to coach. But I can’t coach in college because I don’t have my degree. So I want to give myself opportunities. A degree is something everyone should have.
Ray Allen
I think it’s the hardest part for about 80 percent of the guys in the NBA. That’s just the way it is in the NBA, unless you’re a mega superstar. You’re just going to play wherever you go. You try to find the right fit and the right team with the right system and the right coach at the right time.
Jimmer Fredette
I came to L.A. when I was 19, and my two roommates were blue-eyed, blond dudes. I helped coach them, and they both landed pilots.
Michael Pena
I am not a coach for the tackles, so I do not train them.
Pep Guardiola
I was very lucky with ‘Soap’ and ‘Who’s the Boss,’ which was great fun, and then went on ‘Coach’ and ‘Everybody Loves Raymond.’ I’ve been truly blessed, and the work has all been fun and a joy.
Katherine Helmond
As a coach, they would love to sit there and say, ‘It’s going to be five steps, you’re going to hitch up into a perfect pocket, you’re going to look at number one – no; you’re going to go to number two – no.’ It doesn’t work that way.
Brett Favre
I don’t know if I’d call myself a prodigy, but I was a big forensics competitor in high school, and then during college I spent some time working at speech and debate camps as a coach.
Josh Gad
I know Penny Toler and coach Ross have worked hard to put together a strong team this year, and I am ready to start the season with my teammates.
Candace Parker
No one likes getting hit. It’s a normal thing… I used to make up excuses when the coach would ask me to get in the ring. I’d say I forgot my mouthpiece, or I’d say I had a headache or something.
Mandy Bujold
I respect Bielsa a lot. For me, he is a special coach. I think the best coaches in the world work in different things, and a lot of coaches, we cannot train like Bielsa. It’s difficult to train like Bielsa. But every coach can learn from different coaches. But with Bielsa, I think all coaches learn something from him.
Unai Emery
The head coach is the chemist.
Jeffrey Lurie
I would be trying to play hockey with my friends, but most of the time, the coach put me on the bench. Because I was too dreamy – I was dreaming all of the time. I was super bad on the ice because I was just thinking about something else.
Denis Villeneuve
A good director is like a good coach. You want to play for him. You want to really show him your good stuff. You don’t want to let that person down. Ridley Scott is one of those guys.
Michael Pena
My dad is a good role model for me, and then I had a high school coach that really helped me out when I was struggling and made a big difference in my life.
Sean Covey
Literally, when I go to the vocal coach, I’m like, ‘You are teaching me nothing.’ You know?
Zara Larsson
According to me, there couldn’t be a better choice for India’s coach than Anil Kumble.
Gautam Gambhir
Support the athlete, encourage the team, help the coach. That’s what good track parents do.
Don Kardong
True basketball coaches are great teachers and you do not humiliate, you do not physically go after, you do not push or shove, you do not berate, if you are a true coach. If you humiliate or curse them, that won’t do it. Coaches like that are not coaches.
Morgan Wootten
If you think about it, I’ve never held a job in my life. I went from being an NFL player to a coach to a broadcaster. I haven’t worked a day in my life.
John Madden
I don’t want to be fired after two seasons and risk never getting another opportunity to coach.
Chauncey Billups
I wouldn’t think I would coach again, because it would just be hard not being in the Cowboys’ blue.
Tom Landry
I’m sorry, but until my last day as a coach, I will try to play from my goalkeeper.
Pep Guardiola
The young Obama’s lack of playing time on the high school basketball team was due more to his ability than the coach’s preference for white players.
David Maraniss
No coach has ever won a game by what he knows; it’s what his players know that counts.
Bear Bryant
I practice yoga at home to a TV show called ‘Inhale,’ taught by Steve Ross. I figured that if the people on the show could stretch that deep then I could too. I ended up pulling my hip flexor. But that’s how I met my husband. Paul was the physical therapist my coach called to meet with me after hours.
Danica Patrick
Any competitor would be frustrated in that moment… but it certainly made sense what Coach Kubiak did for the playoff run. I got replaced by Peyton Manning… I think we all know who is going to play in the game.
Brock Osweiler
I was a coach, and I put a lot of education and experience into coaching.
John Madden
Coach Pederson, for me, the communication we have is clear, and it’s an open line. He really respects my opinion on plays. If I’m feeling something… he instills a lot of confidence in me. That is huge.
Carson Wentz
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
For every R. Kelly or Bill Cosby or Harvey Weinstein, there’s, you know, the owner of the grocery store, the coach, the teacher, the neighbor, who are doing the same things. But we don’t pay attention until it’s a big name. And we don’t pay attention ’til it’s a big celebrity.
Tarana Burke
I have a lot of respect for coach D’Antoni. He’s one of the really class acts in this league who is willing to share. He’s really impacted this league in a big way.
David Fizdale
I love standing on the pitch too much to focus on anything else – if I want to be a coach or something.
Bastian Schweinsteiger
Football is such a team sport, so no one individual does it. No one coach or no one assistant coach or no one player, it’s a great team sport, so I don’t get carried away with a bunch of accolades.
Jimmy Johnson
I would love to get back to the big leagues as a coach, possibly a manager. I would love that opportunity.
Gary Carter
I have tremendous respect for coach Gary Kubiak. I love that guy.
Brock Osweiler
I can remember trying to coach, trying to figure out schemes, and it just wasn’t coming to me.
Pat Summitt
I had other offers, but Mourinho is Mourinho. It’s exciting to work with him, he is the best coach in the world and I want to work with him for a long time.
Nemanja Matic
In-N-Out is incredible, but don’t tell coach I’ve been going there. He would flip out and put some curse on me.
Pau Gasol
Watching soccer is my main hobby, really. I’m no tactician or coach, but I enjoy watching the free flow of it, the different styles, and the histories behind clubs. Like Barcelona vs. Madrid – it’s not just a soccer game; it’s a geopolitical struggle. There are great storylines and no commercials.
Andrew Luck
My mom to this day is the hardest coach I’ve ever had. There were times when my stepdad would look at me and say ‘you had a good game’ and my mom would be like ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about, you had 2 or 3 turnovers.
Zion Williamson
You notice it with any organization that’s had a lot of success: you will start to reach thinking, ‘That’s the player, that’s the method, that’s the mechanism, that’s the coach, that’s the thing that’s going to put us over the top.’
Jeffrey Lurie
My family always helped me. I had people around me who always pushed me to be the best: my dad, my mum. My dad used to play and coach as well. But I wasn’t born with shiny things.
Paul Pogba
I had a really fantastic dialect coach that I worked very well with, and I was constantly surprised by the different intonations that the Russian dialect has.
Andrew Scott
For whatever reason, Coach Schwartz and I weren’t all that close at first. We didn’t have that kind of relationship, really. I don’t know why, maybe because I was a rookie, but I never felt real comfortable just popping my head in his office and sitting down to talk.
Ndamukong Suh
To point the finger at one guy, at each other or at the coaches, won’t do any good. It’s not supposed to be the coach. It’s our team. The coaches can do a phenomenal job preparing you, but it has to come from within.
B. J. Armstrong
I know when I was an assistant coach and I started interviewing for head coaching jobs, I actually lost out on many jobs, several jobs, and the complaint that I got was, ‘Well, he doesn’t fit the mold of a head coach. He doesn’t look the part. He’s not gonna jump up and down. He’s not going to scream.’
Tony Dungy
I’m a humble kid. I grew up with Filathlitikos. There were some people in Filathlitikos that taught to me how to stay humble. It was coach Tzivas that never allowed me to get carried away. That’s who I am.
Giannis Antetokounmpo
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
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
You don’t have to be popular with the players to be a good manager or coach.
Francis Lee
I miss my coach. I love my coach. I miss Chuck Noll.
Terry Bradshaw
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
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
We’re not Seattle East. We’re our own Atlanta, and there are definitely things I learned from Coach Carroll. He had probably the single biggest influence on my coaching career.
Dan Quinn
Ancelotti would be an interesting option for Bundesliga clubs. Of course, there would only be one or two clubs in Germany that would be an option for a world-class coach like him.
Toni Kroos
As a coach, I am committed to not only developing well-rounded athletes but also good human beings.
Scott Moir
Athletes are still exploited. If they blow out their knee, if they somehow don’t meet the mandates of a coach, they lose their scholarship. They don’t get their degree.
Cory Booker
I’m very fortunate to have a coach that I got to stay with all this time. Every year the bond gets stronger and better, and we understand each other more. And it’s like she can tell if I walk into the gym what kind of mood I’m in, what she has to fix for the practice I need, or how I’m feeling.
Simone Biles
As his team prepares, a coach’s entire being must be concentrated on winning games.
Bobby Knight
If I am talking to a youngster, I coach him what I feel is best for him to bowl, how to hold the ball, how to bowl certain things, and how to bowl to certain batsmen, how to position himself. I never talk to them about the rules.
Garfield Sobers
I was heavily influenced by big voices when I was younger. People like Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Patti Labelle really spoke to me. When I got older, I was into Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, and Lauryn Hill, but it wasn’t until I started working with a voice coach that I really dove into jazz music.
Andra Day
I started out wanting to coach football.
Lee Majors
You get different philosophies in coaching, usually depending on what position the coach himself played.
Ara Parseghian
People think that there is so much money in tennis, but the reality is unless you’re ranked in about the top 50 you don’t earn much at all. It is hard to support yourself travelling the world, to be away from home most of the year and to pay for a coach to help you become a better player.
Samantha Stosur
Every coach, during a game, it is important to understand the situation to change.
Antonio Conte
I have great respect for Greg Knapp, who was my quarterbacks coach in Denver for three years. He taught me so much about playing quarterback in the NFL and made me a better football player.
Brock Osweiler
I don’t know how many more times I’ll be in New England again. But I leave coach Belichick and those guys with a salute: ‘I love you guys. I miss you. I’m out.’
Randy Moss
As a coach, the greatest passion you can have is for improving players.
Diego Simeone
I definitely see myself continuing to transition into more acting roles. I’ll always be a coach. I’m always going to have a training center, always going to work with guys that are looking for some input and want help. I love commentating, and that’s something I can always go back to and enjoy doing.
Randy Couture
I don’t mind sacrifice. I don’t mind discipline. But a good coach allows people to blossom. I’ve seen that. I didn’t have it.
Dominique Moceanu
I’m involved in some action scenes, so they’ll train me for that. I’ll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character.
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
I’m trying to be the coach. My actors are my players. They’re doing things that I’m too cowardly to do myself.
Derek Cianfrance
He was such a fabulous drama coach. What better person to have than Alfred Hitchcock? His work as a director was impeccable. I learned so much.
Tippi Hedren
I can’t figure out how you can hire a coach and tell him how you want him to play.
Larry Brown
McVay is a great coach and I think that he’s smart.
Aaron Donald
I had never really acted before, so I really didn’t know what I was doing. The casting director for ‘Euphoria’ set me up with an acting coach in New York, and he completely flipped my world around. The way you learn to utilize your brain and your emotions really freaked me out.
Hunter Schafer
I am a positive-energy, enthusiasm type of a coach and I’m going to spread that to everybody that will feel it.
Frank Vogel
I absolutely do not think it’s a foregone conclusion that we’re going to lose our coach. Tom Herman loves the University of Houston. He’s happy to be coaching at the University of Houston, and I think there are only a few places Tom Herman would even consider.
Tilman J. Fertitta
The president is just the coach of a football team. You need the right support, the right stadium, the right players, the right staff. An excellent coach is not going to win games.
As soon as you make mistakes, or you have an off year, even if it’s not your fault as a quarterback… I’ve always said the quarterback and the head coach always get too much blame when you lose and too much credit when you win.
Eli Manning
My high-school coach Tony Reginelli was kind of famous for ‘Reggie-isms,’ kind of like ‘Yogi-isms.’ He always said if you want to be a good quarterback, when sprinting left you want to be amphibious and throw left-handed. I told him, ‘You mean ambidextrous, coach?’
Peyton Manning
A Treasury Secretary or a President should be out here not fighting S&P, not grabbing the other coach and slapping him around, taking the umpire behind the barn. He should be getting the team psyched to overcome.
Rick Santelli
Our God is a great coach, and he’s got a great playbook.
Tony Evans
I was so driven in high school but did sometimes wish I could go out with friends, go to parties, and be a normal teenager. But having mum as my coach at home meant I couldn’t sneak around.
Jessica Fox
I’m a big fan of Coach Dorrell. I watched UCLA football for many, many years. I’ve grown accustomed to the Pac-10 style.
Brian Bosworth
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
I’m thankful for the experience and to be able to coach other young people on their journey through college football. It’s a privilege.
Dabo Swinney
I wanted the opportunity to play for Tom Osborne. Here we are in the locker room at half-time, gathering around Coach Osborne. It grows quiet, and I’ll never forget what he said. He said, ‘Let’s get this over with.’
Jeff Fortenberry
It disturbs me to see a football coach fired.
Sid Gillman
I love to have the ball. That’s why I play soccer, and we have a great coach who has this kind of view, he sees everything, and I just want to help as much as I can, on the pitch and off the pitch.
Bastian Schweinsteiger
George Perles at Michigan State was the first coach that gave me responsibility as far as being a coordinator. I learned a lot from that experience.
Nick Saban
My greatest inspiration is my coach, Maggie Haney.
Laurie Hernandez
How can a coach have any influence over a player that’s making over five times more than he is?
Hayden Fry
If you take golf, you have a teacher for the drive, a teacher for the approach play, and a teacher for the putt. That’s three specialist coaches for one player. In football, one coach looks after 25 players.
Johan Cruyff
As a coach you can influence the diet of your players. You can point out what is wrong.
Arsene Wenger
I think, in terms of looking at the trajectory and being around some of the same people, it’s certainly flattering words, but I definitely have not done enough to be mentioned in the same sentence as Coach Payton.
Sean McVay
No, I’ve never competed. I did, however, train in a boxing gym with a good coach beginning in 1993. I’d been writing about the sport for a dozen years by then and wanted to know what boxers endured, what it felt like. I was too old to compete when I started, but I sparred enough to get a taste.
Katherine Dunn
I don’t even know what a traditional producer is or does. I feel like the job is like being a coach, building good work habits and building trust. You want to get to a point where you can say anything and talk about anything. There needs to be a real connection.
Rick Rubin
I was very fortunate to have a wonderful woman as my voice coach when I started singing professionally. I was only 19, so now it’s been 60 years!
Johnny Mathis
I coach young people. I have a group called BTP – Broadway Theatre Project.
Ben Vereen
In 1999, I got fired as coach of New England. In three years in New England, we actually did better than most people think. We were 27-21, won the AFC division title, went to the playoffs twice.
Pete Carroll
I know a lawyer who’d love to retire and be an assistant coach. I mean, it’s fun.
Dean Smith
I have spent years as a leadership coach to the very wealthy and have been able to get behind the eyes of some of the world’s best, studying the minute details of what makes a person great.
Robin S. Sharma
I was a 52-year-old coach. But people don’t realize I had 25 years as a head coach. Most coaches my age only had a few years as head coach. I had six years at Miami of Ohio, eight years at Northwestern, 11 at Notre Dame.
Ara Parseghian
I never dreamed I would coach at UCLA. It was not one of those things in my coaching career I thought would happen. It’s a tremendous blessing, and I’m going to make the most of it.
Steve Alford
Coach Saban’s a great coach; he does it his way, and I have to do it my way. I have to cut my own cloth.
Kirby Smart
I have goals and ambitions, and I see myself as a lifelong baseball student. I have certain philosophies that I’d like to test at some point at the big league level. The job of manager appeals to me, a coach appeals to me, at a different time frame.
Cal Ripken, Jr.
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
If a man can coach a female, why can’t a female coach a male? When I was looking for a coach, the gender of the coach never occurred to me. It was about who I thought was good and who I could get along with and listen to.
Martina Navratilova
You as an individual coach have a responsibility to try to give those players who put themselves at risk and in harm’s way a chance to achieve success, and that goes for universities and professional teams, as well.
Bill Parcells
I really feel like that concept of enjoying the now and not worrying about the future is what my coach has been trying to teach me for 14 years – and that is what has made me such a different athlete 10 years later, and that is what has made me strong enough mentally to make this Olympic team.
Melanie Roach
With all due respect to Coach O’Brien and Coach Godsey, I’ve told them I’m going to be me.
Brock Osweiler
I have no desire to coach basketball.
Kevin Johnson
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
When I was in the hospital, everyone was worried for me, and I realised that I had to do something in my life so that people would stop looking at me with pity. I spoke to my elder brother and my coach about climbing the Everest, and they encouraged me.
Arunima Sinha
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
I have a wealth of experience, but I do not want to coach. I rather like the role of recruiter.
Gianluigi Buffon
My son is 6. I wouldn’t let my six-year-old son near any football field. And if any coach asks my son to play football, I’ll sue that coach, and I’ll sue the school.
Bennet Omalu
When I was 19, I went door to door selling long-distance phone service to put myself through school. I was studying to become a computer graphic technician. I always got strangers saying, ‘You should model; you should act.’ A co-worker finally said, ‘Go see this acting coach.’
Lyriq Bent
A big part of my decision is not made about whether I’m able to coach in the NHL or if I’m ready to step up and take that challenge. Basically, it’s about my family, it’s about my children, and this is where my decision is going to have to be made.
Patrick Roy
Both of my sons used to coach high school football. When they started, I’d say things I shouldn’t have. So I learned my lesson.
John Madden
I think there is a lot of experiences you have in coaching, and if you learn from the experiences as you go through them, whether it’s as a coordinator or position coach, a quality-control coach, a head coach, whatever it might be, and you learn from those mistakes you make.
Josh McDaniels
Every coach has his own style of play, but when you spend your whole life as a Cowboy, you have to be influenced by what we did.
Tom Landry
I got to know Coach Wooden at the end of his life.
Mark Frost
I can’t figure out how you can draft players for a coach that you know coaches a certain a style, and was successful doing that style, and get him to play a style that you feel comfortable with.
Larry Brown
I want to say to you Indiana people that I owe you a big, big debt of gratitude because nowhere in the world is a sporting group followed more than this state follows basketball. And I just want to thank you for the opportunity that I had to coach in this state – it will always be something that I will cherish.
Bobby Knight
I am a coach on the outside of the establishment and that works.
Linford Christie
I studied voice for about two years with an amazing coach, and I never rose above the level of mediocre.
Danny Strong
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
I know there are limits to what a coach can accomplish in improving speechmaking unless the subject is a diligent student of himself.
Roger Ailes
The reason I became a manager was to have full control over training. If you are a coach, you are bound by what the manager wants you to coach. The other reason is that I just like the company of football people.
Gordon Strachan
When I started out as a 12-13 year old, it was a stupid idea. I remember when I went to try to get coached by Heinz Reinkemeier and my coach Gaby, when I went and met them, India was nowhere in shooting. They said, ‘you want to win a gold at the Olympics? Why don’t you ride an elephant back home?’
Abhinav Bindra
LeBron is like a coach. He is a coach on the floor. He has a great basketball IQ.
Tyronn Lue
My former coach, Simen Agdestein, used to be the best player in Norway.
Magnus Carlsen
I’m not really a big X’s and O’s guy, but if you want to go there, I’m more of a space-the-floor type of coach: Five out, zero in, and that’s the way we play basketball, screen and roll here and there, pocket passes everywhere; it’s what it’s about.
Kyrie Irving
When Jim Irsay called me five years ago, he told me, ‘I want you to be our coach and help us win the Super Bowl.’ He told me, ‘We are going win it the right way. We are going to win it with great guys; win it with class and dignity. We are going to win it in a way that will make Indianapolis proud.’
Tony Dungy
Whenever I think of baseball, the first name that comes to mind is Babe Ruth. What the Babe was to baseball, Shula is to football coaching. There are certain figures in sports who are larger than the games they play or coach, and Don Shula is one of those.
Marv Levy
Training in Brazil at Nova Uniao was nothing short of amazing. I can’t thank Leo Santos and coach Andre Pederneiras enough for their efforts.
B. J. Penn
When I was on the swim team as a kid, I used to hide out from my coach by going into the bathroom and hiding out in one of the stalls. And I would literally wrap myself in toilet paper so as not to get hypothermia.
Jeff Kinney
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
If I were a young coach today, I would be extremely careful in selecting assistants.
John Wooden
The best thing you do as a coach is develop an environment where these guys can have some success. Vince Lombardi was that way. He cared about these guys not only as football players but also as men.
Herm Edwards
Nobody despises to lose more than I do. That’s got me into trouble over the years, but it also made a man of mediocre ability into a pretty good coach.
Woody Hayes
Who is the ally of the coach? Who’s going to write, ‘Man, that was a well-coached game.’ Players win, coaches lose.
George Karl
I’ve got a great support system, starting with my wife and family, to my agent, my instructor, and my mental coach.
Zach Johnson
There’s a responsibility to represent female MMA that comes with being the champion, just as there’s a responsibility to represent and promote the show when you coach TUF.
Miesha Tate
I want to thank coach Thompson… for saving my life. For giving me the opportunity.
Allen Iverson
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
The coach’s job is to get the best players and get them to play together.
Bernard Ebbers
That’s what you don’t see about coach Saban. He’s a very funny guy.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
If I had to pick my greatest strength as a football coach, I say it would be innovation.
Tom Landry
The Duke family, those are my brothers, and it’s something I’ll always take with me. Coach K, he gives me a lot of motivational things and checks in on me and my family. He knows where my heart is.
Brandon Ingram
CrossFit is all about constantly-varied, high-intensity movements. And to do these movements, you have to have a certified coach to take you through this – or any type of physical activity.
Bob Harper
You know, I’ve had blowups with my coach too. The same thing happens, it just wasn’t as evident back then because they didn’t have so many cameras and ways to see things happen.
Joe Montana
When I looked at the third base coach, he turned his back on me.
Bob Uecker
For me, coming up, the first I had ever heard of basketball? It was from my mom. She was a really good player back in her day, and even played college ball at Kentucky State. And then she went on to become a coach and an AD after that – so she always stayed real close to the game, and kept it a part of her life.
Bradley Beal
I would be a very demanding coach. I wouldn’t yell and scream, but I want players that want what I want. And that’s why I couldn’t coach, ’cause I know how hard it is and I know how hard I want you to play. But everyone’s not going to do what I want.
Kyle Lowry
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
Zidane has shown that he is more than a coach.
I have a dialogue coach who helps me out with some of the more tricky Chicago vowel sounds.
Sonya Walger
As America’s head coach, President Obama needs to make some big and smart adjustments to jump-start economic growth and business investment, stimulate job creation, and get wages up for ordinary Americans.
Harold Ford, Jr.
One loss is good for the soul, Too many losses is not good for the coach.
Knute Rockne
It’s hard to argue with a coach who says, ‘I just want you to work.’ What can you say to that without making a fool of yourself?
J. B. Bickerstaff
I was too kind of brave and proud to want a dialect coach because I thought that showed weakness in my armor. But then you just learn it’s a more efficient way of doing it. A dialect coach is really important because it takes a certain technical responsibility off your shoulders.
Russell Crowe
Coach Donovan always harped on making sure that we’re on the same page, that we’re feeding off each other, and that’s one of the things that I feel like I add value to.
Al Horford
I’m not going to coach again. I’ve done my coaching, and I think I can put that aside.
Phil Jackson
I don’t know what being an Everest guide means. I am a coach, not a guide.
Anatoli Boukreev
You and I are players, God’s our coach, and we’re playing the biggest game of all. We have a loving God that made us. We need to get on His team. It says in His word, there’s only one way to Him and that’s through Jesus Christ.
Joe Gibbs
Micky Adams took me in initially as youth coach and I’ll always be grateful to Port Vale giving me my first chance to manage.
Rob Page
My whole thing is being a coach, a GM, and a president: you all got to be attached at the hip. There’s got to be no separation between you. The players got to know it’s one voice: we’re all in this together; we’re going to do this right.
Larry Brown
I would love to coach. I’m not saying I’m qualified to do it in the N.B.A., but I would love to try.
Fat Joe
There’s nothing wrong with pitch counts. But not when it’s spit out by a computer, and the computer does not look at an individual’s mechanics. And you can’t look at his genes. It should come from the individual and the pitching coach and the manager.
Tom Seaver
When I say I played with the greatest, let’s not forget I also played for the greatest coach of all time.
Scottie Pippen
I was fortunate enough to coach the U.S. Olympic team in Australia.
Tommy Lasorda
All it takes is one coach that believes in you.
Jon Gruden
I had great success with Ivan Lendl. Was he a perfect coach? No. Was he a very good coach? Yeah. He had some very strong qualities and some things that weren’t so good.
Andy Murray
But I think anybody who believes I could force coach Sloan to resign is crazy. He’s stronger than that and personally if I said that to him, he’d probably go tell me to go do something.
Karl Malone
I worked with my acting coach one-on-one for hours and hours, every single day for two months, before even setting foot on set or putting on Jessica Jones’s clothes.
Krysten Ritter
The bigger, stronger, faster and meaner my players are, the better I coach.
Lee Corso
This year my role is clear: I am a coach, a coach to sportsmen.
Anatoli Boukreev
It’s amazing, the culture Coach Belichick has been able to create in our system.
Tom Brady
People that have integrity violations should be fired, not coached. How many integrity violations does it take to ruin the reputation of your company? Just one. You don’t coach integrity violations. You fire them.
Marshall Goldsmith
If I played basketball, and you played with me, and all of a sudden you become my head coach, there isn’t anything you can tell me, dude. Because your years in the league were just as long as mine. Why are you coaching me? That’s one of the things that I hate.
Robert Horry
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
The only other time I can recall my dad getting upset at me was when I missed a hockey practice. My parents were away, so my buddy and I decided to skip it. I never told my dad about it, but he found out from the coach.
Mike Weir
You can never guarantee the wins but you can guarantee that you give it 100%. That way you can always look back and feel comfortable, as a player or a coach.
Ivan Lendl
A major league pitching coach is a really difficult job. It takes a big commitment in terms of time, travel and workload.
David Cone
To be honest, it makes you a lot better coach when your boss is in the meeting room. You’re a lot more driven every day.
Kirby Smart
You want your coach’s blessing.
Candace Parker
I think Nick Saban is the greatest college football coach in history over there in Tuscaloosa.
Charles Barkley
My life is very well managed. I have a lot on my plate, and at the same time, there were still holes, and what I do and where I am dovetails nicely with what Agnieszka needs. I don’t think I could be a coach for a Madison Keys because she needs somebody more hands-on. But Agnieszka is almost a finished product.
Martina Navratilova
I grew up in a small town in Illinois, and my dad was a basketball coach. Thanks to him, I have excellent fundamentals in both basketball and baseball.
Nick Offerman
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
You know, I think when you coach or you manage, you make decisions, and there’s some that are really, really tough.
Tony La Russa
Talking to my mental coach definitely helps. I talk to her every week. Yeah, I mean, she’s been helping me a lot, too.
Inbee Park
If the players don’t trust the coach, it is a problem, and vice versa.
Bill Parcells
Many tennis coaches are enablers. They need the job more than the player needs the coach, and if the coach needs the job more than the player needs the coach, he can’t effect change.
Ivan Lendl
For a football coach, there’s nothing that matches the pain of a team not playing up to its capabilities.
Joe Greene
I like to be able to control which players I’m working with. Because it doesn’t matter how good a coach you are if the guys you’re working with think they already know it all. You need a response, you need to feel they’re trying. I want players who are always striving to improve.
Gordon Strachan
I’ll always be a fan of coach Harbaugh. Not too sure about Michigan.
Colin Kaepernick
I like playing. I wouldn’t be a good coach. I don’t have the patience to be a coach.
Tom Brady
Coach Bo Pelini and coach Carl Pelini are two coaches I talk to on a regular basis, especially coach Bo. They are coaches I feel elevated my game.
Ndamukong Suh
It’s definitely harder being a dad than a coach.
Tony Dungy
I’ve always been privileged to play for Coach Belichick, who I’ve always said is the best coach in the history of the league.
Tom Brady
I got an old school coach who’s more of a teacher than a coach.
Andre Ward
Coach Richt is a good friend of mine. I respect Coach Richt and worked for him for a year and respect the man he is and respect what he stands for.
Kirby Smart
I believe this with all my heart: The greatest coach of all time in my eyes is my mom. She’s instilled in me a toughness and a perseverance and just a never-quit mentality, and I thank her every day for providing me, for what she sacrificed her life for.
Scott Brooks
Any coach, any team in the NFL, if they had Peyton Manning healthy and ready to play, I think we all know who is going to play in the game.
Brock Osweiler
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
I have been involved in this sport since I was eight years old, so, hopefully, I can train and coach athletes down the line.
Michael Bisping
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
For me, it’s important to have a team and coach and manager that I know, and they know me, so they are not coming to me with everything.
Angelique Kerber
Let’s just say that I feel I have the ambition and determination to succeed as a coach.
Gennaro Gattuso
I like Barack Obama as a person. He’s articulate, he knows sports, his brother-in-law’s a coach. He always has the athletes to the White House. But I don’t know about some of his policies and some of these people in Congress.
Pete Rose
In July 2011, U.S. Soccer announced that they’d fired Bob Bradley and hired Jurgen Klinsmann as head coach. Jurgen had once been a world-class German striker; now he was regarded as a successful, if controversial, coach.
Tim Howard
While shooting ‘Selma,’ I would train on my off time with the assistant men’s track and field coach at Georgia Tech.
Stephan James
When I travel, I always have about 40 pairs of skis with me, plus a ski technician and a ski coach.
Julia Mancuso
My coach never looked at me as a female fighter, but just as a fighter, as someone he was training. I had to work just as hard as the guys, or harder than them.
Claressa Shields
When you know how the coach ticks and how he wants to play football, it makes the decision easier. But for the main part, I came to England because of the club Manchester United.
Bastian Schweinsteiger
There’s a lot of people who think in order to be a good head coach, you’ve got to be a head coach at a smaller school.
Kirby Smart
I’d go fishing and always pretend I would catch the biggest fish. I’d stay out there for hours after everybody else left until I caught something. When I shot baskets, I was always the coach and star player and always made the winning shot.
Jerry West
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
I don’t want to lose myself in football and that’s what a coach has to do to be successful.
Dennis Bergkamp
You can be a top, top player for 10, 20 years, then you become a coach, lose two or three games and you’re out.
Roger Milla
While the coach is entitled to celebrate the team’s victories, there is a manner and a way of doing so without aggravating the opponent.
Diego Maradona
When I came to PSV, I signed when Eric Gerets was coach there.
Arjen Robben
It was definitely not the salary that made me join Manchester United; I went for football reasons – for the history of the club, the league, the fans, and the coach because he is one of the best in the world.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan
As a coach, you’ve got to do what’s best for the team. If guys don’t like it, they’re going to leave. If they stay and don’t like it, well, your team’s going to suck anyway. Even if this happens, you still have to do it. You can’t coach worrying about any individual.
Doc Rivers
I always travel with my coach and with my physio. And then when I’m in Europe, my parents, maybe they come to events.
Garbine Muguruza
I would love to be a coach, mentor, or a batting consultant. I would love to commentate in Hindi, as most people who watch the game are more comfortable with Hindi in India rather than English.
Virender Sehwag
I’m wherever coach puts me.
Christian McCaffrey
I’m fortunate: I can play as long as I want to play. There’s no coach or trainer who is going to say to me that I’m dropped or sacked, it’s time to move on. I can play as long as I want to play.
Lleyton Hewitt
Jagdish Singh was my basic coach, and he trained me from my very early days in boxing, teaching me the fundamentals of the sport. He was the one who shaped me into a boxer, disciplined me when I required disciplining.
Vijender Singh
There was interest from a lot of clubs, not just Manchester United, but as soon as I knew Liverpool were interested, I just felt it was the right club with the right coach. It was right for me to come here.
Sadio Mane
My first and only experience in baseball, the coach signed me up; he didn’t tell me there’s a thing called the curveball. I didn’t know that. So the ball’s coming at me and I start backing out, and then it broke inside. And the umpire says, ‘Strike one!’ And I’m saying, ‘How is that a strike? It almost hit me!’
Magic Johnson
I remember teaching a clinic to other coaches, and a guy raised his hand and asked if I had any advice when it came to coaching women. I leveled him with a death-ray stare, and said, ‘Go home and coach basketball.’
Pat Summitt
You know, me winning two gold medals, going for a third one, that’s nice. But being there with Mark and my sister, and my brother being the coach, it’s a dream come true. It’s going to be awesome.
Diana Lopez
I wasn’t the most well-liked person in Canton. I was a coach’s son who played quarterback. It was tough at times.
Josh McDaniels
There were so many things in Baltimore not many people know about. I had struggles with my pitching coach. A lot of guys did.
Jake Arrieta
My coach was a great politician, so he did most of the work. He was good.
Dorothy Hamill
There are two real keys to winning. You’ve got to have good players: no coach won with bad players. You win with good players. That is number one. Number two is, when we are playing, let’s say we are playing Michigan, and they had a really good press: we’ve got to solve that press.
Bobby Knight
I have never hidden my injury before, or fitness problems. Even my shoulder operation was planned after consulting the then coach Gary Kirsten and skipper MS Dhoni.
Virender Sehwag
I like it if a coach enjoys himself and is passionate.
Louis van Gaal
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
I believe we have the best football coach in the country in Urban Meyer. I had the privilege of hiring him, as you know, and I think he is doing fabulous work.
Gordon Gee
I hope somebody falls in love with me – other than my fiancee. But that’s what you want. As a player you want a team that really wants you; head coach, GM, owner, everybody that really wants you in their place and the players believe in you. I’m looking forward to making somebody fall in love with me.
Robert Griffin III
We are our own worst enemies and as a coach you can help people recognise that, raise their self-awareness and then see if they change or do anything about it.
Graham Potter
You know, a lot of those angry sort of Southern man characters that I’ve been doing are based on different people I might’ve had as, like, a soccer coach or as a teacher.
Danny McBride
I have the full confidence of the coach, and that’s extremely important to me.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
When I arrived in L.A., 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
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
Sarri taught me football. He is a coach I really like, well-prepared and even scientific in the way he analyses games.
Dries Mertens
I just coach the way I was coached when I was young, in my formative years. I grew up under demanding people, that demanded things from you, expected you to toe the mark.
Bill Parcells
What is there about basketball that makes Larry Bird or Lenny Wilkens want to coach after their playing careers are done?
George Vecsey
After my swims this weekend I think coach realized, you know what, you have to have a good one getting out of this meet. So I put the suit on and had a decent swim.
Ryan Lochte
When I coach dancers, I always like to get on the dance floor with them or describe something by showing them.
Darcey Bussell
Every morning I would rise at the crack of dawn and after the usual ablutions, would get into my sports kit and dash off to the track, where I would run two or three miles cross-country, in the company of my coach.
Milkha Singh
There are times I might coach one or two workouts a year when the regular coach gets caught in traffic.
Mark Spitz
I was bullied by a few people who were much older than me. I went to camp to learn boxing. I was 12, and my coach was 24. I felt like if I could fight him, I could stand up to anyone.
Liam Payne
People respected my experience, they hire me, they pay me what I am worth to coach their team.
Anatoli Boukreev
There’s a lot of young talent. I felt strongly that we wanted somebody with a great football mind who’d make it their mission to succeed. And a coach, likewise. Somebody young, energetic, open.
Shahid Khan
Detroit Pistons basketball slogan: When the going gets tough, we fire the coach.
Jeff Van Gundy
When I was in university, my dream was to be a coach, like a high school track coach. Not to teach.
Victoria Pratt
El Cholo is a great coach: he asks a lot of his players and demands a lot of intensity. If your guard is down even a bit in training, Cholo tells you put extra effort in quickly.
Antoine Griezmann
My ambition in high school was to be a high school coach and teacher, and that’s still what I do: teach.
Mike Krzyzewski
The more games you coach, the more comfortable you feel.
Scott Brooks
The Champions League is always special. I believe every player, every fan, every coach wants this trophy. It is unbelievable, and it is one of the greatest achievements you can have in football.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen
I think, as a coach, you have to be willing to do what’s best for the player. And you say what’s best for the player: is it better to give him a game suspension, three-game suspension, no suspension. I think each case may be different in that.
Kirby Smart
I don’t judge people. I don’t even judge people on ‘The Voice.’ I’m a coach. I’m there for constructive criticism and to aid and abet and discover new talent.
CeeLo Green
When I started playing in Sweden, there was nobody watching. No one knew who I was, so I was just playing for the love of the game. And after my first season, my coach came up to me and said, ‘Of all the people you’re the one who smiles the most on the field,’ and that was the biggest compliment I ever received.
Christen Press
Dad was the pitching coach, while Mom was the emotional supporter. Her unconditional love was great, and she wanted what was best for me. It was more about what she did than what she said, and she made sure I was the best I could be.
Jennie Finch
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
My coach and I will have these arguments where I am in pain or something is wrong, and I won’t tell him because I feel like I need to train. We have a blow-up of arguments, and he says, ‘Shelly, you need to tell me when these things are happening.’
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
If you could bring to me a majority of people to say that we’re going to have $10 of spending cuts for $1 of revenue enhancement, put me in, coach.
Jeb Bush
I have to say that flying on Air Force One sort of spoils you for coach on a regular airline.
Ron Reagan
My dad was my swim coach growing up, and I tried to get kicked out of practice every day. I was a little devil kid.
Ryan Lochte
When I first started singing – before ‘Treat Me Like Fire’ when I was working with a vocal coach – I realized that I wasn’t even breathing when I was singing.
Jillian Hervey
There’s nothing like having a football coach yelling at you at homecoming in front of a bunch of people. You do kind of get used to being inflappable in front of all that heated emotion. At times, that’s very useful in business.
Suzan DelBene
What’s it like finding out Denzel Washington wants you to direct his next movie? It’s like getting a phone call from Muhammad Ali or Michael Jordan saying they want you to coach them.
Antoine Fuqua
English players are as easy to coach. The problem is that the Premier League has the best players in the world, and statistically not all of them can be born in England. But we don’t have enough English players: we are working very hard on it.
Arsene Wenger
You’ve got to coach worrying about your entire team: whether that gets you a championship or whether that gets you fired. I think it allows you to coach free. You’re coaching with freedom because you know you’re doing what you think is right.
Doc Rivers
I always have confidence, whether I miss four in a row or make four in a row, that the next one’s going in. To a coach, sometimes that might not make sense.
Stephen Curry
Name one experienced coach anywhere in the world that would hand over their playbook to the other team. Unless it’s a fake playbook, it just doesn’t happen.
Jenna Morasca
Klopp is a great tactician and a great coach.
Roberto Firmino
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
A sportswriter’s life means never sitting with your wife or family at the games. Still working after everyone has gone to the party… Digging beneath a coach’s lies, not to forget those of athletic directors and general managers and owners of pro teams. Keeping a confidence. Risking it.
Dan Jenkins
Look at the better players of my era – Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Raymond Floyd. They had pros they worked with from time to time, but out on Tour, thousands of miles from home, each of them learned to be his own best coach. I think Tiger can do the same.
Arnold Palmer
Those that coach 10 years that take a year off are three times better coaches… in year 11.
Jeff Fisher
I take class at the Groundlings, and my personal coach is Lesley Kahn.
Jenn Proske
The thing that’s always struck me about Coach Marinelli’s defenses is how fast and aggressive they play.
Josh McDaniels
For me, it was watching the New York Giants growing up, with Bill Parcells and Lawrence Taylor and that whole crew coming up through the ’80s. And then, as I moved on to college, I thought I’d want to coach for sure.
Dan Quinn
For some reason the football coach of a major college program is seen as one of the leaders of the campus. And some way we have to let our young people know that that leader can look like anyone.
Tony Dungy
Being female and an advocate for equal opportunities, I want to see an equal representation in people applying for the head coach job for the women’s team.
Megan Rapinoe
My dad was a really big baseball guy who helped coach me and thought the game should be played the right way.
Drew Pomeranz
My dad has been my coach since I was seven years old – from 7 to 18 is when he coached my club team – and so it was always in the family. He introduced me to soccer at a young age and also kind of molded me into a good player at a young age, too. Which then I grew to love the game and be as passionate as he was.
Ali Krieger
The main thing I do now is I coach kids, and all of these stories along the way are based in reality.
Craig Johnston
As long as you are successful and winning matches, the language is no problem at all. But when the results are insufficient, the difficulties begin. At this time, a coach needs to go into more detail with his instructions, and that’s where the problems can lie.
Ottmar Hitzfeld
I think my broadcast partner Mike Gorman said it best. He said there’s a generation of fans who know me as a player and there’s a generation of fans who know me as a coach and now there’s a generation of fans who think I’m Shrek!
Tom Heinsohn
My coach told me if I broke the national record for the 200, I could run a 100.
Usain Bolt
In football, it’s the job of the player to play, the coach to coach, the official to officiate. Each guy is charged with upholding his end, nothing more. In golf, the player, coach and official are rolled into one, and they overlap completely. Golf really is the best microcosm of life – or at least the way life should be.
Lou Holtz
I love working with Coach O’Brien, Coach Godsey, and they are terrific football coaches.
Brock Osweiler
I go out there with whatever the coaches call, and whatever they do, I just go out there, and I’m the player. Coaches coach, and players play.
Wes Welker
When I work a game as an analyst, all I do is look at the game like a coach.
Lou Holtz
I played baseball in high school, and in some parallel universe, if I had not gone into filmmaking, I may have been the coach cursing at the kids.
Richard Linklater
The influence of a high school coach can be so powerful.
Scottie Pippen
I just coach and get my guys ready.
Jason Kidd
When I moved out, my mom and dad came to help me get settled into my apartment – a place I ultimately got hooked up with in Coach Nelson’s building. We had to figure out how to get all my shoes over here. That was a little stressful.
Stephen Curry
My brother Gary, who was my coach, five years my elder, studied human movements at Queensland University in Brisbane. We used to train together every day, and we’d train for so long that at the end of a session, we would physically almost collapse.
Matthew Hayden
So like any football or basketball coach, you always always believe you’re going to win.
Colin Powell
Football has that wonderful gift of being accessible. You don’t need much gear, a coach, or a lifeguard. You just need your imagination, strong legs, and a couple of friends, and it’s a game.
Wangechi Mutu
Speaking to the coach has been my number-one criterion at every club I’ve played for to find out what he expects from me, how he will make me improve, and that he’ll play me.
Dimitri Payet
No parent or coach can be true to any child and say he’s ready for the N.F.L. out of high school.
Tony Dorsett
They gave me my career. Coach O and LSU resurrected my career and made me what I am today.
Joe Burrow
If you look at the history of Notre Dame, if you hire a coach who’s been successful at another college program, they’re going to be ultra successful at Notre Dame because the talent will always be there.
Lou Holtz
I went to the Guilford School of Music and Drama, which was affiliated with the Royal Shakespeare Company. I was lucky enough to be taught by a beautiful, wonderful teacher called Patsy Rodenberg, who works a lot with the Royal Shakespeare Company as a voice coach and technician.
Rhys Ifans
I was playing cricket first and my cricket coach was the one that introduced me to track and field.
Usain Bolt
Well, my mum’s been a tennis coach – she coached me till I was 12.
Andy Murray
Teams usually take on the personality of the coach.
Khris Middleton
I’m not a coach and I know it. I’m too busy and it doesn’t pay. I’m expensive. But I would always advise.
Carl Lewis
I come here to be coach of Manchester City and train these players. That’s the reason I am here.
Pep Guardiola
You’re going to have disappointments. But how you handle those disappointments is the important thing for you and everybody that’s around you. That’s what I found from being not only a player but also a coach.
Ara Parseghian
The job as a coach is difficult.
Ottmar Hitzfeld
I had a great relationship with Coach Nee. I liked Doc Sadler a lot.
Tyronn Lue
Having been in football all my life as a player and a coach and having been on the sideline, I think the closer we can get to bringing people what it’s like standing and watching the game on the sideline, with a better view, would be the perfect situation for television football.
John Madden
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
When you are the invisible man to the head coach, the only option is to head for the exit.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Wooden was the coach for the UCLA Bruins, arguably the greatest sports coach we ever had.
Mark Frost
I don’t want to coach too far into my 60s. By then, I’ll be playing golf four or five times a week.
Steve Spurrier
A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning.
Chuck Noll
Ottmar is a big coach and a good gentleman. I don’t know if I’m a young Schweinsteiger; I’m another player. I am Granit Xhaka.
Granit Xhaka
I coach defending an awful lot but I don’t think too many teams in the Premier League or in the world of football actually coach defending anymore, certainly not the full-backs.
Sam Allardyce
I kept my speeches short as captain. I focused on the key points of the opposition of the day. As coach, I was never afraid to give long speeches to the players throughout our preparations. It was important they had all the information possible.
Franz Beckenbauer
I am training at such a high level that I actually could eat anything and get by. But as my coach always says, your body is like a car, and food is like your fuel. I am a race car, so I can’t just put unleaded fuel in my car. I need that good premium fuel.
Lolo Jones
I’m an owner that tends to absolutely be supportive of a coach and his vision if it’s a real sharp and smart vision. I really believe in that.
Jeffrey Lurie
Anytime you’re playing basketball, and you have a coach who you have to respect, you’ve got to be very disciplined.
Romeo Miller
You do have demons throughout the week; every coach does.
Brian McDermott
Every camp I do, I’m always trying to figure out how I can help kids get better, so holding the actual title of coach, that doesn’t matter to me. In life, I’m a coach. I think we all are.
Ray Allen
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
This isn’t an easy lifestyle for a coach’s wife. The coach is the guy who stands up and hears everyone tell him how great he is. The wife is the one waiting at home alone while the coach is spending every night at the office.
Joe Gibbs
I am a typed director. If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.
Alfred Hitchcock
I can’t tell you why a particular athlete would leave a certain coach, but I can tell you there could be many reasons. They could have personality conflicts. They could have misunderstandings. Lots of stuff can happen.
Alberto Salazar
When you’re a young talent, and you want to launch your brand, you always have tons of questions: Where should I produce? Should I launch a second line? Should I do shoes, accessories? If you have someone who can coach you and give you advice and help you find the right supplier, it’s a big help.
Delphine Arnault
When I was studying at the Iowa Writers School, I read a sports writer, Ron Maly, from the Des Moines Register. He was a good sports writer. I became real interested in the contrast between Lute Olson, who was the coach of Iowa at the time, and Ron Maly.
David Shields
I never thought being the producer was being the dictator. It means being the director and being the coach. It’s a way of keeping everybody focused on the goal, and also having final say. Everybody can be in the same car, but somebody has to drive.
Paul Stanley
I try and put in a weights section one day a week. I’d go to a different gym and work with a different coach: squatting, bench press, dead lifts. Just basic work. Pull-ups. Ground work. A lot of sit-ups and a lot of push-ups.
Daniel Dubois
The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.
John Madden
When you start the game, coaches will tell you to do stuff in a particular way, and kids do that. But the moment you start first-class cricket, the coach needs to tell you, ‘Try this, try that,’ instead of, ‘Do this, do that.’ If you feel comfortable, you can take it; otherwise, leave it.
Virender Sehwag
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
Bill Belichick was probably the most organized coach that I’ve ever been involved with.
Nick Saban
I dislike conflict, so I do try and steer clear of arguments. Apart from with my coach. Who I literally have an argument with every day.
Jessica Ennis-Hill
I’m a running coach and I am going to continue to run, but I would hope that we are better defensively.
Don Nelson
Governor is not the position to have in Oklahoma. It is the head coach of Oklahoma or Oklahoma State or Tulsa.
J. C. Watts
When Coach Belichick comes up to you during a game and says something to you, that’s great.
Rob Gronkowski
Everybody needs a coach.
Joe Gibbs
Every player needs a little time to adjust to new teammates and the mentality of the coach when you change clubs.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
I coach soccer, and my wife and I are very involved in our kids’ lives. Our family is busy with doctor appointments, soccer practice, school, work, travel, vacation… life.
Patrick Lencioni
Each and every head coach has their own ideas and philosophy. This club had a clear picture of what I would bring, and I was aware of what Norwich City means. I decided to sign here because I’m fully convinced this club is where I want to be.
Daniel Farke
I still work on it almost every day in the gym. You have to know your body and that also means knowing when it’s time to rest. Sometimes the coach will manage me and give me a day off so that I’m right for the weekend.
Abdoulaye Doucoure
He does great things on the pitch but the coach Van Gaal was a bad man.
Franck Ribery
Here’s the thing. You can’t get ten thousand hours of skiing. You spend so much time on the chairlift. My coach did a calculation of how many hours I’ve been on snow. We’d been overestimating. I think we came up with something like eleven total hours of skiing on snow a year. It’s, like, seven minutes a day.
Mikaela Shiffrin
Why can’t a seven-foot guy play a doctor? Why can’t I be a teacher? Why can’t I be a football coach? Why can’t I be a cab driver? Anything. Anything else than that. I can cry. I can do those things that they think the big guys can’t do. So just give us a chance.
Grizz Chapman
Jim Tomsula is going to be great coach for us. Players’ coach. Always around the guys. Someone that’s willing to listen to what the players say and has their intake.
Colin Kaepernick
Nobody’s more loyal than me as a football coach, I can tell you that.
Rex Ryan
You can’t make a manager have a coach he doesn’t want. I can’t make the head of the accounting department work with someone he doesn’t want.
Jerry Reinsdorf
It’s not any one person. It’s not any one coach. It’s the team.
Brian McBride
It was when my American coach Dan Pfaff came over from the States in 2009 and started working with me that we really began to look at my diet. He decided I was eating too many carbohydrates, so I cut back on bread. Over the next year I lost weight and became leaner.
Greg Rutherford
You have to respect the job of the other coach and then stop. He’s an opponent: I stop. Finish. I have respect for his job. He must have respect for my job.
Antonio Conte
I didn’t study dance. I had some ballet lessons because I needed it for posture and for my arms, mostly. My skating coach said I really needed it, from the belly button up, as opposed to the footwork. In skating, the shoes don’t move.
Dorothy Hamill
When I was 12, I had a coach tell me I would never be a championship pitcher. That devastated me. I was crushed.
Jennie Finch
I grew up in Indiana. My first four years of elementary were in the gym where Coach Wooden went to high school.
Steve Alford
As a player, I can tell them they don’t want to rush to become a coach, because there is a lot that goes on. This is all something new to me. You can talk to a lot of the coaches… and they can tell you. Until you go through it, then you can understand what it’s all about.
Jason Kidd
I’d rather be involved and somebody say, ‘Hey, coach, here’s what I need you to do. Go down to the D-League and work with guys’… I want the D-League coach to learn how to be a head coach.
Larry Brown
I’d tell any coach not to move for money… Stay at your job if you’re really happy.
Rick Pitino
Gerard Houllier is a great coach. He made me grow. He gave me chances in big games, which raised my confidence. It opened my eyes to what I could do. It was through him that I managed to trust myself.
Karim Benzema
The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I feel like a coach when I’m on the court. I just see basketball as a team sport.
Jose Calderon
I was impressionable at that age, and my high school coach did such an unbelievable job helping me, so I want to do that for other kids.
J. J. Watt
When a new coach comes to a new club with new ways, new ideas, the players have to adapt.
Antonio Conte
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
I don’t think about becoming a head coach. I really don’t. I’m not oblivious of people who mention it. When you are in any business, people expect to aspire to the top. I guess everyone is supposed to aspire to being the man at the top of the heap. But I never have.
Joe Greene
Tennis is not like other sports where the coach is hired by an independent entity, and that makes a huge difference in the dynamic.
Ivan Lendl
As a player, I could have the ball in my hands; I could kind of dictate what happens. I’m still learning, a young coach with young players. Sometimes I’m going to see things. They’re not going to see what I see. So it’s being able to translate that and help them see what I’m seeing.
Jason Kidd
It’s unrealistic to expect the person you go to for sage advice also to be the person you go out and have a good time with. And it’s unlikely that he or she will be the same person who’s pushing you and motivating you to do more every day, like a coach or manager does.
Tom Rath
If someone remembers me as a coach, they still call me ‘Coach,’ but if they know me for the video game, they just call me ‘Madden.’
John Madden
Really the team often will take on the personality of its coach.
Mark Messier
When I was a kid growing up, my dad being a football coach, he asked the same question of all the assistants that he ever hired: ‘Is your goal to be a head football coach?’
Chuck Pagano
You’re always growing as a coach, and I am not done growing, and hopefully I’m not done winning.
Doc Rivers
If all my bridge coach ever told me was that I was ‘satisfactory,’ I would have no hope of ever getting better. How would I know who was the best? How would I know what I was doing differently?
Bill Gates
Before I got to the NBA, I always flew coach – it was the worst time of my life. I remember being 14 or 15, and it was such a struggle to fit into those seats.
Kristaps Porzingis
In Boston I got to a point where I thought I was putting out fires more than being a baseball coach. And some of it was my fault. I was getting stubborn. My fuse was a little shorter than it needed to be. And that helps nobody.
Terry Francona
My children see me being coach enough. I gotta make sure they see me being dad.
Steve Alford
Our quarterbacks were getting hurt; a couple got kicked out of school. The coach asked who wanted to try out for QB. I went and tried out, and from there on, I was a quarterback. I was ineligible in 10th grade until spring, so I did baseball. I started in left field and pitched.
The corncob was the central object of my life. My father was a horse handler, first trotting and pacing horses, then coach horses, then work horses, finally saddle horses. I grew up around, on, and under horses, fed them, shoveled their manure, emptied the mangers of corncobs.
Paul Engle
I love coaching my grandkids, but I love working with my two sons. J.D. is the head coach, and I’m the assistant – you believe that? I missed so much of them growing up. I really messed up there. So I like working with J.D. and Coy. I’m trying not to do the same thing again. With J.D. and Coy, I missed so much.
Joe Gibbs
My mom used to work for Coach and Louis Vuitton, in retail. So, I’ve always been around it. I’ve always had that connection. Always.
Travis Scott
That’s the only thing that got me here is my teammates. My teammates and my coach. That’s the only reason I’m here.
Allen Iverson
I didn’t execute to a tee. But my coach always told me if I went out there and did my own thing, it’s OK as long as I win.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
I have to admit, I sometimes wonder how much more successful I would have been as a coach had it not been for my spending summers on the golf course. I could have watched more film, that’s for sure. One advantage Joe Paterno had over me was that he didn’t play golf.
Lou Holtz
Ava DuVernay is my personal Phil Jackson. She’s a perfect coach.
Omar Dorsey
I spend around two and half hours on the track every day running and another 2 hours in the weight room lifting weights with my strength coach.
Allyson Felix
My coach keeps telling me to say I’m not going to retire. I should just go through the motions and see what I feel every year and see if I really want to do it, but personally, I want to do it, but my coach says just take your time, don’t rush.
Usain Bolt
Every coach has to put himself in his club and to try to become a really important coach for his club. The most important thing is that the club can be happy, the fans can be happy, and the players can be happy with your work. This must be our task. Then, if you are No. 4, No. 5, No. 6, this is not important.
Antonio Conte
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
When you coach Russ Smith, you have a nervous breakdown on every possession. He’s not from a different country. He’s from a different planet.
Rick Pitino
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Jenna Morasca
I’m a soccer dad at heart. I want five kids, and I want to get married. I want to coach Little League.
Mekhi Phifer
Your job, as a head coach and general manager, is to listen and not bypass any opportunity to help your team improve.
Josh McDaniels
I don’t want to be an invisible coach. I want to provide guidelines to solve problems, coming from the base I have, as I had to work a lot considering I did not play at Barca until I was 17.
Carles Puyol
I won coach of the year at the ESPYs, but I didn’t go to ESPYs. That’s not me. I don’t want the attention.
Tyronn Lue
I think every time you coach a certain team, when you leave that franchise, I think you continue to grow. You take a look at the things that you did, the things you wish you had done better. You analyze your strengths and your weaknesses, and then when you move to your next job, you continue to do the same thing.
Doug Collins
I’m blessed just making it to the NBA. That was my first goal and dream. Playing with Kobe and Shaq and for a coach like Phil Jackson, and then going to play with guys like Jordan and Jerry Stackhouse, it’s just a crazy experience.
Tyronn Lue
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
I have a wonderful English-language dialogue coach. All the time I have to speak English, he is with me. It is a double effort, because you have to say the words correctly and then act them.
Adriana Barraza
Marty Schottenheimer knows how to win, and that’s what Redskins fans demand in a coach.
Daniel Snyder
I was a good decathlete until I got with a coach that really knew how to train specifically for the event… I’d really describe it as like being a juggler; you have ten balls and you’re trying to get them all in the air at the same time.
Dan O’Brien
Head and neck injuries are what parents thinking about letting their children play tackle football should be thinking about, talking about, and demanding answers about, from any coach presenting himself as a worthy custodian for their child’s introduction to tackle football.
Peter Berg
In high school I was on the basketball team, but the coach did something I didn’t dig and the next day he looked up and saw me practising with the football team.
Charles Mingus
If you grew up in a household with a football coach who looks like a drill sergeant, you would think you would be tough.
Brett Favre
Dad was the pitching coach, while Mom was the emotional supporter. Her unconditional love was great, and she wanted what was best for me.
Jennie Finch
My coach, Liang Chow, had one rule while I was training for the 2008 Olympics: no skiing. I could do anything I wanted outside the gym, he said, except ski.
Shawn Johnson
You can’t make an artist like Lady Gaga. You can help support, you can help develop the vision – I think you can add to the vision – but you just can’t make an artist like that. That’s like saying Lebron James’ high school coach made Lebron James.
Troy Carter
At some point in time I will be honored if I would be mentioned as a coach.
Karl Malone
I’m a head coach. I’m not a politician, an activist, or an expert on societal issues.
Jeff Fisher
On one of our very first days when we tried rowing, our coach, James Mangan, showed us a video of the Boat Race. That was part of the impetus for us to start rowing.
Tyler Winklevoss
I’ve always respected Coach Frank. I kind of publicly recruited him because I really need him and want him. I’m kind of the college recruiter now because he brings a lot to the table. He’s had success here and understands the good and the bad, so I’m recruiting him to join my staff.
Jason Kidd
Every coach, when starting work at a new club, hopes to stay many, many years because it means you are working very well. You have the possibility to improve your players, to improve your team, and to grow together.
Antonio Conte
I think when you have strong leadership at the coaching level and you empower the coach and the coaching staff, you have a lot more stability.
Jeffrey Lurie
I’ve been very fortunate to be with Coach Saban this long, learned a lot of football from him. It’s been kind of the key to my personal success out of the places that I’ve coached.
Kirby Smart
Behind every great athlete is a masterful coach that inspires the athlete to evolve into the strongest performer they can become.
Cathy Engelbert
Unfortunately, sometimes the fans forget who puts the money and passion into the club. It’s funny, but when you win, it’s the coach and the players who are responsible, but when you lose, it’s the owner’s fault; but that’s football.
Andrea Della Valle
As a parent, you have to be good coach and bad coach, and I think in the college-application process, I didn’t want to be bad coach. ‘This is amazing! I’m so proud of you!’ That’s the role I wanted with my kids.
Laurene Powell Jobs
Professor Tite has played a big role in the Selecao’s ascent. He’s a brilliant coach, with a unique way of working, but he’s also a marvellous person. He makes everyone feel at ease.
Roberto Firmino
I have been very fortunate to coach marvellous teams, and it has been a great honour to work for Switzerland.
Ottmar Hitzfeld
Since being diagnosed with Asperger’s, I’d been working with an acting coach who has now become a good friend. We’d been trying lots of improvisational techniques to help me with some of the problems I experience. But it’s a very slow process.
Paddy Considine
It’s always important for a coach to decide on the short term and long term – one factor doesn’t block out the other.
Ottmar Hitzfeld
It’s interesting too, that the coach of that Georgia Tech team who led his valiant warriors to those 222 points was none other than John Heisman. Yes, he whom the Heisman trophy is named for, an award that honors that college player who best exemplifies excellence and integrity.
Frank Deford
When I first asked my boxing coach, two-time Olympic champion Hector Vinent, what made the Cuban style of fighting distinct from the rest of the world, he smiled and told me to sit on a bench in Prado and watch the Cuban women walk.
Brin-Jonathan Butler
Everything I have experienced and learned in football led me towards one day becoming a coach.
Roberto Carlos
Passion and hunger are the two ingredients that I look for in first making the judgment on – whether an athlete, an assistant coach, or a horse trainer or anybody I do business with.
Rick Pitino
If you’re a coach, and you don’t have trust with players, you’ve got no chance, and your credibility is zero. And that’s why it’s so important to tell them the truth. If you have something that you’re upset about, tell them the truth. If they’re doing something wrong, tell them the truth.
Tony La Russa
When I started competing, you had to have your coach there. Now you can be coached from a home office via Skype or video. That’s not the same as having them on the field with you.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
I love my relationship with Coach Vermeil because it is one of the few genuine relationships that I have.
Dante Hall
You want a coach who is going to push you and be strong and be in your corner when it’s tough, but sometimes you have coaches who think they are more important than the players. That’s where the conflicts come.
Ana Ivanovic
I have no desire at all to become the winningest coach at Notre Dame. The record belongs to Knute Rockne or some other coach in the future.
Lou Holtz
Coming to another hockey Mecca like Toronto makes you a better coach. I want to have fun again. I want to make it fun for everybody, and it’s fun when you win.
Pat Burns
For a coach to be able to help you, they need to get to know you well. They need to see what’s happening – that you are not in the mood to talk, or something like this. It is very hard to find the right person.
Ana Ivanovic
Whenever I have a problem, I always talk to someone away from cricket; usually a friend or a family member who is invested in wanting to help me but who won’t give me a coach’s perspective or a cricketer’s perspective.
Jos Buttler
I had a job to take care of my parents, to take care of some bills at the house, because my daddy wasn’t working. I had to figure out how to make that all work at one time. I was working at Boston Market… I told my coach, ‘I can’t play football because I have to make money to help my mom.’
Jason Pierre-Paul
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
The biggest thing as a head coach, you want to make sure you exhaust every option.
Bill Cowher
When I was 6 or 7, my gymnastics coach looked at my quads and told the other coach to come over and see my quads. They were big then and still are. But I’ve kind of embraced it through the years.
Ali Krieger
A coach I had in Spain, Scott Roth, he used to call me Zinger. He would yell at me all the time, ‘Zinger!’ It’s just stuck in my head that I don’t like that name.
Kristaps Porzingis
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
That’s a dream of mine, to be able to coach at the NBA level.
John Starks
My first acting lessons were Shakespeare. The first time I ever started working with a coach was doing scenes from ‘Measure for Measure,’ which were tough dramatic scenes. And then ‘Taming of the Shrew,’ which required comedic timing. And that’s the kind of stuff I love.
Dave Bautista
I coach a high school wrestling team and a middle school team. I consider myself a coach and an activist, so I’m really involved in the community.
Nate Parker
I had a tremendous one season playing for Coach Kubiak, and I have nothing but great things to say about him as a person and a coach.
Brock Osweiler
Coach Skiles is tough. He’s been my only coach in the NBA, so I’m used to it. His rules are a little different at times. At the end of the day, he just wants you to play hard defense, and you can’t fault him for that.
Brandon Jennings
I’ve put in 63 years now in the big leagues as a player, coach, manager. And now just being around these young guys, it keeps you going pretty good.
Red Schoendienst
So if the players trust the coach, it’s not a problem. If the players don’t trust the coach, it is a problem, and vice versa.
Bill Parcells
I don’t think there’s any difference in my passion than when I was a young coach. I hope somebody in some way realizes I could be an asset, but we’ll just wait and see.
Larry Brown
Becoming a coach has to be in your blood. There are hundreds and thousands of former athletes out there, but there are maybe only 10 people who want to dedicate their lives by taking on a job as a coach. Not only a master, a coach should also be a brother or sister to his apprentices.
Joe Taslim
I have a mental coach in Korea, and I talk to her every week before the tournament, during the tournament and try to talk to her and try to get a little bit of the pressure off.
Inbee Park
I started when I was six years old. My first coach was my granny, she was the best player in Slovakia.
Daniela Hantuchova
When I was nine or ten, I had a chat with my coach and I asked if I could play in goal. I started playing as a goalkeeper and it was love at first sight. Only a goalkeeper knows how it is.
When I was really little, I was on a Pop Warner squad. I did it for a year. My dad was a Pop Warner football coach. I did it because my best friend was also on this cheer squad, and of course I looked up to my sister who was a cheerleader, so I wanted to cheer.
Ashley Tisdale
When I was in Italy, I liked to say, no, that the manager, the coach, is like a tailor. A tailor who must build a dress, the best dress for the team.
Antonio Conte
I will never coach again. I don’t want to, but I wouldn’t even if I did.
Mike Ditka