If you trust, you will be disappointed occasionally, but if you mistrust, you will be miserable all the time.— Abraham Lincoln
Colossal Sports Coach quotations
The real workout starts when you want to stop.
Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back... play for her.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.
Your body will be around a lot longer than that expensive handbag. Invest in yourself.
Victory is in having done your best. If you've done your best, you've won.
Coaching is making men do what they don't want, so they can become what they want to be
If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out.
Our bodies are capable of anything. It's our mind we have to convince.
There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out.
Basketball really had its origin in Indiana, which remains the center of the sport.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a vision, a dream.
It's not the will to win that matters-everyone has that.
It's the will to prepare to win that matters.
The team with the best athletes doesn't usually win.
It's the team with the athletes who play best together.
A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
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.
The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb.
To be a back, you only have to be dumb.
The most important thing in coaching is communication.
It's not what you say as much as what they absorb.
If youre not failing once in a while, it probably means youre not stretching yourself.
Alabama fans love Alabama football. Auburn fans love Auburn.
My coach told me, "Larry, no matter how much you work at it, there's always someone out there who's working just a little harder - if you take 150 practice shots, he's taking 200." And that drove me.
What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
My failure gave me strength, my pain was my motivation.
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
I celebrate a victory when I start walking off the field.
By the time I get to the locker room, I'm done.
You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.
Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
The interesting thing about coaching is that you have to trouble the comfortable, and comfort the troubled
I stare out the window and wait for spring.
I want you to be forever strong on the field, so that you will be forever strong off the field.
Sport doesn't build character, it reveals it.
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.
Hard things take time to do. Impossible things take a little longer.
Every game is an opportunity to measure yourself against your own potential.
A coach is someone who can give correction without resentment.
My responsibility is leadership, and the minute I get negative, that is going to have an influence on my team.
The more honor and self-respect among players, the greater the team.
Nobody wanted me. Scouts told me to go to school, to forget baseball. Coaches said, 'You're never going to make it.' I appreciated their honesty, because I think when someone tells you something you may not like, you have to use that as fuel for motivation.
A coach is someone who tells you what you don't want to hear, who has you see what you don't want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be.
Football is something like war. Whoever behaves too properly, is lost.
I learn teaching from teachers. I learn golf from golfers. I learn winning from coaches.
We know that hockey is where we live, where we can best meet and overcome pain and wrong and death. Life is just a place where we spend time between games.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough, is being good every day.
The sport of wrestling is a tremendous builder of the values and characteristics which are needed to succeed in any walk of life. Much of what I have managed to achieve in life I owe directly to the years I spent in the wrestling room, as an athlete and a coach. Wrestling is a great educational tool.