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
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.
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.
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.
The team with the best athletes doesn't usually win.
It's the team with the athletes who play best together.
It's not the will to win that matters-everyone has that.
It's the will to prepare to win that matters.
A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.
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.
Alabama fans love Alabama football. Auburn fans love Auburn.
The most important thing in coaching is communication.
It's not what you say as much as what they absorb.
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.
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.
I celebrate a victory when I start walking off the field.
By the time I get to the locker room, I'm done.
Hard things take time to do. Impossible things take a little longer.
I stare out the window and wait for spring.
The interesting thing about coaching is that you have to trouble the comfortable, and comfort the troubled
I want you to be forever strong on the field, so that you will be forever strong off the field.
My responsibility is leadership, and the minute I get negative, that is going to have an influence on my team.
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.
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.
The more honor and self-respect among players, the greater the team.
Every game is an opportunity to measure yourself against your own potential.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough, is being good every day.
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.
When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.