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Quotes of the Day for 19 March 2004 – Coaching

A reader "down under" asked for quotes on coaching as he prepares to begin coaching a young soccer team. I don't have anything specific to soccer, even though my brother has coached soccer "down in California" for many years, but at least some of these should be general enough.

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The quotes:

One loss is good for the soul. Too many losses are not good for the coach.
     - Knute Rockne

[Notre Dame football coach Knute] Rockne wanted nothing but 'Bad Losers.' Good losers get into the habit of losing.
     - George E. Allen

Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
     - Herbert Kaufman

Selecting the right person for the right job is the largest part of coaching.
     - Philip Crosby

If a man coaches himself, then he has only himself to blame when he is beaten.
     - Roger Bannister

Being in politics is like being a football coach; you have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important.
     - Eugene McCarthy

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