Talkin' with Trav: The difference between a good coach and a great one

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  • Louisiana Cougar Pineville, LA
    Jan. 19, 2012 5:04 p.m.

    Thoughtful and insightful.

    As a business professor who writes about great leadership, I think Travis pretty well summarized the importance of the leader as someone who genuinely values others.

    Dave Rose seems to personify that quality. I loved reading about the Russian coach who also had that capability of inspiring others to become better than they thought they could ever be!

    Stephen R. Covey defines leadership as treating others so well that they come to discover the best within themselves and strive to achieve it. The coaches Travis wrote about all seem to be that kind of leader.

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    Jan. 19, 2012 11:26 a.m.

    Good read Travis, I love hearing a players perspective on what makes a great coach great. There are many wonderful coaches who live what they preach and teach to their players and as a coach I enjoyed your perspective. I never played for Coach Dupaix at Skyline, but coached against him over the years and know kids and coaches who've been with him and I'd say he qualifies.
    Too many coaches get caught up in what people think about them as coaches and make decisions based on others opinions and perceptions instead of making decisions on what is best for the team and the kids.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Jan. 18, 2012 1:18 p.m.

    Third grader playing other cities? Seems like wasted time. Then again, I just read part of the article...I need to learn about wasting time.