“There is no greater honor than to sacrifice for a brother” – Matt Deggs, Baseball Coach at Sam Houston State. There are just some coaches that you want to play for. Matt Deggs is one of them. After a loss that knocked his team out of the NCAA tournament in 2017 – Deggs gets deep. He talks about love, being a transactional coach and becoming a transformational coach.
One coach will impact more people in a year, than most people do in a lifetime. If you do not agree with this quote, go and ask someone who impacted their life. Odds are that they will tell you the name of a coach, or a teacher. If you had a coach who impacted your life, please make sure to let them know.
Coaches love building other coaches up. After you have coached for numerous years, you love looking back at your coaching family tree and seeing the branches. We hear about those branches all the time in the NFL. Recently, one of college football’s big tree’s went and visited one of his branches. Lou Holtz was the Head Coach at the University of Notre Dame and at the University of ...[Read More]
We saw this great tribute video of late coach Don Meyer floating around on twitter and we could not wait to share it with our community. Coach Meyer is one of the winningest coaches of all time with 923 wins and only 324 loses. But really he is most remembered as an amazing servant leader. Coach Meyer coached for 38 seasons and even though his last years were impacted by his 2008 car accident a ...[Read More]
It really is Awesome Baby – this book by Dick Vitale is the first official book share from the Every Day, Getting Better staff. Every coach knows Dickie V and damn near every coach loves him. At 75 years old, but with more energy than a college freshman, Dickie V tells the story of his career. Growing up in Jersey, his first college job at Rutgers, moving up to the NBA to coach the Piston ...[Read More]
Fran Fraschilla is one of the best basketball minds in the world. His knowledge of the game both at home and internationally is unrivaled. Recently we sent Coach a tweet asking him “What one quote did you always tell your player?” His reply was awesome, and still relevant for today’s athletes: Do your work early As coaches we know that not all of our players have the same work ...[Read More]
ESPN’s E-60 recently ran this feature on distance runner Kayla Montgomery. Kayla, who lives with multiple sclerosis, has become an elite distance runner. MS is a disease where the body’s immune system attacks its own cells. Your body is literally fighting against you. While running, Kayla loses all feeling in her legs, yet she continues on. Fighting through, and never giving up. ...[Read More]
Keeping with our theme of failure being ok – today we bring you, FAIL HARDER!
I’m just a plowhand from Arkansas, but I have learned how to hold a team together. How to lift some men up, how to calm down others, until finally they’ve got one heartbeat together, a team. There’s just three things I’d ever day: If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes real good, then you did it. That’s all it ta ...[Read More]