Fear and Failure

Dear Coach – A letter on respect and teamwork by Louis Nix III

Dear Coach – A letter on respect and teamwork by Louis Nix III

Dear Coach, I want to take a moment to write you a letter to remind you of the importance of your job. I know you put in a lot of time and effort and I can imagine that at times your job feels kind of thankless. Don’t forget, though, that you have a tremendous impact on the young people that you coach. You are simultaneously an authority figure, a role model, and a friend. To sum it up, your team ...[Read More]

I don’t get a big charge out of being the leading scorer.  The object of competing is winning.  I just try to do what has to be done for us to win.  That might be anything at anytime – defense, rebounding, passing.  I get satisfaction out of being a team player.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

What it takes to be number one

What it takes to be number one

You’ve got to pay the price.  Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all-the-time thing.  You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time.  Winning is a habit.  Unfortunately, so is losing. There is no room for second place.  There is only one place in my game and that is first place.  I have finished second twice i ...[Read More]

What is never acceptable…

Brian Kelly’s Paradigm for Winning

Brian Kelly Paradigm for winning

We have a paradigm for winning.  It’s something we talk about actually in our locker room.  It’s called four quarters of winning, It starts with getting off to a quick start.  We talk about getting off to that quick start how important that is in the first quarter.  Second quarter is attention to detail.  The third quarter is effort and enthusiasm, and the fourth quarter is finish strong. Brian Ke ...[Read More]



If you can keep your head when others all around you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look to good, nor talk to wire: If you can dream R ...[Read More]

The secret of winning football games is working more as a team, less as individuals.  I play not my 11 best, but my best 11.

Knute Rockne