OBSERVATION: Coaching Is All About Teaching — John Wooden

A leader, particularly a teacher or coach, has a most powerful influence on those he or she leads, perhaps more than anyone outside the family.  Therefore, it is the obligation of that leader, teacher, or coach to treat such responsibility as a grave concern.  I consider it a sacred trust:  helping to mold character, instill productive principles and values, and provide a positive example to those under my supervision. I like to think the players I coached, however they came to UCLA, left as men of character.

— John Wooden, 1910 – 2010, celebrated UCLA men’s basketball coach

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