November 16, 2021

5 Characteristics of Champions

Are champions born or are they molded by their experiences? The answer is probably a mixture of the two. While there are born winners among us, becoming a champion — or developing a championship mindset — can be nurtured. Anyone who’s been a co...

November 19, 2020

Iron Sharpens Iron: Calloused Hands, Bloody Knuckles & a Fire in your Heart

As with most of you, I’ve derived a lot of the motivation for my life from family members. In my family, the main source of inspiration was my grandfather, Gabriel. Stern, stubborn, and strong as an ox in many ways, he was a card-carrying advocate ...

September 11, 2018

Coach & Athletic Director is asking, ‘What’s Your Motivation?’

Coach & Athletic Director is asking readers to send in photos of the motivational and inspirational phrases hanging throughout their athletic facilities. It’s common for programs to inscribe quotes on the walls of their locker rooms or hang ...

July 24, 2017

A tribute to the strength of coaches

It has been said that life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. Two undeniable and highly visible characteristics of great coaches are their indelible courage and inner strength. All aspects and categories of the coaching profession ...

June 7, 2017

Between the Lines: Motivating athletes with more than words

There’s a scene from the movie “Remember the Titans” where coach Herman Boone, played by Denzel Washington, leads his team on a grueling morning run. They maneuver through forests and splash through creeks before arriving at Gettysburg, whe...

July 21, 2016

Coach and Athletic Director is now on Instagram

Coach and Athletic Director is now on Instagram, and we’re inviting readers to be part of our community! Follow Coach and Athletic Director on Instagram before Aug. 8, and one follower will win some great coaching or athletic administration ...

June 4, 2015

Teacher: Steph Curry’s message hurts young athletes

Off the court, NBA MVP Steph Curry has been an inspirational figure to young athletes. But a California English teacher fears his message might be doing more harm than good. [caption id="attachment_11517" align="alignright" width="252"] Photo: Kei...