Ok, there are three types of coaches that take over a new team.
1. The Asprin Coach
2. The Penicillin Coach
3. The Chemo Coach
These might also be referred to as:
1. The coach that wants to be liked.
2. The coach that is not willing to do what it takes.
3. And the coach that is there to win.
The first two show up for a paycheck.
And the third?
Well, he wants a championship.
May you always play and work for the the third.
“There’s three kinds of coaches,” said Plank. “First, there’s the aspirin coach. He’s the guy that comes in and feeds you a bunch of baloney and makes you feel better initially, but nothing changes. Then there’s the penicillin coach. He comes in and fixes almost everything. The problems, the illnesses. But there’s one thing he can’t fix and that’s cancer on a team. What’s cancer? Guys don’t like each other, the offense versus the defense, huge attitudes. You need the third kind of coach for that: the chemo coach. Bill Parcells, Mike Ditka. The chemo coach comes in, man, he’s the new sheriff in town. He’s so powerful by the way he looks, his presence, his actions. If you got a bad attitude, you don’t buy into his system? He doesn’t care who you are—you’re gone.”
-Rich Cohen, Monsters
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