HIRING ASSISTANT COACHES Jan 5, 2012 12:26:44 GMT
Post by Oneback on Jan 5, 2012 12:26:44 GMT
BEAR BRYANT ON ASSISTANT COACHES:
"I DON'T LIKE THE WORD "WILLING" IN CONNECTION WITH AN ASSISTANT COACH. FIRST, IF THE COACHES ARE NOT WILLING, THEY SHOULD NOT BE COACHING. COACHING IS NOT AN 8 TO 5 JOB. THE ASSISTANT COACH WHO IS "WILLING" TO WORK A LITTLE EXTRA TO GET THE JOB DONE IS NOT THE ONE I WANT ON MY STAFF. THE ASSISTANT COACH WHO "WANTS" TO DO WHAT IS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO GET THE TEAM READY TO PLAY, REGARDLESS OF THE TIME ELEMENT INVOLVED, IS THE MAN WHOM I WANT TO ASSIST ME"!!!
NOTE: BRYANT LISTED THE ABOVE, AS WELL AS ABSOLUTE "LOYALTY", AS THE TWO MAIN PREREQUISITES FOR BOTH THE HEAD COACH AND HIS ASSISTANTS. LOYALTY IS A "2-WAY STREET — THE ASSISTANTS MUST BE LOYAL TO THE HEAD COACH, JUST AS HE MUST BE LOYAL TO THE ASSISTANTS!!!!!
PS: Paul Brown (NFL HOF COACH) on hiring assistants:
"Forming a coaching staff can be equated with working in a bank. You can teach people to add and divide, but you can't teach them to be honest. Techniques & intracies of football come with experience, but the loyalties and the ability to survive the pressures of the game must be inherent".
If you work for a man, in heaven's name work for him. If he pays you wages which supply you bread and butter, work for him; speak well of him; stand by him, and stand by the institution he represents. If put to a pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness. If you must vilify, condemn, and eternally disparage, resign your position, and when you are outside, damn to your heart's content, but as long as you are part of the institution do not condemn it. If you do that, you are loosening the tendrils that are holding you to the institution, and at the first high wind that comes along, you will be uprooted and blown away, and will probably never know the reason why.