With so many factors affecting a coach’s performance, a D1 coach must truly stick to his or her values. They must attack every situation head on and use their best judgment in every situation. I believe that there must be a balance between task orientation and people orientation. You can’t simply decide you want to be a shark type coach for you’re whole career and even if you do, chances are that your attitude will change. It really depends on the situation but there most definitely must be a balance. I personally feel as if I am stronger in terms of people orientation than with
task orientation. I guess you can consider me a mommy’s boy and so my mom babied me in a way that weakened my task orientation. I must attribute a lot my success to her and the rest of my family in terms of being more people oriented. I feel as if I can communicate easily with others and truly understand them and their feelings. My past experiences help me understand these emotions or feelings since I have wrestled on the collegiate level. I have a good understanding of hard work because I don’t use any excuses to take away from my losses and I won’t let any of my athletes use excuses to take away from their losses. That is how I learned that hard work really does pay off. I learned that hard works directly corresponds to your outcome. It is not simply hard work but you must train and live
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- Spring '16
- Coach, Head coach, Vince Lombardi