As an educator, athletic director, coach, sports fan, parent of young athletes, and former athlete, I have many perspectives on the relationships between coaches and players. (Refer to my earlier blog posts about angry coaches.) The book The Matheny Manifesto provides good insight to this issue from the view of a former major league baseball player/current MLB manager who once coached a youth baseball team. Check out Mike Matheny's website for more info about his ideas of "transformational coaching" and "service leadership." If you don't have time to read the book, I've made a list of important quotations. (You're welcome.)
(Matheny’s writing won’t win him the Man Booker award, but his ability to take a fast pitch to the jaw without flinching might win him some “Man Tough” award. Don't watch if blood gushing from the mouth makes you queasy.)
Sabers AD Pete Heimer, blogging about various sports- and non-sports-related topics (mostly sports-related). The views expressed here are those of the author only and do not necessarily represent opinions of the school..