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Re: Top Coaches who never played at high level or at all

One of the most overrated thoughts out there is that if you weren't a great player, you can't be a great coach. It's a big fallacy.

I don't think you have to have been a great player [to coach]. "You just have to understand the game, and how to teach the game.

You just have to have a great understanding of the game and teach it and enjoy dealing with young guys". "The proof is in the pudding. There have been a lot of great players out there that haven't turned out to be good coaches, too."

At the end of the day," he said, "you've got to have confidence and passion. You've got to have a knowledge base and you've got to be able to make people better.
Its all about passion for the game.

Belichick's father, Steve, was a longtime college football scout and coach who worked for 34 years at the U.S. Naval Academy. Bill often studied football with his father, and has cited him as one of his greatest mentors. He went on to play football and lacrosse in high school and football, lacrosse, and squash at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. He was captain of the lacrosse team in his senior year.

Pat Burns
Ken Hitch
John Cooper
Bob Hartley
Scott Bowman

Indiana's Tom Crean, Baylor's Scott Drew, Marquette's Buzz Williams and Cincinnati's Mick Cronin -- who never played college basketball. (Actually, it's five if you include Roy Williams, who played for North Carolina's JV team.)

Great Info ! Thanks again, but that was all covered last week !

Re: Top Coaches who never played at high level or at all

But it is very nice when your coach has been coached by a great coach himself. You can't beat experience