Monthly Archives: January 2011

JoePa

Joe Paterno is a remarkable man.  Here he is in his 80’s, while another great coach, Urban Meyer, 46, steps down because of the stress involved in coaching.  It’s not only events that shape our lives, but how we react … Continue reading

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A Young Leader

Some people questioned Gordon Beckham saying, “I want to be to the White Sox what Derek Jeter is to the Yankees.” How can a youngster who never has played a Major League game make this kind of statement? That is … Continue reading

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The Master Motivator

Last week I wrote about John Wooden and today I am writing about Vince Lombardi.  These men are two of the greatest coaches of all-time, yet they were complete opposites when it came to personality. Contrast John Wooden’s calm demeanor … Continue reading

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The Wizard of Westwood

I do not know of anyone who did not have great respect for John Wooden. Coach Wooden was not a controversial figure; his quote, “Make each day your masterpiece” is something that I have written on a piece of paper … Continue reading

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