What can we learn from the passing of a coach?


What can we learn from the passing of a coach?
Last week, we lost one of the brightest minds in college football. At the age of 61, Mike Leach left this world after suffering a major cardiac arrest.

Coach Leach was one of this guys who always had something to say. Sometimes, it even made sense.

He was known for his unorthodox play calling and coaching style, and always quick with a sound bite for the media. I did not know coach Leach personally, but had the pleasure of watching him for years while my girls attended Texas Tech.

Since his passing last week, social media has blown up with tributes from players, fans and other coaches alike. Universities all over the country honored him with scoreboards, billboards and holding a moment of silence before games. It warmed my heart to see all the love and admiration for this pirate.

Here’s what we can learn from Coach Leach.

👉 Swing your sword 🗡️
Learn how to use your tools properly.

👉 Be prepared
One of the most important things you can do is practice.

👉 Know your enemy (competition)
Learning their strengths will reveal their weaknesses, use that to your advantage.

👉 Your battle is won or lost in the trenches.
Life is won or lost on the line. It comes down to who wants it more.

👉 Focus on Football Time
Limit all distractions and focus on the task at hand. When it’s over if you won, celebrate, if you lost, figure out why and fix it.

There are many more things we can learn from this man, perhaps, I’ll save those for another time.

Until then, Swing Your Sword Coach, I hope you found your inner Pirate.

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