Hiring a new coach

Sometimes Fredonia has to hire new coaches.

One thing I’ve noticed is that student-athletes who have strong preferences about who their coach will be–to the point that they get upset if their preferred candidate isn’t chosen–are often the same student-athletes who aren’t very coachable in the first place.

Left to their own devices these student-athletes will become non-coachable employees. It’s not that they won’t be able to get a job; it’s that they won’t be happy in whatever job they get.

Humility would appear to be the solution: “I understand I’m not always right.”

And as cliche as it is, “Team before self.”