Coach Quotes: Best of the Best

11.27.13

Over the past couple months, we ran a twitter campaign called "50 Days of Coach Quotes", and here are the most popular decided by our followers:

1st Place- Don Meyer ( coach quote #6)

Don Meyer is a retired American college basketball coach who completed his career in 2010 as head coach of the men's team at Northern State University. Meyer held the record for most wins by a men's basketball coach whose career included at least one spell with an NCAA member school, until it was surpassed by Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski in November 2011.


2nd Place- John Wooden ( coach quote #12)

Don Meyer is a retired American college basketball coach who completed his career in 2010 as head coach of the men's team at Northern State University. Meyer held the record for most wins by a men's basketball coach whose career included at least one spell with an NCAA member school, until it was surpassed by Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski in November 2011.


3rd Place- Lou Holtz ( coach quote #1)

Louis Leo "Lou" Holtz is a retired American football coach, and active sportscaster, author, and motivational speaker. He served as the head football coach at The College of William & Mary, North Carolina State University, the University of Arkansas, the University of Minnesota, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of South Carolina, compiling a career record of 249–132–7. Holtz's 1988 Notre Dame team went 12–0 with a victory in the Fiesta Bowl and was the consensus national champion. Holtz is the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings.


Honorable Mention- Mike Ditka ( coach quote #19)

Mike Ditka is a former American football player, coach, and television commentator. Ditka coached the Chicago Bears for 11 years and New Orleans Saints for three years. Ditka and Tom Flores are the only two people to win an NFL title as a player, an assistant coach, and a head coach. He was also the only individual in modern NFL history to win a championship with the same team as a player and a head coach.