Thursday, October 18, 2007

the importance of the coach

In my opinion, athletics is one of the few remaining bastions in our society which can help mold such badly needed personal characteristics as self-discipline, rugged determination, self-control in times of stress, unselfishness, good sportsmanship, and fair play. I hasten to add that most of these qualities must be taught. It is certainly not true that all athletes have these characteristics, hence the importance of the coach.
–Duard Walker (born 1924), legendary Milligan College teacher and coach for 50 years.

[Photo of Milligan College head baseball coach Nathan Meade with freshman pitcher Jason Trivett]

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