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GLBC 1200 - The Sporting Life

Strategies for selecting a coach

Pick a sport you like and know a little bit about.

Pick at least one controversial coach who has been in the news.

Pick a famous team (such as the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team) and profile their coach.

Look for coaching rivalries.

Look at coaches who coached the same team, especially one that succeeded the other (Whitey Herzog and Joe Torre of the St. Louis Cardinals).

Look at the most successful coaches in a sport or those with great longevity.

Sample Wikipedia searches

Coaching philosophy

College + sport + coaches (E.g. college basketball coaches)

Coach of the Year

Coaching controversies

Greatest coaches

Hall of Fame coaches

Selected books available at the Webster Library: