Recently, headlines across the country have given various examples of what a coach should or should not do as it relates to their player’s. Stories detailing allegations of bad behavior by coaches or bad advice being given to players in the form of harming referees in an effort to retaliate or even stories of players limiting their effort in order to change the outcomes of games. As a former professional athlete, these headlines are disturbing to me and point to both the positive & negative leadership influences of coaches.
Influences that reveal the long-term impact which takes place when “The Coach as Leader” is roaming the sidelines. So my question today is, at what point does the shaping, building and molding of athletes transcend the lines on the field? For example, should we expect our coaches to build into the character, integrity, and values of our athletes today? Well, on today’s show we have an example of a man who has a written powerful book called “Hey Coach!” which speaks to some of these questions. An accomplished businessman, author and coach, Mr. Jeff Dudan will be joining us live from North Carolina to share his thoughts on “When the Role of the Coach Should Go Beyond the Lines on the Field.”