Coaching Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Coaching quotes and Coaching sayings, and Coaching proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"The only side effect of too much training is that you get into better shape. There is nothing wrong with that."

Mark Spitz

"Good coaching is good teaching and nothing else."

Pat Conroy

"It’s all about training smart."

Tyson Gay

"The goal of coaching is not in fixing what is broken, but in discovering new talents and new ways to use old talents that lead to far greater effectiveness."

Elizabeth And Gifford Pinchot

"The single most important thing in coaching is turning out educated kids who are ready for society."

Allen Newell

"We know the principles of coaching. The art is knowing when to apply them."

James Counsilman

"Coaching is like being a king. It prepares you for nothing."

Herb Brooks

"I define coaching as launching the salesperson on a voyage of discovery by asking questions."

Chris Lytle

"The key to coaching is not what you do, but the way you do it. The intangibles, the motivational parts of the game are the most important facets of it"

Rick Pitino

"It doesn’t matter where you coach, it matters why you coach."

Don Meyer

"Good coaching is about leadership and instilling respect in your players. Dictators lead through fear–good coaches do not."

John Wooden

"My coaching philosophy? Determine your players talents and give them every weapon to get the most from those talents."

Don Shula

"By instructing students how to learn, unlearn and relearn, a powerful new dimension can be added to education."

Alvin Toffler

"The interesting thing about coaching is that you have to trouble the comfortable, and comfort the troubled"

Ric Charlesworth

"Coaching doesn’t make sick people well…it helps healthy people become extra-ordinary."

Thomas Leonard

"Coaching is the art and practice of guiding a person or group from where they are toward the greater competence and fulfillment that they desire."

Gary Collins

"Coaching is not how much you know. It’s how much you can get players to do."

Bum Phillips

"Coaching is not a natural way of life. Your victories and losses are too clear cut."

Tommy Prothro

"Coaching is people management- getting people to do what you want them to do and like doing it"


"Coaching does not permit democracy."

Jeff Brown

"[Coaching is] helping people discover what they could not discover on their own, so they can become what they want to become."

Aubrey Malphurs

"Coaching isn’t a great mystery. It’s Just hard work, determination, and inspiration at the right moment."

Bob Zuppke

"Coaching is helping people grow without telling them what to do."

Tony Stoltzfus

"By not providing coaching to people after providing them with behaviorally-based skill training, we set them up for failure."

Thomas Crane

"Coaching is the most important servant leadership element in helping people accomplish their goals."

Bill Hybels

"Coaching is effective self-expression in the coach/client relationship so that you catalyze your clients’ manifestation of their own desired outcomes."

Patrick Williams

"Coaching isn’t an addition to a leader’s job, it’s an integral part of it."

George S. Odiorne

"Coaching is an action, not a title and actions result in successes!"


"Coaching doesn’t start with X’s and O’s. It starts with believing that players win games and coaches win players."

Bill Courtney

"Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them."

Timothy Gallwey

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