100 Of The Best Inspirational Coaching Quotes

It is every coach’s responsibility to keep his / her team motivated and that cannot be only achieved by the coach on his own. not only the players are blamed for the loss of a team but also the coach. If a team wins the coach get some credits too.  A  coach can learn a thing or two from other coaches in order preform better on their field.

We have compiled a list (formulated with sub topics) of great coaching quotes from past and presents coaches to help enhance your coaching abilities.

Coach Carter Quotes

  1. “I came to coach basketball players, and you became students. l came to teach boys, and you became men.” – Coach Ken Carter

  2. “When we step on the floor every second that clock is ticking, we are pedal to the metal, we run the ball, we pressure the ball, and most importantly we control the tempo of the game, we make them play Richmond Oiler ball.”– Coach Ken Carter

  3. “We have a game tomorrow so get some rest tonight. Remember: ties and jackets tomorrow.” – Coach Ken Carter

  4. “It’s the same message that we as a culture send to our professional athletes, and that is that they are above the law. If these boys cannot honor the simple rules of a basketball contract, how long do you think it will be before they’re out there breaking the law?”– Coach Ken Carter

  5. “When we step on to the floor, every second that clock is ticking we are pedal to the medal.” – Coach Ken Carter

  6. “You men played like champions. You never gave up. And champions, they hold their heads high.” – Coach Ken Carter

  7. “These students are student-athletes. “Student” comes first.” – Coach Ken Carter

  8. “You won 4 games last season. FOUR! What gives you the right to the game that I love with trash talk and taunting? What gives you the right to wear Richmond on your chest and act like punks?” – Coach Ken Carter

  9. “Before you leave my gym, you must pay an exit price of 50 made free throws before you can go.” – Coach Ken Carter

  10. “If you vote to end the lockout, you won’t have to terminate me; I’ll quit.” – Coach Ken Carter

Basketball Coach Quotes

Everybody needs motivation to bring them up in when they are at their weakest, where they feel like quitting. Every coach need a bank of positive coaching quotes to draw encouragement words from for their teams, winning and losing of a team lies with the coach.

Below is the list of basketball quotes from best basketball coaches just check if you can find a nugget or two to apply with your team.

  1. “We try to stress the little things because little things lead to big things.” –Steve Alford

  2. “Criticize on defense and encourage on offense.” –John Brady

  3. “Always acknowledge hustle plays in practice.” –Lou Campanelli)

  4. “Coaching doesn’t start with Xs and Os. It starts with believing that players win games and coaches win players.” –Bill Courtney

  5. “Never let fundamentals and building skills take a backseat to game planning. Game plans win games. Fundamentals win championships.” Tom Crean

  6. “Hearing improves with praise!” –Mark Gottfried

  7. “I think the most important thing about coaching is that you have to have a sense of confidence about what you’re doing. You have to be a salesman and you have to get your players, particularly your leaders, to believe in what you’re trying to accomplish on the basketball floor.” –Phil Jackson

  8. “If I was given eight hours to chop down a tree, I would spend seven hours sharpening my axe.” –Abraham Lincoln

  9. “Everyone wants to win, but not everyone is willing to prepare to win.” –Bob Knight  

  10. “Practice structure determines success.” –Bobby Knight

Football coach quotes

If you are coaching a football team it would be quite helpful to learn some few things from other world’s best coaches and we are bringing to you a collection of good coach quotes that will aid your coaching skills.

  1. “Winning isn’t everything, but the will to win is everything.” –Vince Lombardi

  2. “People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.”- Vince Lombardi

  3. “Football is a great deal like life in that it teaches that work, sacrifice, perseverance, competitive drive, selflessness and respect for authority is the price that each and every one of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” – Vince Lombardi

  4. “Second place is meaningless. You can’t always be first, but you have to believe that you should have been – that you were never beaten – that time just ran out on you.”- Vince Lombardi

  5. “On a team, it’s not the strength of the individual players, but it is the strength of the unit and how they all function together.” –Bill Belichick

  6. “The only sign we have in the locker room is from The Art of War: ‘Every battle is won before it is fought.’” –Bill Belichick

  7. “Leave as little to chance as possible. Preparation is the key to success.” –Paul Brown

  8. “You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat.” –Paul Brown

  9. “Football is a game of errors. The team that makes the fewest errors in a game usually wins.” – Paul Brown

  10. “Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.” –Don Shula

Thank you coach quotes

You know at some times your coach needs motivation, to show him that you are grateful for his good work. The more you recognize him is the more he is inspired to give coaching his best.

Check out these thank you coach quotes maybe you can chose from to show your coach how grateful you are for his great work.

  1. “Thanks for believing in me when I was down and out. Thanks for trusting me when even I had my own doubts. Thanks for pushing me to emerge as a champion – coach, you are my ultimate source of inspiration.”

  2. “Even your most SUBTLE tips create the most NOTICEABLE impacts on my performance. Thanks coach.”

  3. “You made me stronger with each passing day. You made me better in just about every way. You inspired me to become a winner, I will remember your words forever. Thanks coach.”

  4. “Your motivation is like an aeroplane – it get us exactly where we want to be in the least possible time. Thanks coach.”

  5. “I hate it when you pull me up for being slack, but deep down inside I know it will help me improve what I lack. I get annoyed when you try to push me beyond my limits, but deep down inside I know that’s the only way to cultivate a winning spirit. Thanks coach.”

  6. “It is just amazing how you willingly take blame for my failures and give me credit for my success. Thanks coach

  7. “I have dedicated my life to being a better athlete and you are my godfather. Thanks coach..”

  8. “I always knew how to play, but you taught me how to win. Thanks coach.”

  9. “Dear coach… you are to us like how fuel is to fire. Thanks for lighting the fire within.”

  10. “I would never have been ambitious if you hadn’t motivated to be audacious and ferocious. Thanks coach, you are glorious.”

Famous coaching quotes

Your team needs to be encouraged to reach their highest potential, bad coach quotes won’t do you any justice, but top notch quotes will do for you.

Checkout our list of famous quotes we have prepared for you that will sure to bring the lively spirit out of your team.

  1. “To be as good as it can be, a team has to buy into what you as the coach are doing. They have to feel you’re a part of them and they’re a part of you.” – Bobby Knight

  2. “Selecting the right person for the right job is the largest part of coaching.” – Phil Crosby

  3. “It’s what you learn, after you know it all, that counts.” – John Wooden

  4. “Coaches have to watch for what they don’t want to see and listen to what they don’t want to hear.” – John Madden

  5. “Victory or defeat is not determined at the moment of crisis, but rather in the long and unspectacular period of preparation.” – Anonymous

  6. “A coach should never be afraid to ask questions of anyone he could learn from.” – Bobby Knight

  7. “Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

  8. “Let me tell you what winning means…. you’re willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else.” – Vince Lombardi

  9. “All coaching is, is taking a player where he can’t take himself.” – Bill McCartney

  10. “I want my team to be more detached from the wins and losses and be more focused on doing the little things well. When you focus on getting the win, it can suffocate you, especially during the playoffs when the pressure gets thick.” – Sue Enquist

Baseball Coach Quotes

Are you in search of baseball coach quotes? Relax we got you. We have prepared a list of the best coach quotes to use to inspire your team and prepare you for many coming wins.

  1. “Individual commitment to a group effort- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” –Vince Lambardi

  2. “There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch is happen and those who wonder what happens.” –Tommy Lasorda

  3. “A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.” –John wooden

  4. “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” –Vince Lombardi

  5. “Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan”. –Tom Landry

  6. “Little league baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parent off the street.”–Yogi berra

  7. “It is the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” –John Wooden

  8. “Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” –Pat Riley

  9. “The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.” –Bob Lemon

  10. “You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too.” –Roy Campanella

Coach Wooden Quotes

Coach John wooden was widely known for his motivational words and wisdom as he won championships on it. He has inspired many coaches and players with his motivational quotes.

Wooden inspirations are evidence to his greatness. Be inspired with these quotes from the legendary coach John Wooden.

  1. “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”  John Wooden

  2. “Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.” – John Wooden

  3. “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

  4. “There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.” – John Wooden

  5. “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” – John Wooden

  6. “Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” – John Wooden

  7. “The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.” – John Wooden

  8. “The best competition I have is against myself to become better. – John Wooden

  9. “The most important thing in the world is family and love.” – John Wooden

  10. “I had three rules for my players: No profanity. Don’t criticize a teammate. Never be late.” – John Wooden

Leadership Coaching Quotes

It is every leaders’ responsibility to keep their people motivated, coaching is one way to execute that. Bring to use the following inspirational coach quotes and thank us later.

  1. “I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum potential.” –Bob Nardelli

  2. “Coaches and the people they coach know that for the future to be different, we need to change the way we do things in the present…. More often, changes involve shifts in attitudes, thinking, perceptions, and behavior.” –Gary Collins

  3. “Coaching is a unique process of human development, one that works to change a person’s life for the better and help him or her achieve a number of specific objectives.” –Ian Berry

  4. “Coaching is a profession of love. You can’t coach people unless you love them.” –Eddie Robison

  5. “Everyone needs a coach, whether it’s a top level executive, a graduate student, a homemaker, a homeless person or the President of the United States.” –Anthony Robbins

  6. “The best coaches really care about people. They have a sincere interest in people.” –Byron & Catherine Pulsifer

  7. “The goal of coaching is good management: to make the most of an organization’s valuable resources.” –Harvard Business Review

  8. “What I learned is that if a coach lacks sufficient persistence, he will be unable to complete the critical task of finding growth opportunities out of adversity.” –Seth Davis

  9. “I realized that life had much more to offer than I had anticipated and decided to help others in their human journey. Therefore, I became a trainer and a coach with passion for transformation.” –Ann Betz

  10. “A good leader is always learning. The great leaders start learning young and continue until their last breath.” –Bill Walsh

Softball Coach Quotes

If you want your softball team to be always on the winning side you need to constantly motivate your players through your coaching. Once they are motivated it no doubt that they will always bring the prize home.

Check out this great coach quotes, you may choose to use these on trainings or before games to inspire your team.

  1. “ANYONE can be on a team, but NOT just anyone can be a loyal leader who people look to and who rises above all the negativity and drama.”

  2. “The true definition of confidence has nothing to do with other people who surround us and statistics on a sheet of paper.  The only place that confidence comes is from inside YOU. Yes, you. Our confidence belongs to us, no one else.”

  3. “When you take the field or look at yourself in the mirror, YOU must be the one to believe that YOU are meant to do great things. YOU get to show everyone what you are made of and your love for the game.”

  4. “The only way you won’t “make it” is if you don’t have passion for something and don’t work hard enough at it – with all my heart I believe that. When you have passion for where ever your heart wants to take you, it drives you, it gives you direction and it gives you momentum.  Let your passion push you to your dreams. Your passion is the driving force behind your energy and motivation.”

  5. “Passion creates work ethic.  Work ethic creates possibilities.  Possibilities creates happiness.”

  6. “Realize this: We aren’t going to be perfect with our outcomes/results, in this game of failure we call softball. However, every time you are in a pressure situation it’s a chance to prove that you’re in the “perfect” frame of mind. The “success” and “failure” comes from being in the right frame of mind and giving yourself a chance to have success when the big moment comes; it doesn’t always necessarily come with the outcome, despite what all eyes watching might think. Results will come once the frame of mind has been altered.”

  7. “Take it one pitch at a time. Take it one day at time.”

  8. “The majority of players have to learn to be confident, just like players have to learn to throw a ball. It’s a process and it gets stronger the more it’s practiced. Even if you have to fake it to practice it, fake it until it becomes real. You WILL start to believe it.”

  9. “A winner is a person who gets up one more time then he was knocked down.” –Unknown

  10. “If you face a worthy opponent acknowledge their skills and show them yours” –Unknown

Coach Boone Quotes

Couch Herman Boone acted on a biographical sport film as a coach who break racial segregation in the movie to make the boys understand the true meaning of a team and drove the high school football team to state championship in 1971.

Here are some of the motivational coaching quotes he said on the movie;

  1. “I don’t scratch my head unless it itches and I don’t dance until I hear some music. I will not be intimidated. That’s just the way it is.” –Coach Herman Boone

  2. “I’m not gonna talk to you tonight about winnin’ and losin’. You’re already winners ‘cause you didn’t kill each other up at camp” –Coach Herman Boone

  3. “This is no democracy. It is a dictatorship. I am the law.” –Coach Herman Boone

  4. “We will be perfect in every aspect of the game. You drop a pass, you run a mile. You miss a blocking assignment, you run a mile. You fumble the football, and I will break my foot off in your John Brown hind parts and then you will run a mile. Perfection. Let’s go to work.” –Coach Herman Boone

  5. “Now I may be a mean cuss. But I’m the same cuss with everybody out there on that football field. The world don’t give a damn about how sensitive these kids are, especially the young black kids. You ain’t doin’ these kids a favor by patronizing them. You crippling them; you crippling them for life.” –Coach Herman Boone

  6. “I’m a winner. I’m going to win.” –Coach Herman Boone

  7. “You look like a bunch of fifth-grade sissies after a cat fight! You got anger, that’s good you’re gonna need it, you got aggression that’s even better you’re gonna need that, too. But any little two-year- old child can throw a fit! Football is about controlling that anger, harnessing that aggression into a team effort to achieve perfection.” –Coach Herman Boone

  8. “This is where they fought the battle of Gettysburg. Fifty thousand men died right here on this field, fighting the same fight that we are still fighting among ourselves today. This green field right here, painted red, bubblin’ with the blood of young boys. Smoke and hot lead pouring right through their bodies. Listen to their souls, men. I killed my brother with malice in my heart. Hatred destroyed my family. You listen, and you take a lesson from the dead. If we don’t come together right now on this hallowed ground, we too will be destroyed, just like they were. I don’t care if you like each other of not, but you will respect each other. And maybe… I don’t know, maybe we’ll learn to play this game like men” –Coach Herman Boone

  9. “You listen, and you take a lesson from the dead. If we don’t come together right now on this hallowed ground, we too will be destroyed, just like they were. I don’t care if you like each other of not, but you will respect each other. And maybe… I don’t know, maybe we’ll learn to play this game like men.” –Coach Herman Boone

  10. “Well I’m not going to cut ‘em and eat ‘em. Ye best player will play, color won’t matter.” –Coach Herman Boone

It is without a shadow of doubt that the above coaching quotes once they are adapted by coaches and be put into effective practice, sports will reach higher levels of success worldwide, not that it hasn’t reached any.


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