You know the picture of the typical coach. Gruff and loud. Headphones thrown on the turf, screaming at the officials. Pushing the team through the wretched heat of August two-a-days. Raging at his fullback for hitting the wrong hole.
And you may think the measure of effectiveness of a head football mentor is found in his win-loss record. Hey, when the “Ls” exceed the “Ws” it’s time to clean house at the top — and find a new staff. That’s the mentality of many a “booster” and many a parent. But they’re often wrong.