Knute Rockne’s 10 Coaching Commandments
Knute Rockne is recognized by the College Football Hall of Fame as “without question, American football’s most renowned coach.”
As Notre Dame’s head coach from 1918 to 1930, Rockne set the greatest all-time winning percentage of .881, an achievement that still ranks at the top for both college and professional football. During his tenure as head coach of the Fighting Irish, Rockne coached teams to 105 victories, 12 losses, five ties and six national championships.
Rockne was an innovative coach with a wry sense of humor. “I’ve found,” he said, “that prayers work best when you have big players.”
Perhaps his greatest achievement involved the principles he taught – coaching that provides lessons for today’s leaders.
Here are 10 of Rockne’s so-called commandments
“A coach’s greatest asset,” said Rockne, “is his sense of responsibility – the reliance placed on him by his players.”
What kind of coach are you?
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