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    Re: What makes someone a GREAT COACH?

    Someone who wins about 90% of the time.

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    Re: What makes someone a GREAT COACH?

    Quote Originally Posted by RougeDawg View Post
    Someone who wins about 90% of the time.
    90%? that's very high standards.

    But, there could be other measures by which to determine someone to be a great coach, besides just winning %. Of course winning is a big part of the equation, but a coach who has to deal with disadvantages beyond their control and wins at, say, a 65-70% clip could be a VERY GREAT coach.

    Back to the 90% threshold. What coaches in any sport, throughout history, have won at that rate over their career? Bet it's a short list.

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    Re: What makes someone a GREAT COACH?

    By that 90% standard there has never been a great coach in football.

    Knute Rockne - 13 years at Notre Dame has the highest winning % at 88.1% Close, but not 90%.
    Frank Leahy - who coached at Boston College and Notre Dame is second at 86.4%
    Urban Meyer has a 85.1% career winning %.
    Nick Saban is at 77.4%

    In the NFL some guy named Guy Chamberlain holds the highest winning percentage in the pros at 78.4%.

    In Men's College Hoops it's:

    Sam Burton - West Texas A&M at 83.3%

    At third and fourth are:

    Adolf Rupp - Kentucky 82.2%
    John Wooden - UCLA 80.4%

    In WBB the top two are:

    Geno A. - UCONN 87.7%
    Leon Barmore - Louisiana Tech 86.7%

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    Re: What makes someone a GREAT COACH?

    Quote Originally Posted by champion110 View Post
    Dawn Staley is doing pretty well too. There are some, but your point is valid.
    Seems like it's more likely to come from the PG position if a great player turns out to be a great coach. Probably because they already do a lot of coaching-lite type activities as a player. The personality still has to be right, though. Spoon's just wasn't. Frankly, I'm still a tad surprised that Kim turned into a top notch coach.

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    Re: What makes someone a GREAT COACH?

    Quote Originally Posted by TechDawgMc View Post
    Seems like it's more likely to come from the PG position if a great player turns out to be a great coach. Probably because they already do a lot of coaching-lite type activities as a player. The personality still has to be right, though. Spoon's just wasn't. Frankly, I'm still a tad surprised that Kim turned into a top notch coach.
    I'm sure the mentoring she received under Barmore as an assistant has had a lot to do with pigtails' success.

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    Re: What makes someone a GREAT COACH?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bearpaw View Post
    I'm sure the mentoring she received under Barmore as an assistant has had a lot to do with pigtails' success.
    And recruiting..... She took some players from us when she left. That opened up a pipeline at Baylor for them. It isn't JUST that, but once you get that recruiting edge and win, it sure does help.

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