Coaching Advice from Ohio State’s Urban Meyer

Coach AdviceWhen Ohio State was announced as the fourth and final team to get into this season’s inaugural football playoff many were disappointed, especially TCU and Baylor.

Anyone who has followed Urban Meyer’s coaching career certainly couldn’t have been surprised because the guy flat out knows how to win!

However, when author Pat Williams asked Coach Meyer what advice he would give coaches just starting out in the profession, his answer undoubtedly surprised many,

Here’s the best piece of advice that I can offer any young coach: you don’t have to be a nutcase to be successful as a coach. If you don’t have balance in your life, you’ll be consumed by the job. You’ll destroy your family and end up in the street without a life. You can be a successful coach and still be a good husband and dad. You can have all the success in the world, but without a balanced life you’re not a good coach as far as I’m concerned. You’ve got to have something other than coaching.

That’s great advice at any time of year but especially important during the holiday season. Don’t be so consumed by preseason games and Christmas tournaments that you completely forget about your family, your friends, and the reason we celebrate this time of year.

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