“Sports and other forms of vigorous physical activity provide educational experience which cannot be duplicated in the classroom. They are an uncompromising laboratory in which we must htink and act quickly and efficiently under pressure and then force us to meet our own inadequacies face to face - and do something about them - as nothing else does.
In any athletic activity we are thrown upon our own resources to succeed or fail in the face of a strong and immediate challenge. Sports resemble life in a capsule form and the participant quickly learns that his preformance depends upon the development of strength, stammina, self-discipline and a sure and study judgement.”
“We wanted to duplicate the oaken doors of the entrance but had only vague descriptions of the detailed carving. So we issued an appeal to anyone who might have married in the church, because couples often pose for photos outside the church doors. People sent their wedding albums or photographs of their grandparents as newlyweds. We went from ignorance to knowing exactly the designs that allowed the wood artisans to create new doors exactly in the image of the old.”
“No one can ever duplicate that. It's the first group that you spent four years with at the place where you like being at and the place you hope to coach at for a long time. You never forget that group.”