Politics and Coaching

There was a great article in the WSJ last month (I should just call this blog the Wall Street Journal Cliff Notes) about why coaches are overwhelmingly conservative.

Bobby Bowden is a Florida State coach who says there's a natural connection between politics and coaching. "In coaching, you've got to have more discipline and you've got to be more strict and just conservative, I think. It fits with the Republicans."

Lou Holtz was a coach at Notre Dame. He says, "You aren't entitled to anything. You don't inherit anything. You get what you earn -- your position on the team. You're treated like everyone else. You're held accountable for your actions. You understand that your decisions affect other people on that team...There's winners, there's losers, and there's competitiveness."

I thought that was an interesting parallel. If only every American agreed!

2 Responses to “Politics and Coaching”:

  1. This American does!

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