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Dusty Ol Fart
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John Gagliardi, the former head coach of Division III St. John's (Minn.), died at 91 on Sunday morning, six years after he ended his 60-year career with the Johnnies in 2012. 

His abiity to get his players to buy in and understand was amazing.  No Play Book!  Just instruction and trust! 

Not MPP... ONE TASK!  Teach them!  🙂


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CoachDP
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One of my all-time favorites and one of the greatest ever.

--Dave

"The Greater the Teacher, the More Powerful the Player."

The Mission Statement: "I want to show any young man that he is far tougher than he thinks, that he can accomplish more than what he dreamed and that his work ethic will take him wherever he wants to go."

#BattleReady newhope


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Monster
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Indeed a sad day. We can all learn so much from his example.

Mission Statement: To make a genuine effort at every opportunity to help those around me build and maintain a commitment to success.


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CoachDP
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There are at least 3 books about the man.  I have one of them (“The Sweet Season”).  He’s a great subject for a book because he was an incredibly interesting man.  His 2003 national championship win over Mount Union was a great game and a match-up of 2 legends (Gagliardi and Kehres).

—Dave

"The Greater the Teacher, the More Powerful the Player."

The Mission Statement: "I want to show any young man that he is far tougher than he thinks, that he can accomplish more than what he dreamed and that his work ethic will take him wherever he wants to go."

#BattleReady newhope


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Dusty Ol Fart
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I was thumbing through Coaching 101, written by my HS Alma Mater Header Don Schnake.  He mentions Coach G in his acknowledgements.  The Book is 20 years Old. 

Impact!!  8)

 

Not MPP... ONE TASK!  Teach them!  🙂


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Bob Goodman
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What I've wondered is whether the Joe Gagliardi I knew at NY Medical College was related to him.  Joe was the star of the hockey team, & had played at Yale.


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