This week’s tip is from former head football coach, Doug Graber. Graber was the head coach at Montana State and Rutgers University, spent a number of years as an assistant in the NFL, and won a World Bowl with the Frankfurt Galaxy.

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The single most important aspect of coaching a team comes down to truly caring about and loving the young men that play for you.

I can attest from my playing days, when I knew my coach cared for me, it made all the difference. And it has to be genuine. A coach can fake the X’s and O’s but he can’t fake genuinely caring for his players, at least not for long.

Doug went on to say when his players knew he cared for them they were willing to run through a wall for him. Wouldn’t every coach want a team full of players like that?

“And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13