Coaching Role Model: Sue Enquist

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The coach that I most look up too and that I would want to follow the way I would like to coach is former UCLA coach/player Sue Enquist. She was apart of UCLA’s softball program for 27 years starting her career as a player and then making her way up to well known accomplished coach. She retired from UCLA in 2006 ending her career with 1,314 wins and 11 National Championships and known as the winningst coaches among all active coaches. Coaches 65 All-Americans and 12 Olympians. The coaches today at UCLA where all coached by Sue Enquist and all former UCLA players.

Well finding as much information as I could on Sue Enquist I used the Google Search Engine typing search terms such as, UCLA Coach Sue Enquist getting 289,000 results with 10 articles pertaining to my topic. More terms that I used were Sue Enquist Softball with that I got 175,000 results with 7 articles some of them being from the search I used from above. Last search term I used was Sue Enquist Coaching Philospohy with 4, 190 results and 4 helpful articles. Most of the articles came from her own personal website that had some videos of her speaking to young softball players sharing her coaching philosophy along knowledge of the game of softball and what makes a champion along with a successful player/person. There were also things that she have said that are very vital to players and coaches. One that I really like was “Every Champions road is different, but there is a theme that is woven throughout all of them. My goal is to give you the common tools that all champions possess which enables them to master their level of success. I look forward to the opportunity customize your action plan.” Just be reading this quote you can get an idea of what kind of coach she is and it declares why she was so successful as a coach.

There was another Website that I came across where other coaches, former players, and friends that she knew had to say about her. John Wooden was one of them and he had said “It’s...
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