My dad's all-time hero was John Wooden, and he spoke often about his coaching methods and philosophies. Sadly, the UCLA coach died in June, just four months shy of turning 100 years old. His quotes are oft-repeated so I decided to post one today, as my twins begin their sixth hockey season:
"Talent is God-given. Be humble.
Fame is man-given. Be grateful.
Conceit is self-given. Be careful."
- John Wooden