Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The definition of a "player's coach"

Late last month, new Bucs coach Raheem Morris hired former Boston College head football coach Jeff Jagodzinski as the team's new offensive coordinator.

A 25-year coaching veteran, Coach Jagodzinski was asked recently about his coaching style.

Q: As the son of a cop, are you a discipline guy? Are you a screamer? How would you describe your coaching style?

A: "They talk about a players' coach. Let me define what a players' coach is. A players' coach is one that is not an accommodator, but is a communicator. Guys will know exactly where I am coming from."