What are the Best and Worst Things to Say as a Coach?

After observing so many coach-wrestler interactions, it’s clear to me now that a coach’s attitude and tone when talking to their athlete can have a profound impact on the athlete’s performance, for better or worse. With that in mind, my partner (Sam Herring) and I decided to compile a list of the best and worst things that you can say to your competitor.

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2019-20 Lineup Preview: Iowa Edition, by Dysen Gould

2020 could be the first year the Hawkeyes are favored to win the title since 2015, they were also the favorite in 2014 and 2011. The Hawkeyes, however, were unable to come out on top in those years. The last time the Hawkeyes were able to capture the title was in 2010 when Brent Metcalf, Jay Borschel, and Matt McDonough all won national titles in Omaha, Nebraska. Iowa crowned eight All-Americans that year and scored 134.5 team points.

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