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Letter from the EditorEverything You\'d Ever Want in a Coach ... Tom Landry
© March 2000
I always liked Tom Landry. I liked everything he stood for in life: character, calmness in the face of turmoil, confidence and a steely determination to win. In reading the many accounts of his life and career since his death on Feb. 12, I understood that much of what I do not like about many current coaches is because of what I did like about Landry.
I have never liked the type of coach who screams at officials, throws his headset and completely loses his cool during a game or at halftime. While many of these coaches are successful, I have never and never will respect that type of leadership. I think it sets a poor example. Landry was the antithesis of this type of coach. He once said, "If you ever saw me being a cheerleader on the sidelines, that would mean I was only watching, instead of thinking." And during a career that ....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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