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STILL GRINDING FOR GREATNESS (Coach Tom Yankello)

SEASON-2: THE COACHES


You'd think coach Tom Yankello would be satisfied. He's been a coach for nearly thirty years and trained world champions such as the great Roy Jones and Paul Spadafora along the way... and yet, despite all this, Tom is still grinding for greatness everyday with his next crop of would-be champions. In this episode Tom shares his story of success, some of his failures and the many lessons he's learned as a coach over all these years. A  great coach and good guy still on the grind for greatness!



Key take a ways - notes

  • 9:30 - I realized I wasn't going to be a champion myself...so I focused on building them.

  • 14:00 - I wish I knew then what I know now.

  • 14:45 - I think being a teacher is the key to being a good coach.

  • 18:00 - On style...Every athlete is different so I try and adjusted to each athletes needs.

  • 21:00 - A difficult situation...its very hard being an employee of the people you coach/lead.

  • 22:30 - There are trainers, teachers and coach and they are all different.

  • 33:00 - Its a tough spot...sometimes you just can't say everything you want to say

  • 44:00 - Always tough to see a kid go when you know they still need you

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