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David Shaw On The Importance Of Character In His Players

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David Shaw (@CoachDavidShaw) is the current Head Football Coach at Stanford University. Shaw has set records as the third-fastest active coach, one of three coaches to lead his team to BCS bowls in his first 3 years as head coach, and he helped Stanford become the only team to earn four consecutive BCS bowl bids during the Bowl Championship Series Era. Shaw is also a two-time recipient of the PAC-12 Coach of the Year Award.

In this video, Shaw discusses the importance of having good character and he distinguishes the difference between being competitive and being combative. Shaw expects that his players neither disrespect the game nor the people that play it. Sportsmanship and good character go a long way, and when you represent your school, team, family, and self, they are essential.