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Coaching Character Gets Results In Any Sport

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Nigel Burton (@CoachNBurton) is a football commentator for the Pac-12 Network, host of Rip City Mornings with Dan & Nigel, and the former head coach for the Portland State Vikings college football team from 2010-2014. Burton's first coaching job was as a defensive assistant for South Florida in 2000. From 2001 to 2002, he coached defensive backs at Portland State, and then from 2003 to 2007, coached the secondary at Oregon State.

In this video, Burton talks about how coaching character traits explicitly can be effective in any sport. To Burton, explicility teaching communication, positivity, and being uplifting to make young athletes feel like they can be successful is something all coaches can be explicit about, and it can help athletes succeed both on and off the field. These coaching strategies are effective in all sports because they are fundamental qualities of a coachable player and a successful person. By encouraging others to believe in themselves, more people will strive to be better and never settle for good enough.