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Life Lessons Athletes Learn Can Make All The Difference When Being Hired

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Coach Ted Minnis recently became the winningest coach in Harvard water polo (@HarvardH2OPolo history for both the men’s and women’s programs. On the men’s side, Minnis won his program-best 100th game on the opening day of the 2016 season against then-No. 10 UC Davis. Minnis is also the all-time leader in wins for the women's water polo program with 111 total wins, surpassing Chris Hafferty’s total of 81 wins during the 2014-15 campaign. Minnis is also certified as a Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach®.

In sports, athletes don't just learn lessons about the specific sports they're playing, but they can learn lessons about the bigger picture - life itself. Minnis points out that when looking for a job, athletes tend to have an edge on non-athletes because they typically know how to be a team player on and off the field, which translates to being a good employee.