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Word cloud used in a coaching job search at Memphis

The word-cloud graphic was flashed on an ESPN pre-game show between the Memphis Tigers and the Penn State Nits at the end of 2019.

The Memphis Athletic Director, Laird Veatch, held up a word cloud used in the coach-selection process at the Dec. 13, 2019, presser. "Ryan won this job," he said. (Geoff Calkins/Daily Memphian)

What is of interest here -- is that the largest word is CARES.

Cares is the largest word, as desired by the college football players.

Caring & Loving Coach interview – ND

Coach Tim Welsh, now retired from his position as the head swim coach at Notre Dame, has been a leader in American Swimming for decades. Way back when, Tim coached at Johns Hopkins and the Ohio University teams always swam a dual meet there in January.

Grading each other’s character in a team setting

Quote from the article: "There’s no in between."

So, players get "0s" or "1s". Really?

Even in the US political elections, it is stupid to have the votes that we present citizens / voters. Winner take all. Rather, how about percentage voting?

Could be 0 to 1 in .1 steps.

Wondering what are the 20 (?) traits in the survey?

The 20 character traits the program values:

  1. work ethic, 
  2. confidence,
  3. respect,
  4. trust,
  5. commitment,
  6. desire to win, and
  7. desire to improve.
What would you measure and ask about?

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