Coaches are important educational leaders in our schools, communities, and universities. The Sport and the Growing Good (SGG) podcast provides embedded, front-line insights on winning and positive development. The SGG podcast can be heard here and on all major podcast platforms.
Craig Bundy is an Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Famerwhose impact on players, teams, and communities transcends the football field. Coach Bundy “sees the big picture” in sports, focusing on not just wins and losses, but upon the ways we can grow the good through teamwork and competition. In this episode of SGG, we discussed: 1. The impact that his high school football coach had on his life. 2. Becoming a head high school coach “way, way too early.” 3. What he learned when he left coaching to try a career in sales. 4. Learning the game at the University of Illinois and other stops along his journey. 5. When yelling is necessary. 6. Seeing the big picture when working with kids. 7. Communicating with parents. 8. The Best Buddies partnership. 9. The “Team Together” concept – which emphasizes selflessness. 10. How service-related work can contribute to winning on the field. 11. The unique role of football in individual and community lives.