Sports Psychology Coaching


Bill Cole, MS, MA
The Mental Game Coach™
Silicon Valley, California

Super Bowl XLI - Coaching Change
Yahoo! Sports Interview
February 2007

Bill Cole was a guest expert, as the sport psychologist, in a Yahoo! Sports roundtable discussion about the coaching styles of Head Coaches Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts and Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears for Super Bowl XLI.

Other guest experts included three-time Super Bowl winner Bill Walsh, former Head Coach of the San Francisco 49ers; Harry Edwards, a professor at the University of California-Berkeley and one of the world's foremost experts in race and sport; and Dick Vermeil, former Head Coach of the Super Bowl champions St. Louis Rams.

Long after people forget the score and the venue, they might recall Super Bowl XLI as the most socially significant football game since the NFL discovered Roman numerals. It was the first Super Bowl game in which both head coaches were African American, and both of these coaches were known for their even-keeled approaches and calm demeanor.

Bill Cole, a fan of calm coaches, commented, "It's very important [coaches] don't spread their personal stress to the players."

Read the rest of Bill Cole's interview and the comments from the other panelists in the Yahoo! Sports column Coaching Change.

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Bill Cole, MS, MA
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