It’s a really simple formula: team, loyalty, competition. And lastly, hard work.
The basics. The fundamentals.
It was about we and us, for 62 years. Constant. He pushed so hard. He expected good things.
It was about family. And he took his team as a second family.
If you take care of the little things, and the big things will take care of themselves. — JoePa.
During his 61 years at Penn State, Paterno became a beloved figure in the college community. He was well known for his distinct game-day image, particularly his thick, square glasses. The emphasis that he placed on ethics and moral conduct and his philosophy on football, to meld athletics and academics, were signatures of his coaching style. He and his wife, Sue, donated more than $4 million to Penn State, and funded the school’s library that bears their names. [Wikipedia]
“There is no magic to coaching: you have to be able to sell, organize, and teach.”
Supervisors are highly social and community-minded, with many rising to positions of responsibility in their school, church, industry, or civic groups. Supervisors are generous with their time and energy, and very often belong to a variety of service clubs, lodges, and associations, supporting them through steady attendance, but also taking an outspoken leadership role. Supervisors like to take charge of groups and are comfortable issuing orders. They are cooperative with their own superiors, and they would like cooperation from the people working under them. [Please Understand Me II]
Rest in Peace, Coach. We will take it from here.
When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality. — Joe Paterno