Family Meeting: Coaching

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From sports to professional and life coaches, today’s entire show is about coaching. We’ll hear from you on what made your most beloved coaches so good at the job, and what was lacking in the not so great ones. Are coaches responsible for the health of their players? And do they have an obligation to not put their egos first? Stefan Fatsis of Slate and NPR considers these questions, from the little leagues on up to the professional level. Plus: New York Times Magazine critic Sam Anderson on how the most successful sports coaches tend to emphasize more than just athleticism; a life coach explains life and career coaching; and a coach and teacher Natalie Randolph on her experience as one of the first women to be head coach of a high school football team.